Prescription Drugs

Shamong Township Schools

NJEHP/GSP members are advised to review the BeneCard Drug Formulary to learn which drugs are covered/not covered; confirm coverage for your prescriptions by contacting BeneCard customer service at (877) 723-6005.
2024 BeneCard/Rx Alliance NJEHP / GSP Prescription Drug Formulary

How to save on out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs...

Mail-Order Pharmacy

When you order your prescriptions for maintenance drugs via BeneCard Central Fill, a licensed pharmacy fills and delivers your prescription to your home. Also known as "mail service pharmacy", mail-order pharmacy saves you time and money with fewer trips to the pharmacy -- and you can usually fill your maintenance prescriptions for up to a three-month supply at a time.

Get started by calling BeneCard PBF at (877) 723-6005, online at, or by mailing the Mail Service Form with your prescription.

Generic Drugs

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), generic drugs are as safe and effective as the equivalent brand-name drug, and offer you a way to take control of your health care costs. In certain instances, you have a choice between brand-name and generic drugs. To take advantage of your plan's lower generic copay instead of the higher brand-name copay, ask your physician to prescribe a generic drug or write a prescription that allows for substitution of a generic drug whenever possible.

In New Jersey, if a physician indicates "substitution permissible" or gives no indication at all on the prescription, the pharmacist must substitute a generic drug in place of a brand-name drug. However, you or your physician has the option to advise the pharmacist that a substitution is not permissible if you prefer the brand-name drug.

Note, you may also pay less at some retail pharmacies; some offer lower copays for generic drugs. You should not need to use your prescription card at the pharmacy window.
Find more information about generic drugs below:

* FDA Recent Generic Drug Approvals

FDA Generic Drugs: Questions & Answers

Other important information you should know...

Eligible for Medicare?
If you are eligible for Medicare and are enrolled in the District prescription plan, you are enrolled in a 'creditable coverage' plan. This means you will not be penalized when you decide to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan in the future because your District plan is expected to cover your prescription drugs on the same level as a standard Medicare plan. You are provided with a Notice of Creditable Coverage (below) annually; be sure to keep these notices on file. Visit for more information.

2023 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2022 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2021 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2020 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2019 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2018 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2017 Notice of Creditable Coverage
2016 Notice of Creditable Coverage