Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Empire) has a list of drugs you can choose from. It is called a preferred drug list (PDL) and includes all medicines covered by Empire under Medicaid, Child Health Plus (CHPlus), Health and Recovery Plan (HARP), or the Essential Plan.

You may need to get approval from us for certain drugs not on the PDL. This is known as prior authorization. Your request should include why a specific non-PDL drug is needed and how much is needed. You must get approval from us before we will pay for a non-PDL drug.

When there is a generic drug available, it will be covered instead of the brand name drug. Requests for brand name drugs when generics are available will need prior authorization.


Searchable Formulary

Choose a formulary below to search for generic and brand name drugs: