Teamcare question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Faceplanted, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    so our lovely teamcare just sent me a letter saying that a name brand prescription that a person in my family takes is no longer covered. They now want us to get the generic. The generic does not work the same. Wtf. Thanks teamcare!!!!!

    Anything we can do?
  2. Vote out Hoffa.
  3. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    medical marijuana?
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Get a different medicine, or pay for it.
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Nope, been there done that.
  6. born2Bwild

    born2Bwild Active Member

    Have a doctor write a letter that this name brand medicine is needed for this condition and send it to insurance. My wife faced similar situation and they approved it. Good luck
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    What generic does not work the same? It is the same exact formula?
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Generics have the same active ingredients but the exact formulas can vary. There can be differences for some people. I have taken generics and sometimes feel exactly the same but had others where I could definitely tell a difference.
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That didn't work for me.

    No it's not. I've had side effects from generic and not Brand.
  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Oh well, cut back somewhere else to pay for it?
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    $1500 for three months of brand name compared to $0 for generic.