A drug list is a list of drugs available to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) members. How much you pay out-of-pocket for prescription drugs is determined by whether your medication is on the list. These prescription drug lists have different levels of coverage, which are called "tiers". Generally, if you choose a drug that is a lower tier, your out-of-pocket costs for a prescription drug will be less. Your doctor should consult the Drug List when prescribing drugs for you. This may help lower your out-of-pocket costs.
If you are a BCBSIL member, log in to your Blue Access for MembersSM, account to check your drug list and learn more about your prescription drug benefits. Be sure to review your benefit materials for details. If you have any questions about your prescription drug benefits, call the number on your member ID card.
Please note: Health plans may administer medical and pharmacy coverage separately for select drugs. Some drugs are covered under your medical plan instead of your pharmacy benefits. These can include drugs that must be given to you by a health care provider. These drugs are often given to you in a hospital, doctor’s office or health care setting. Examples of these drugs are contraceptive implants and chemo infusion. If you are taking or prescribed a drug that is not on your plan's Drug List, call the number on your member ID card to see if the drug may be covered by your medical plan.