What is a formulary? It’s a list of drugs that can help you save money. We choose drugs for it that are safe and cost effective — they’re the drugs your health benefits or insurance plan prefers that you use. So when your doctor prescribes one of these drugs, it can help you control the cost of health care. Or lower the costs you pay out of pocket. The formulary includes both generic and brand-name drugs. Each drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Any changes are based on the latest medical findings, as well as information from the FDA and drugmakers. You’re not limited to using formulary drugs. But you may save when you do. So talk with your doctor to see if one might be right for you. There are two ways to learn more about the formulary:
Our mail-order pharmacies are also part of your benefits. These services are quick and private. You choose where your medicine is delivered — your home, your doctor’s office … wherever works for you. You get free standard shipping, too.
Use this option if you take medicine on a regular basis for conditions like arthritis, asthma or diabetes.
Use this option if you take specialty medicine for conditions like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer.
Step 1 Ask your doctor to write TWO prescriptions.
Choose one of these ways to submit new orders to Aetna Specialty Pharmacy:
If you need a short-term supply of medicine: Just use a retail pharmacy near you. It’s easy to find one in our network — just log in to Plan Benefits Navigator℠.
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Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered and/or underwritten by Innovation Health Insurance Company and Innovation Health Plan, Inc. Innovation Health Insurance Company and Innovation Health Plan, Inc. are affiliates of Inova and of Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna). Aetna provides certain management services to Innovation Health.
Teladoc and Teladoc physicians are independent contractors and are neither agents nor employees of Aetna or Innovation Health. Teladoc does not replace the primary care physician. Teladoc does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. Teladoc operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. Teladoc does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Teladoc physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services.
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