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Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug benefits are determined by your medical plan.

Prescription drug coverage for retirees

Your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) health plan includes a prescription drug benefit administered by Prime Therapeutics.

The cost of the prescription drug plan is included in your medical premiums.


  • The co-pays for prescription drugs are based on a 3-tier prescription drug benefit.
  • Co-payments are different for formulary or non-formulary, generic, or brand/preferred name.
  • Review the BCBSNM Drug List (pdf) to find out which tier a specific drug falls under.


Prescription drug co-pays vary from plan to plan.

Plans for active employees and retirees without medicare

Plans for retirees with medicare

Mail order prescriptions

Prime Therapeutics prescription drug benefit also includes an option for mail order prescription services called PrimeMail.

Order by mail: PrimeMail

A prescription written for a three-month supply of the medication is required in order to use the PrimeMail services.