2017 Covered California Platinum 90 Rx Benefits

The Covered California Platinum 90 plan includes low copays for Rx benefits and no Rx deductible. That means that from the beginning, the only cost associated with Tier 1, 2, and 3 drugs is the copay. Tier 4 drugs, however, are subject to a very reasonable coinsurance of 10% of the cost of the drug up to a maximum of $250 per script.

Platinum 90 Rx Benefits
  You pay…
Tier 1 (generic) Rx Copay $5
Tier 2 (preferred brand) Rx Copay $15
Tier 3 (non-preferred brand) Rx Copay $25
Tier 4 (specialty) Rx Copay 10% up to $250 per script
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 have to 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. In the case of the Platinum 90 plan, only Tier 4 (specialty) drugs are subject to the “per script” rule. Example 1: You’re prescribed a Tier 1(generic) drug by your Doctor that costs $100. You will only pay the $5 copay. Example 2: You’re prescribed a Tier 2 (preferred brand) drug by your Doctor that costs $200. You will only pay the $15 copay. Example 3: You’re prescribed a Tier 3 (non-preferred brand) drug by your Doctor that costs $400. You will only pay the $25 copay. Example 4: You’re prescribed a Tier 4 (specialty) drug that costs $5,000. You will pay 10% of the cost of the drug up to a maximum of $250. So, the total you will have to pay for the $5,000 Rx is $250.