Changes to Coverage of Oral-Combined Contraceptives Due to Wide Range of Generic Alternatives:
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey manages pharmacy benefits to encourage the safe and
appropriate use of prescription medicines. We are changing the way that we provide coverage for brand
name, oral-combined contraceptive pills.
Starting June 15, 2018, brand name, oral-combined contraceptive pills will no longer be covered at a
$0 copayment. This change is due to the wide range of generic alternatives that are available in various
dosage forms and strengths for contraception. These brand name contraceptives will continue to be covered
under a member’s pharmacy benefit, but a corresponding copayment or coinsurance amount will apply based
on the member’s pharmacy plan design.
Below are examples of commonly prescribed brand name, oral-combined contraceptive pills that will have
the appropriate copayment or coinsurance applied to them:
Examples of brand name, oral-combined contraceptive pills:
• Estrostep Fe
• Lo Loestrin Fe
• Loestrin 1/20-21
• Loestrin Fe 1.5/30
• Loestrin Fe 1/20
• Minastrin 24 Fe
• Ortho Micronor
• Ortho Tri-Cyclen
• Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo
• Ortho-Novum 1/35
• Ortho-Novum 7/7/7
• Tri-Norinyl 28
• Yasmin 28
Horizon BCBSNJ will continue to cover generic, oral-combined contraceptive pills at a $0 copayment.
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