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)
In addition to network pharmacies, you can use AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy 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
- Choice of notification by text message, email or phone when your order is received and when your prescriptions are mailed
You can contact AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy at 1-877-277-7895 (TTY 711). Or you can contact Express Scripts® Pharmacy at 1-833-599-0729 (TTY 711).
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.