In mid-2012, Medco merged
with Express Scripts in a seamless transition.
You may have noticed the change in recent communications from both the
state and Express Scripts, formerly Medco over the past few months. Be assured,
your plan and benefits remain unchanged from 2012 to 2013. With the coming together of the two largest
pharmacy benefit managers, state health plan members get the best resources
available in the market today.
Not only does Express
Scripts process members’ pharmacy claims, but they offer a number of other
cost- and time-saving features. For instance, if you are serious about making
the right choices for your health care benefits in 2013, log onto Express
Scripts website (www.express-scripts.com) and review the claims that have been submitted for
your 2012 prescriptions.
Then, take it a step
further, and shop for the lowest price on your medications. Simply enter the
name of your prescription and the website lists the price and any generics or
other options for treatment of your particular condition. This helps you to
make informed investments of your healthcare dollars.
Keep in mind that in
addition to retail pharmacies, you can utilize Express Scripts’ mail order pharmacy. They offer a 90-day supply on some
medications. After you meet your deductible, you can purchase a 90-day supply
for the cost of 60 days. That could provide you quite a savings. Armed with the
costs of your medications, that information could help you better calculate
your prescription costs for 2013.
Express Scripts also has
specialty pharmacists, available around the clock, who can answer your
questions about cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, women’s health, neuroscience
and pulmonary conditions.
Learn more about Express
Scripts by visiting www.express-scripts.com or call, toll free 1-877-841-5241.