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Find Out What Your TRICARE Pharmacy Costs Will Be In 2024

If you get prescription drugs through the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. Copayments for most beneficiaries are changing. The new costs will start Jan. 1, 2024.

A few factors affect your pharmacy costs. Your beneficiary category is one of them.

  • Active duty service members (ADSMs): You’ll pay nothing for covered drugs from military pharmaciesretail network, and home delivery.
  • Survivors of ADSMs and medically retired service members and their family members: Your copayments won’t change in 2024.
  • All other beneficiaries: Your copayments will increase in 2024.

 

TRICARE has several categories of covered drugs.

 

The drug category affects cost, as shown in the TRICARE Pharmacy Program Overview Fact SheetGeneric formulary drugs are the least expensive and most widely available. This is followed by brand-name formulary drugs and non-formulary drugs.

Your costs also depend on the type of pharmacy you use. You’ll pay nothing for prescriptions from military pharmacies. See the new copayments for other pharmacy types below. New costs are in bold.

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery (Up to a 90-day supply)

 

  • Generic formulary drugs will increase from $12 to $13.
  • Brand-name formulary drugs will increase from $34 to $38.
  • Non-formulary drugs will increase from $68 to $76.

 

TRICARE retail network pharmacies (Up to a 30-day supply)

 

  • Generic formulary drugs will increase from $14 to $16.
  • Brand-name formulary drugs will increase from $38 to $43.
  • Non-formulary drugs will increase from $68 to $76.

 

Note: If you aren’t an ADSM, you can’t refill certain maintenance drugs after two refills at retail network pharmacies unless you pay full cost for the drug. If you live in the U.S. or U.S. territories, you must refill them at a military pharmacy or through home delivery after two refills.

 

Non-network pharmacies (Up to a 30-day supply)

 

Do you have a TRICARE Prime health plan? If so, your non-network pharmacy costs will stay the same. With a TRICARE Prime plan, you’ll pay a 50% cost-share. This will happen after you meet your point-of-service deductible for covered drugs.

For other TRICARE plans, you’ll pay a copayment or cost-share after you meet your annual deductible. These costs are as follows:

  • Generic and brand-name formulary drugs will cost $43 (up from $38) or 20% of the total cost, whichever is more.
  • Non-formulary drugs will cost $76 (up from $68) or 20% of the total cost, whichever is more.

 

 

*For more from DHA/TRICARE, check out their M:M Expert Author Page.

 

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  • Defense Health Agency

    The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. Their mission is to provide a medical benefit commensurate with the service and sacrifice of more than 9.6 million active duty personnel, military retirees and their families.

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