California Drug List

The Prescription Drugs Your California Plan Covers

 

If you are a member with Anthem's California pharmacy coverage, log in and automatically connect to the current drug list that applies to your pharmacy benefits.

 

If you're not sure whether which list applies to your plan, check with your employer, or call the Pharmacy Member Services number printed on your ID card.

California Drug Lists

 

Get access to up-to-date Anthem Pharmacy coverage for your California drug list. Our drug lists include details about brands and generics, dosage/strength options, and information about prior authorization of your drug.

 

How We Choose The Drugs On These Lists

 

An independent group of practicing doctors, pharmacists and other health-care professionals meet regularly to review new and existing drugs.

 

The medications on your drug list are chosen based on a number of factors including how well they work, value to patients and safety. All drugs on these lists are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Essential Drug List

 

The Essential drug list is for California members who receive a health insurance plan from an employer.

 

Members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

National Drug List

 

The National drug list is for California members who receive a health insurance plan from an employer, if they have certain grandfathered plans, or in some cases if coverage is through a Small Group employer. 

 

Members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

National Direct Drug List

 

The National Direct Drug list is for California members who receive health insurance plan from an employer.

 

Members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

National Direct Plus Drug List

 

The National Direct Plus drug list is for members who receive a health insurance plan from an employer.

 

Members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

Traditional Open Drug List

 

The Traditional Open Drug list is for California members who receive a health insurance plan from an employer, if they have certain grandfathered plans, or in some cases if coverage is through a Small Group employer. 

 

Members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

 

Select Drug List

 

The Select Drug Lists apply to Individual plans if you purchased a plan on state or federal Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the exchange) or if you purchased coverage off the exchange and not through your employer.

 

California members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

 

Benefit and Program Drug Lists

 

 

PreventiveRx Drug List

 

The Anthem Blue Cross PreventiveRx Drug List applies to California members who’s plan includes the PreventiveRx benefit. This benefit includes members receiving certain preventive drugs at low or no cost. 

 

Members, contact your employer or the Pharmacy Member Services number on your ID card if you need assistance in identifying your plan.

Home Delivery and Rx Maintenance 90 Drug List

 

The Anthem Blue Cross Home Delivery and Rx Maintenance 90 Drug List is for California members who refill prescriptions through home delivery or at a Rx Maintenance 90 pharmacy. Typically, this is for maintenance drugs used to treat long-term conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.

 

Find an Rx Maintenance 90 pharmacy to obtain up to a 90-day supply of your medicine through on of our Rx Networks.

Additional Benefits and Forms