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Authorization and quantity limits for prescription drugs

Most prescription drugs are limited to a maximum quantity in a single prescription. Log in to myWellmark® to see your benefits and if a drug is covered.

  • Drugs indicated as non-formulary cannot be approved through the authorization process.
  • Your doctor can request approval using the Global Prior Authorization Form External Site. Obtaining the approval in advance will help to prevent delays at the pharmacy.
  • If the drug is approved, the prescription can be filled at any in-network pharmacy.

In addition, coverage for certain drugs is limited to specific quantities per month, benefit year, or lifetime. Amounts in excess of quantity limitations are not covered unless there is authorization criteria in place to request additional quantities and approval is granted. Federal regulations limit the quantity that may be dispensed for certain medications. If your prescription is so regulated, it may not be available in the amount prescribed by your doctor. Your benefits certificate, coverage manual, or policy has specific information about your plan's authorization requirements.

Authorization and quantity limit drug list

Search your formulary in the Wellmark Drug List to see if your drug requires authorization or has quantity limits.


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