State of Connecticut
Benefit Information

  833-740-3258   Follow us
For your personal benefits portal:
Log in Create account

Find a Pharmacy
& Co-Pay Info

Maintenance Drug Network

Health Enhancement Program (HEP)

Contact a Care Coordinator

Weight Management Medications

Starting July 1, 2023, medications prescribed for weight loss or weight management will only be covered if they are prescribed by a Flyte physician. Flyte is a medical weight loss program offered to eligible State health plan members and their enrolled family members.


If your Weight Management Medication was denied at the pharmacy, common reasons are:

  1. A state approved Flyte provider did not prescribe this medication. Please enroll by visiting and filling out the application.
  2. The Prior Authorization has not yet been processed. Please wait 5 business days and then call your pharmacy to attempt processing again. We do not recommend going to your pharmacy directly as there may be other issues delaying processing.
  3. Refill too soon. You may be attempting to refill a prescription before you can. Please check your prescription label for the number of refills allowed and how long your supply should last before attempting to refill.

If these situations do not apply to you, please contact Caremark at 800-318-2572 for assistance.


Prescription Drug Coverage

Your prescription drug coverage is administered by CVS Caremark. Prescription benefits are the same no matter which medical plan you choose.

There is a 4-tier copay structure. The amount you pay depends on whether your prescription is for a generic drug, a brand-name drug listed on CVS Caremark’s preferred drug list (the formulary), or a non-preferred brand-name drug.

Here’s what you’ll pay for covered prescription drugs, depending on the tier and where you choose to fill your prescription.

Maintenance Drugs
90-Day Supply
Non-Maintenance Drugs
30-Day Supply
Tier 1: Preferred generic $5 $5
Tier 2: Non-preferred generic $10 $10
Tier 3: Preferred brand-name $25 $25
Tier 4: Non-preferred brand-name $40* $40*
*$25 if your physician certified the non-preferred brand-name drug is medically necessary

If you are enrolled in the Health Enhancement Program, you’ll pay lower copays for medications used to treat chronic conditions covered by HEP’s disease education and counseling programs:

  • Tier 1: $0 copay
  • Tier 2: $5 copay
  • Tier 3: $12.50 copay

You’ll pay nothing for medications and supplies used to treat diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2).

Prescription Copay

To check which copay amount applies to your prescriptions, visit Once you log in or register, click Plan & Benefits, then Check Drug Cost & Coverage. Type the name of the drug you want to look up and the form and strength (if applicable), then click View Pricing.

Brand-Name Drugs

A drug’s tier is determined by CVS Caremark’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The Committee may change the tier placement of a drug if new generics have become available, new clinical studies have been released, new brand-name drugs have become available, etc.

If your doctor believes a non-preferred brand-name drug is medically necessary for you, they will need to complete the Coverage Exception Request form and fax it to CVS Caremark. If approved, you will pay the preferred brand copay amount.

Mandatory Generics

Prescriptions will be filled automatically with a generic drug if one is available, unless your doctor completes CVS Caremark’s Coverage Exception Request form and it is approved. Note: It is not enough for your doctor to note “dispense as written” on your prescription; a separate form is required. If you request a brand-name drug instead of a generic alternative without obtaining a coverage exception, you will pay the generic drug copay PLUS the difference in cost between the brand and generic drug.

To request an exemption for the patient to continue receiving 30 days’ supply, have your provider complete the Mandatory Mail Exception form.

90-day Supply for Maintenance Medications

If you or your family member takes a maintenance medication, you are required to get your maintenance prescriptions as 90-day fills. You can get your first 30-day fill of a new medication at any participating pharmacy. After that, your two choices are:

  • Receive your medication through the CVS Caremark mail-order pharmacy, or
  • Fill your medication at a pharmacy that participates in the State’s Maintenance Drug Network (see the list of participating pharmacies).

A list of maintenance medications is available here.

CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy

Certain chronic and/or genetic conditions require special pharmacy products (often injected or infused). The specialty pharmacy program provides these prescriptions along with the supplies, equipment, and care coordination needed to take the medication. Call (800) 237-2767 for information.

New! When you fill a prescription for a specialty drug, you will automatically be enrolled in a PrudentRx program that reduces your out of pocket cost to $0. You can choose to opt out of this program.

State Employee
Benefits Enrollment