It is important to have the right medications available when you need them. At Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, we continually check the effectiveness of new drugs, constantly evaluate our formulary lists, and strive to make our prescription benefit effective and affordable.
We cover both brand-name drugs and generic drugs. Generic drugs have the same active-ingredient formula as a brand-name drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name drugs and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rates them as safe and effective as brand name drugs.