Standard commercial formulary updates

The BCBSRI standard large group 4-tier and 5-tier formularies and the small group 5-tier formulary were recently updated and are now available to members when they log in to This summary of formulary changes highlights the main changes to the standard formularies.

Updated twice each year (in April and October), our standard formularies divide drugs into tiers, allowing us to manage overall prescription drug costs for employers and members. If you have any questions, please contact a BCBSRI sales representative.