FEHB Open Season: November 13 - December 11, 2023

How to Fill a Prescription Overseas

If you are going overseas, it is best to get all of your refills before you leave the U.S. If you need to fill a prescription while traveling, your options depend on where you're traveling.


Getting a Medication Refill Before Traveling

If you think you may run out of your medication while you are traveling, your pharmacy can contact Express Scripts for a vacation override, which allows your medication to be refilled earlier than anticipated. 

If you’re planning to be outside the U.S. for an extended period, you can receive up to a year’s supply of your covered medications. To obtain a year’s supply, ask your doctor to write a prescription for a full year’s supply with no refills.

High Option Compass Rose Health Plan members should have their doctor send the prescription to Express Scripts® Pharmacy or local retail pharmacy by e-prescribing or fax. 

Your cost would follow the same co-pay structure as your normal fills. Certain controlled medications are not eligible for a full-year fill.

Express Scripts® Home Delivery Areas

High Option Compass Rose Health Plan members can receive certain covered medications through Express Scripts® Pharmacy Home Delivery. Express Scripts® Pharmacy can only mail prescriptions to U.S.-based addresses, a State Department Pouch Mail, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Visiting an Overseas Pharmacy

If you obtain your prescriptions through a pharmacy overseas, you are responsible for 10% of the total cost of the medication.

Please note that you may be required to pay the entire cost of the medication up front and then file a claim for reimbursement.

High Option Compass Rose Health Plan members can file a claim for reimbursement by completing the overseas claim form and submitting to UMR for reimbursement. Do not use the Express Scripts claim form or submit your overseas claim to Express Scripts.

Get to Know Your Pharmacy Benefits

For information about your prescription drug plan, log in to myCompass or call Express Scripts at (877) 438-4449. You can also explore our plan benefits online.