Taking your diabetes medications as prescribed is important. That’s why many UPMC for Life plans offer copays as low as $10 for covered diabetes prescriptions and new cost savings for insulin medications.
Insulin cost savings
Starting January 1, you can save money when you fill diabetic insulin medications in the Part D Coverage Gap, otherwise known as the “donut hole.” You pay the same copays in the Part D Initial Coverage and Coverage Gap donut hole stages. That means you will not pay more in the donut hole. This applies to covered insulins filled at standard, preferred, or mail-order pharmacies!
- $35 copay for 30-day supply
- $87.50 copay for 90-day supply
You’ll save hundreds of dollars each year when filling any of the following insulin medications:
Basaglar, Humulin 70/30, Humulin N, Humulin R, Humalog, Humalog Mix, Lantus, Lantus Solostar, Lyumjev, Touejo, Solostar, Max Solostar
These copays apply to the Initial Coverage and Coverage Gap stages. Members who receive Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help paying for Part D prescriptions) will not have reduced insulin costs. This benefit does not apply to the HMO No Rx plan and some employer group plans. See your plan formulary for more information.
Low copays for other brand-name diabetes medications
The following Tier 2 diabetes medications offer copays as low as $10 when you use one of our preferred pharmacies like Giant Eagle, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, and Walmart: Glyxambi, Jardiance, Jentadueto, Jentadueto XR, Ozempic, Rybelsus, Symlin, Synjardy, Synjardy XR, Tradjenta, Trijardy XR, Trulicity, Victoza.
See the full list of insulin medications and brand-name diabetes medications.
2021 Tier 2 Copays
These copays apply only during the Initial Coverage Stage. Members who receive Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help paying for Part D prescriptions) may not have these copays. Reduced copays do not apply to HMO Premier Rx and some employer group plans. See your plan formulary for more information.