Tobacco Cessation Incentive Program -Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Federal Employee Program

Tobacco Cessation Incentive Program

Earn tobacco cessation benefits including reduced drug costs when you indicate your tobacco use on the Blue Health Assessment and create a quit plan with the Online Health Coach.

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Service Benefit Plan members who complete the Blue Health Assessment (BHA) and create a tobacco quit plan through the Online Health Coach are eligible to receive a range of smoking and tobacco cessation drugs at no charge. With the use of a Preferred retail pharmacy, both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) tobacco cessation products are available through this program.

In order to participate in the program, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Select a Quit Tobacco Goal with the Online Health Coach
  • Create a Quit Plan
  • Obtain a prescription from your physician for all products, including OTC products
  • Fill your prescription or OTC tobacco cessation product from a Preferred retail pharmacy

Your incentive will be available 4-5 days after you submit your Quit Plan. Regular prescription drug benefits will apply to smoking and tobacco cessation drugs not meeting these criteria. 

The following prescription drugs are covered through this program when you use a Preferred retail pharmacy:

Generic Drugs
  • Bupropion ER 150 mg tablet
  • Bupropion SR 150 mg tablet
Brand Name Drugs
  • Chantix 0.5 mg tablet
  • Chantix 1 mg cont. monthly pack
  • Chantix 1 mg tablet
  • Chantix starting monthly pack
  • Nicotrol cartridge inhaler
  • Nicotrol NS Spray 10 mg/ml
Over-the-Counter Drugs

To receive benefits for over-the-counter smoking and tobacco cessation drugs, you must have a physician's prescription for each OTC drug, which must be filled at a Preferred retail pharmacy.

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