The value of generics
Generic drugs are “copies” of brand name drugs and much lower in cost. They have the same effect since they:
- Have the same ingredients
- Are the same strength
- Come in the same doses
- Are taken in the same way such as in pill or liquid form
- Work the same
For the most part, the cost of a generic drug is 80 to 85 percent lower* than the brand name product. Ask your doctor if a lower-cost generic drug will work for you.
To know more about your drug coverage:
- Refer to your Benefit Book
- Call our Prescription Benefits phone number on the back of your member ID card.
*Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration