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Drug Tier Look-up

To find out what tier a covered medication is on, enter a portion of the drug name in the box below and click Find. To view all drugs, leave the search box empty and click Find.

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  • By drug category and class*

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    Tier 1
    Lowest Copay $
    Tier 1 is primarily made up of generic drugs. These drugs contain the same active ingredients as their brand-name counterparts. Tier 1 may also include brand-name drugs that the plan has determined to be more effective, less costly or to have fewer side effects than similar medications.

    Tier 2 Middle Copay $$
    Tier 2 is primarily made up of brand-name drugs for which generic equivalents are not available. These drugs have been selected by the plan based on review of the relative safety, effectiveness and cost of the many brand-name drugs on the market. Tier 2 may also include generic drugs that the plan has determined to be more costly than their brand name alternatives.

    Tier 3 Highest Copay $$$
    Tier 3 is made up of drugs that the plan has not included in Tier 1 or Tier 2.


    Some hospitals and physician practices have lists of drugs that they prefer their doctors to prescribe. (Such a list might be called a "Drug Formulary" or a "Preferred Drug List.") Hospital or physician drug lists do not effect the coverage provided by Harvard Pilgrim and its affiliated health plans. Harvard Pilgrim's prescription coverage is generally explained in the Prescription Drug Brochure for the benefit plan in which a member is enrolled. The coverage provided for a particular drug may be referenced below, or by looking at the Harvard Pilgrim Three-Tier Prescription Drug List.

    Please Note: This list represents only the most commonly prescribed drugs. Harvard Pilgrim makes regular changes based on the FDA approval process and decisions made by the Harvard Pilgrim Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Therefore, this list is subject to change at any time.

    Certain controlled substances and other prescribed medications may be subject to dispensing limitations, exclusions or restrictions as required by state and federal law or benefit plan design. Please contact Member Services if you have any additional questions.