Fully covered drug list
Vanguard will pay 100% of the cost of select generic preventive medications that help improve certain chronic conditions. These generic medications treat some of the health conditions that can be identified through our Health Smart Rewards wellness program, like high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes. Please review the lists of chronic conditions, covered drug names, and associated therapeutic medication classes.
Generic step therapy lists
You can save money by using effective generic medications whenever possible. In some cases, you may have to try one or two generic medications first before certain brand name medications will be covered. Read CVS Caremark's high-performance generic step therapy list to see which brand medications require use of generics first.
Preferred brand name drug lists
The Performance Drug List (non-specialty) and The Advanced Control Specialty Formulary List (specialty) are CVS Caremark's lists of preferred brand name medications, selected based on their ability to meet patient needs at a reasonable cost. These lists include generic drugs, which are recommended whenever possible. Ask your doctor to consider prescribing a preferred brand name drug when there is no generic available or there is more than one brand name drug available. Refer to the links below for more details.
Performance Drug List (non-specialty) – October 2019
Performance Drug List (non-specialty) – January 2020
Advanced Control Specialty Formulary List (specialty) – October 2019
Advanced Control Specialty Formulary List (specialty) – January 2020
Drug removal lists
The Formulary Drug Removals is a list of drugs that are not covered under the prescription drug plan.
HDHP Preventive Therapy Drug List
For crew enrolled in the High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), review CVS Caremark's Preventive Therapy Drug List, medications that help specific chronic conditions. Preventive drugs have lower out-of-pocket costs than nonpreventive drugs. The IRS defines preventive care drugs as those taken to prevent the reoccurrence of a disease from which a person has recovered or those used as part of preventive care procedures, such as obesity control and tobacco cessation. As this list could be updated monthly, the current list can be found on the CVS Caremark website.