Drug Formularies

Members who have prescription drug coverage through Independence Blue Cross (Independence) are covered under one of several formulary-based prescription drug benefit programs. These programs are designed to provide physicians with a range of prescribing options while maintaining cost-effectiveness for Independence members.

Use the following links for more information about the various Independence prescription drug benefit programs:

Note: Some members may have prescription drug coverage under the Standard Drug Program Formulary. Those members should review formulary information by logging on to ibxpress.com, our secure member website.

Effective Use of the Formulary

Help your Independence patients make the most of their health care dollars. Before prescribing a medication to an Independence member, please consider whether the drug is included in the formulary used in their prescription drug benefit program. If a member is currently taking a drug not on the formulary, you may be able to help him or her save money by changing the prescription to a generic equivalent or to a similar drug on the formulary.
However, the choice is still yours. Regardless of whether a drug is in the formulary or not, you may prescribe any covered medication at your discretion. Each of the links above provides further information on what drugs are included in each respective formulary.

Safe Prescribing Procedures

Learn how our prescription drug benefit programs use safe prescribing procedures to give members access to the drugs they need while keeping them safe.

Procedures that Support Safe Prescribing