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Prescription Costs

Your costs depend on where you get the prescription filled and the type of drug: generic, brand name or non-formulary.

Military Pharmacy

Get up to a 90-day supply of most prescription drugs.

  • $0 copayment
  • Not all drugs are available. Call first to check. 

Home Delivery

Get up to a 90-day supply of most prescription drugs.

  • Generic: $0
  • Brand name: $13
  • Non-formulary: $43 (unless you get medical necessity)

Network Pharmacy

Get up to a 30-day supply of most prescription drugs.

  • Generic: $5
  • Brand name: $17
  • *Non-formulary: $44 (unless you get medical necessity)

If you want a 90-day supply, you'll pay the cost for each 30-day supply. For example, a 90-day supply of a generic drug will cost $15.

*Some non-formulary drugs are only covered through home delivery. Check with Express Scripts before filling prescriptions for non-formulary drugs at a retail network pharmacy.

Non-Network Pharmacy

You'll pay more to get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy (including host nation pharmacies). You may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement.

Active Duty Service Members Will get a full reimbursement.
All Others Enrolled in a Prime Option Pay point-of-service fees.
TRICARE Standard and Extra

TRICARE Standard Overseas

TRICARE Young Adult-Standard

TRICARE For Life

Active duty family members:

  • Generic: $17 or 20% of the total cost, whichever is greater, after the annual deductible is met
  • Brand name: $17 or 20% of the total cost, whichever is greater, after the annual deductible is met
  • Non-Formulary: $44 or 20% of the total cost, whichever is greater, after the annual deductible is met

Retired service members and families:

  • 25% of the total cost, after the annual deductible is met
TRICARE Reserve Select
  • Generic: $17 or 20% of the total cost, whichever is greater, after the annual deductible is met
  • Brand name: $17 or 20% of the total cost, whichever is greater, after the annual deductible is met
  • Non-Formulary: $44 or 20% of the total cost, whichever is greater, after the annual deductible is met
TRICARE Retired Reserve 25% of the total cost, after the annual deductible is met

Last Updated 11/17/2014

contact Your Contacts
Express Scripts, Inc.

Stateside: 1-877-363-1303
Overseas: 1-866-275-4732
(where toll-free service is established)

Express Scripts Website


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