From the GIC Summer 2009 Newsletter pdf format of    fybsummer2009.pdf

If you are regularly taking medications for a chronic medical condition, such as asthma, high cholesterol or blood pressure, consider mail order. Not only is mail order/home delivery of your medications convenient, it will save you money. Depending on the tier of the drug you are taking, you will save $40 to $160 per year per prescription:





Drug Copayment
Tier

Annual Retail
Pharmacy Copays

Annual Mail-order
Copays

Savings Through
Mail-order

Tier 1

$120

$80

$40

Tier 2

$300

$200

$100

Tier 3

$600

$440

$160

These illustrated savings apply to all GIC health plans, except for Fallon Senior Plan and Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred, which have slightly different copays than the GIC's other employee and Medicare health plans. Prescriptions through a retail pharmacy are filled up to a 30-day supply and prescriptions through mail order are filled up to a 90-day supply, so with mail order you do not need to obtain refills as frequently, which will save you time.

It's easy to get started with mail order. And, once you begin, conveniently place reorders by phone or Internet. Contact your plan for details.


This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.