Blue Cross Medicare Advantage has contracts with pharmacies nationwide that equal or exceed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for pharmacy access. To get benefits, you must use network pharmacies or our home delivery pharmacy service, except in emergencies.
Preferred Network Pharmacies
The Blue Cross Medicare Advantage pharmacy network has both preferred and standard pharmacies to choose from when you fill your prescription drugs. You may choose either type, but you will usually save money by paying a lower copay or coinsurance when you use a preferred pharmacy. Preferred network pharmacies include Jewel Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Walgreens, Walmart and other independent pharmacies. Check the pharmacy directory for a full list of preferred pharmacies.
In addition to network pharmacies, you can use AllianceRx Walgreens Prime or Express Scripts® Pharmacy. These are our home delivery pharmacy services that offer:
- Three ways to order refills: online, by phone or through the mail.
- Up to a 90-day supply of medications at one time.
- Notifications when your order is received and when your prescriptions are sent (by email or over the phone, whichever you prefer).
You can contact AllianceRx Walgreens Prime at 1-877-277-7895 (TTY 711). Or you can contact Express Scripts® Pharmacy at 1-833-599-0729 (TTY 711).
Prime Therapeutics LLC has an ownership interest in AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, a central specialty pharmacy and home delivery pharmacy. Prime Therapeutics LLC, provides pharmacy benefit management services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and is owned by 18 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those plans.
Express Scripts® Pharmacy is a pharmacy that is contracted to provide mail pharmacy services to members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Express Scripts® Pharmacy is a trademark of Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
Covered drugs are available at out-of-network pharmacies in emergencies or unusual circumstances and for non-routine access to covered Part D drugs (illness while traveling outside the plan’s service area where there is no network pharmacy, for example). For more information on these special circumstances for out-of-network coverage and/or what pharmacies may be available to you, please contact us.