New Year, New Insurance Checklist

Here are some considerations regarding your prescription insurance for the new year:

  • Ensure your pharmacy has your 2019 prescription insurance card information

    • The pharmacy insurance card contains an ID number, BIN number, and may also contain a PCN and Group (GRP) number

    • If you have not yet received a new card, you may contact your pharmacy benefits manager and they can provide the information prior to the card arriving

  • If any of your medications require a prior authorization, contact your pharmacy or clinic to ensure a renewal is in place or it is still active

  • Communicate any significant drug formulary or benefit changes with your provider for them to be able to take into consideration when making treatment decisions

 
Example prescription insurance card. Note the key fields, each card should contain an ID and BIN. PCN and Group are frequently included on the card, and are needed by the pharmacy for billing purposes.

Example prescription insurance card. Note the key fields, each card should contain an ID and BIN. PCN and Group are frequently included on the card, and are needed by the pharmacy for billing purposes.