Take advantage of your plan’s built-in savings
Manage your Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plan to get the lowest prices available through your coverage. Using preferred pharmacies and discussing all of your treatment options with your doctor can help you save on your prescription drugs.
Blue MedicareRx understands your need to keep your out-of-pocket medication costs as low as possible. Be sure you take advantage of the opportunities to help you save that are built into your plan.
Preferred pharmacy network
Your Blue MedicareRx nationwide pharmacy network includes more than 66,000 locations that offer preferred cost-sharing. Your copay and coinsurance amounts will usually be lower at these pharmacies compared to the same drugs purchased through a standard network pharmacy.
Not sure if you’re using a preferred pharmacy? Use the online Pharmacy Locator to find preferred and standard pharmacy locations near you. Choose your plan, then enter your address or zip code to find nearby pharmacies that accept your coverage.
CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy is also part of your plan’s preferred pharmacy network. Mail service is a safe, convenient option for filling 90-day supplies of your medications. 90-day supplies of all Tier 1 drugs are available for the same price as a 30-day supply at preferred retail pharmacies, and drugs in other tiers are available at significant discounts.1
Less expensive treatment options
Discussing less expensive treatment options with your doctor may save you money. With thousands of prescription drugs on your Blue MedicareRx plan formulary, there are often multiple drugs available that treat the same condition safely and effectively. The Blue MedicareRx Drug Pricing Tool or the Drug Cost and Coverage Tool available at Caremark.com may suggest an alternative to the drug you are pricing if there is another covered drug that is very similar.
It can be helpful to take a printed copy of your formulary with you for reference when you visit your doctor. If you and your doctor decide that a different drug would be appropriate for your treatment, you will need a new prescription.
Savings on health-related items
As a member of Blue MedicareRx, you can save 20 % off eligible CVS Health Brand health-related items2 with ExtraCare® Health Savings discount. Take advantage of added savings at over 9,500 CVS Pharmacy® stores nationwide or online at www.cvs.com on thousands of regularly priced CVS Pharmacy brand health-related items including:
Cough and Cold Remedies
First Aid Supplies
Diabetes Testing Supplies
There is no cost to you to receive the ExtraCare Health savings and no usage limit.
To begin saving on the items you use daily, visit the CVS ExtraCare Health Card page and the site will walk you through the sign up process.
1Savings based on copays on Tier 1 drugs obtained through CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy vs. copays on Tier 1 drugs obtained through a Blue MedicareRx Preferred Network Pharmacy. Call Customer Care for specific pricing of your medications. Typically, you should expect to receive your prescription within 10 calendar days from the time the mail service pharmacy receives your order. Back
2 The 20 % discount is restricted to items purchased for the health of the cardholder only, and applies to regularly priced CVS Health Brand health-related items valued at $1 or more. Your ExtraCare Health Card may not be used in Target stores, including those with a CVS Pharmacy in them. Excludes alcohol, lottery, money orders, prescriptions and copays, pseudoephedrine/ephedrine products, postage stamps, pre-paid cards, gift cards, newspapers and magazines, milk (where required by law or regulation), bottle deposits, bus passes, hunting and fishing licenses, any imposed governmental fees, or items reimbursed by a government health plan. Other pharmacies are available in our network. You are not obligated to fill your prescriptions at CVS Pharmacy by using this Value Added Service. The products and services described above are neither offered nor guaranteed under Medicare. In addition, they are not subject to the Medicare appeals process. Purchases eligible for the ExtraCare Health Benefit discounts will not count towards your true-out-of-pocket (TrOOP) costs. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to your plans’ grievance process. Back