By 2022, drug spend in the U.S. is projected to reach $847 billion, which is up from $550 billion in 2017.1 To help combat these rising costs and keep health care expenses in check for employers and our members, Independence Blue Cross includes pharmacy with medical benefits in all of our small business health plans.
We’re placing a stronger focus on pharmacy benefits in our health plans to improve the overall experience of your employees, so everyone feels good and lives well.
Our Blue Solutions® plans are designed to connect your employees with the medications and information they need:
- Through the member portal at IBX.com, employees can easily manage their prescription drug benefits, estimate costs, and set up mail order to receive medications at home
- Access to over 68,000 retail and independent pharmacies nationwide
- $3 low-cost generics in every plan2
2The copay for mail order low-cost generics is $6 for up to a 90-day supply. Members with HSA-qualified and HRA plans will need to meet the plan’s deductible first to receive the low-cost generic benefit. For members with the PPO Bronze HSA-0 $7,000/100%, no cost-sharing applies after meeting the plan’s deductible.