Myth: Brand-name drugs are safer and more effective than generic drugs. Fact: Generic drugs are as safe and effective as brand-name drugs. In fact, they are equivalent to the brand version in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way they work and the way they’re taken. 1 Brand-name and generic drugs have one important thing in […]
Your benefits plan is designed to provide you and your family with financial protection for a variety of medical expenses, including prescription drugs. The Prior Authorization Program helps to manage drug costs while continuing to provide you with access to appropriate drug therapy. The program validates that the drug is prescribed for its intended use […]
To help manage the costs associated with prescription drugs, your benefits plan includes mandatory generic substitution. With a mandatory generic drug plan, any prescribed drug cost cannot exceed the price of the lower cost alternative drug, which is typically a “generic” drug. If the drug you are prescribed is a “brand-name drug,” and there is […]
Your pay-direct benefits card makes it easy and convenient when filling a prescription. Your drug claim gets processed right at the pharmacist’s counter and instantly you are told the amount paid by your plan and any amount owing. How did the pharmacy determine this amount for your drugs? Why is it important to have limits […]
Welcome to the first edition of Your Benefits! This new e-newsletter is designed to provide you with relevant and meaningful information about your ETFO ELHT benefits plan. Provided to you by the ETFO ELHT and OTIP, we know how important benefits coverage is to you and your family, and we are here to help!