Humana Complaint - Watch Out! Drug Formulary changed 2011
I urge all seniors who subscribe to any of the Humana HMO/PPO Medicare plans to quickly obtain a copy of the NEW drug formulary. Nearly all analgesics, especially Class II controlled substances have either been dropped altogether or raised to tier 2; the former $7 copay is now a $42 copay for the unsuspecting seniors on fixed budgets. Many other popularly prescribed medications for seniors have also been dropped.
There was ABSOLUTELY no warning of this. We found out when we attempted to fill our monthly prescriptions. There is no price break if you use their in house mail order pharmacy, "Right Source" either. And be very very careful that your prescription for inhalers is written with instructions to use up the canister each month; otherwise you will be charged a two or even three month charge for that single canister! It happened to us.
They even made me pay full charge for pre-operative lab work and the anesthesiologist's required ECG because they were done on an "out patient basis" the week prior to hospital admission. NO MORE SURPRISES FOR US FROM THIS "FOR PROFIT" health insurance company established by a former US senator and his family.
Next year we will NOT be with Humana again.