2017 Covered California Bronze 60 Rx Benefits

One of the most popular Health Plans, the Covered California Bronze 60 plan includes a $500 individual Rx deductible ($1,000 for families) and 100% coverage for Rx up to $500 per script after the Rx deductible is met.

Bronze 60 Rx Benefits
  You pay…
Individual $500 Rx deductible
Family $1,000 Rx deductible
Tier 1 ( most generics) Rx Copay full price up to $500 per script after Rx deductible
Tier 2 (preferred brand) Rx Copay full price up to $500 per script after Rx deductible
Tier 3 (non-preferred brand) Rx Copay full price up to $500 per script after Rx deductible
Tier 4 (specialty) Rx Copay full price up to $500 per script after Rx deductible
Rx Deductible

The Rx deductible works similarly to any deductible. In order for your coverage to kick in, you must first pay for services up to the amount of the deductible. Once the deductible is met, your health plan benefits will kick in. However, it’s important to remember that paying into you Rx deductible does not count toward your plans medical deductible and vice versa. They are always separate.

Rx Maximum

It is comforting to know that if you take multiple medications, expensive medications or you experience a year in which you need a lot of prescriptions the most you will pay for anything (prescription drug costs included) in a year, is the out-of-pocket maximum which is $6,800 for an individual or $13,600 for a family on the Bronze plan.

What does “per script” mean?

Coverage is generally calculated per script or each time the prescription is filled for up to (but not exceeding) a 30 day supply of the drug. For a 1-30 day supply the “per script” cost would be met once. For a 31-60 day supply the “per script” cost would have to be met twice. For 61-90, three times, etc.

Example 1:

You’re prescribed a Tier 1(generic) drug by your doctor. A 30 day supply costs $100. You will pay the full $100 since the drug cost is less than the Rx deductible and the maximum per script.

Example 2:

You’re prescribed a Tier 4(specialty) drug by your Doctor. A 30 day supply costs $1,200. You will pay the $500 Rx deductible and the $500 maximum per script totaling $1,000. The carrier will be billed the remaining $200. If the same prescription needs to be refilled after a month, you will pay $500 per 30 day supply since you already met your plan’s Rx deductible of $500.