Employee Health Plan Prescription Drug Benefit

The appropriate, cost-efficient use of pharmaceutical therapies can be an effective strategy for improving your health and healthcare expenses. Cleveland Clinic’s EHP Prescription Drug Benefit provides members with medications based on each drug’s effectiveness, safety and value.   

Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Information  

  • EHP members receive a lower percentage co-insurance for their prescriptions by using Cleveland Clinic Pharmacies 
    or the Specialty/Home Delivery Pharmacy.  A deductible will not be charged for prescriptions filled at these pharmacies with a generic medication.  At Cleveland Clinic Pharmacies, you may request up to a 90-day supply of medication and have access to a pharmacy hotline for questions and pharmacist consultation services.  A listing of the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacies is available within the EHP Plus Summary Plan Description in the Prescription Drug Benefit section.

  • EHP offers a home delivery service through Cleveland ClinicTo get started, please visit the Cleveland Clinic Home Delivery Pharmacy MyRefillswebsitewhere you can set up your account, change your billing information and shipping address, or check on the status of your order.  Please call 216.448.4200 for questions or additional information on the Cleveland Clinic Home Delivery Pharmacy. 

Prescription Drug Benefit Information

To the right are current prescription drug benefit documents for your reference which include the prescription drug benefit, drug formulary and maintenance drug list.  These documents are updated quarterly, so be sure to check back for the most current information.

Prior Authorization/Formulary Exception 

Prior authorization is necessary for coverage of certain medications which are listed in the Drug Formulary.  The medications on the list may change throughout the year due to FDA approvals of new drugs or new indications are established for previously approved drugs.  A  Prior Authorization/Formulary Exception Form  must be completed or sufficient documentation must be submitted before a case will be reviewed. 


Disclaimer:  All requests must meet the clinical criteria approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee before approval is granted. In some cases, approvals will be given a limited authorization date. If a limited authorization is given both the member and the physician will receive documentation on when this authorization will expire. Most requests will be processed within 1-2 business days from the time of receipt. A response will be faxed to the requesting physician, and the member will be informed of the request and the decision via mail.  

Statin Medications for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

As of January 1st, 2018, under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act mandate regarding cardiovascular disease preventive health services, generic formulary low to moderate dose statins will be covered under the EHP Prescription Drug Benefit at no member out-of-pocket expense within specific coverage guidelines.  To begin this process, please have the prescribing provider submit a Statin Formulary Exception Questionnaire to the Employee Health Plan Pharmacy Management Department.  All requests must meet the clinical criteria approved by the EHP Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee before approval is granted.  Additional information can be found in the EHP Drug Formulary Book (link above). 

Breast Cancer Prevention Coverage

Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act mandate regarding breast cancer preventive health services, generic raloxifene and tamoxifen will be covered under the EHP Prescription Drug Benefit at no out-of-pocket expense only for female members 35 years of age or older when accompanied by a valid prescription from the member's healthcare provider.

Two medications used in the prevention of breast cancer, generic anastrozole and generic exemestane, will also be covered at no member cost.  If the member's individual medical condition meets the criteria set forth by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.  Members or providers can obtain the Aromatase Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Formulary Exception form here.  Use this form to request coverage of these medications at no member cost.

Related Links

CVS/caremark Prescription Reimbursement Claim Form

(to be used when you must pay for a prescription up-front)

Cleveland Clinic EHP Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)