Blue Cross Medicare Advantage has contracts with pharmacies nationwide that equal or exceed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for pharmacy access. To receive 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 includes 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 your plan's pharmacy directory for a full list of preferred pharmacies.
1Other Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans in this list include the following plans: Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Health Choice (PPO); Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Classic (PPO) (Chicago); Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Saver Plus (PPO); Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dental Premier (PPO); Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Flex (PPO)
Home Delivery Pharmacy
Choose convenience with our mail-order services. A 90-day supply of the medications you take regularly can be delivered directly to your home. This service offers:
- Three ways to order refills: online, by phone or through the mail.
- Up to a 90-day supply of your long-term medicine mailed at one time.
- A choice to get a text, email or phone call to let you know when your order is received, and your prescriptions are mailed.
You will need to set up an account using your Member ID with one of two options:
Specialty medications are often prescribed to treat complex and/or chronic conditions and have unique shipping or handling needs. You may be able to fill specialty prescriptions at certain retail pharmacies, if they stock the medication.
You can also use one of two specialty pharmacy options:
Accredo is a specialty pharmacy that is contracted to provide services to members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
Accredo is a trademark of Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy, a central specialty and home delivery pharmacy, is contracted to provide mail pharmacy services to members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. 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 (for example, illness while traveling outside the plan’s service area where there is no network pharmacy). For more information on these special circumstances for out-of-network coverage and/or what pharmacies may be available to you, please contact us.