Benefits Plans - Prescription Drug Plan:
University of Michigan Prescription Drug Plan Formulary

Page last updated: Monday, 27-Jul-2015 10:17:08 EDT


The University of Michigan formulary is an extensive list of generic and brand name drugs that are used for self-administered drug therapy on an outpatient basis. It allows U-M Prescription Drug Plan members to search for specific drugs to see if their prescribed medication is covered by the plan. Inclusions (or exclusions) of drugs on the formulary are determined by the clinical judgment of a committee of University of Michigan physicians and pharmacists as well as published medical evidence in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. There may be drugs covered but not listed on the formulary. Medication coverage and member cost information is also available through the online Drug Price Check at:


Please be advised that the formulary is updated periodically and changes may appear prior to their effective date to allow for client notification. The University of Michigan does not warrant or assure accuracy of such information nor is it intended to be comprehensive in nature. The medical provider should consult the drug manufacturer's product literature or standard references for more detailed information.

Every effort is made to ensure complete and accurate information, however your most accurate source of medication coverage and member cost is the on-line pricing tool at The pricing tool will not provide cost estimates for the Product Selection Penalty or medications that require prior authorization.

Finding a Drug on the Formulary

The formulary is a PDF, which requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. The formulary is provided sorted by drug category. There is an index at the back of the document, or you may use the Adobe Read Find or Search tools to find a drug.

Click here to view the U-M Formulary, August 2015 update (PDF)


Before printing the formulary, keep in mind it is over 100 pages long. You may find it more convenient to print only the pages you need.


If you have trouble opening or printing the formulary PDF, view the PDF Help page. View Acrobat Reader Help if you need help navigating within the PDF.


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