Recently, Express Scripts, the Cigna-owned pharmacy benefit manager that administers the TRICARE benefit on behalf of the Department of Defense, instituted pharmacy network changes that impact 400,000 TRICARE beneficiaries by shrinking the retail network by almost 15,000 pharmacies. To add insult to injury, Cigna/Express Scripts unilaterally decided to terminate the 2022 contracts on October 24, 2022, rather than the end of the year. This will cause major patient disruption. We urge pharmacies and their patients to engage with the Department of Defense and their Members of Congress.
The resources below will assist pharmacies and patients in advocating the need for changes to this new TRICARE pharmacy contract.