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TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase Starting January 1, 2020

December 1, 2019

From the TRICARE website

On January 1, some copayments for your prescription drugs will increase. If you get your prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a retail network pharmacy, you’ll pay anywhere from $2 to $7 more starting January 1. Congress made this change in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year to close October 1 – September 30, 2018.

There’s still no cost to fill your prescriptions at military pharmacies. And these cost changes don’t apply to active duty service members (ADSMs). If you’re an ADSM, you still pay nothing for your covered drugs at military and network pharmacies.

“Military pharmacies remain to be your lowest cost option,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Melissa Pammer with the Pharmacy Operations Division at the Defense Health Agency. “Your next lowest cost is if you use the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery.”

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Webmaster Comment: These increases are in response to Congressional direction to reduce program costs. Additionally, TRICARE is part of the Department of Defense budget; not an independent department like Veterans Affairs. TRICARE’s portion of the overall budget has increased considerably since the programs’ inception.

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