2023-2024 SHBP Pharmacy Benefits

Pharmacy Benefit Features

  • $15 co-pay for generic medications
  • $25 co-pay for brand name medications
  • No annual out-of-pocket maximum on prescription drugs

What is Covered

Our pharmacy formulary shows you what medications are covered under the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). If you are on a specific medication and do not see it on the list, it most likely is not covered under this plan. Specialty drugs are not covered under the SHBP formulary. For resources on patient assistance programs for specialty medications, or if you have questions or concerns regarding the formulary please call Boynton Health Pharmacy at 612-624-7655.

The pharmacy formulary is set by Boynton’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The formulary provides you with high-quality, safe and effective medications to ensure the best medical results while also reducing the overall costs for providing prescription benefits.

Select your campus below to learn more about your pharmacy benefits:

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Twin Cities Campus

Boynton Pharmacy

Filling your prescriptions at Boynton Pharmacy allows you the benefit of filling a 90-day supply of most prescriptions. Boynton Pharmacy’s prices are often lower than the $15/$25 copay tiers and their staff has the ability to work directly with the Office of Student Health Benefits to provide more flexibility for filling extended days supplies to cover you over University holidays and breaks. Boynton Pharmacy can also mail prescriptions to you within Minnesota or Wisconsin at no extra charge. 

Please visit the Boynton Pharmacy website to learn more.

Find a Pharmacy

The following pharmacies are all in the Prime Therapeutics network:

  • Walgreens
  • CVS/Target
  • Walmart
  • HyVee
  • Cub

To locate additional participating pharmacies, either call Blue Cross Customer Service at 1-866-873-5943, or go to bluecrossmn.com/uofmn and either log in or register, using only the number portion of your ID # from your Blue Cross member ID card. Once logged in, click on “Prescriptions” on the top of the page, click on “Find a Pharmacy”. It will direct you to Prime Therapeutics home page. Click on “Find a Pharmacy” again and insert your ZIP code. You will be searching in the “Select” pharmacy network.

Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester Campuses

Students at Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses enrolled in the SHBP automatically have pharmacy benefits at any in-network pharmacy within the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Network. Members will receive a separate prescription ID card from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Members will be required to present their prescription ID card at time of purchase.