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Express Scripts Puts Medicine Within Reach with 4-Star Medicare Prescription Drug Programs

Thursday, November 3, 2016 Drug News J E 4
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Express Scripts 2017 Choice and Value Plans Offer Coverage, Convenience, Care and Service for Beneficiaries Nationwide

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced that Express Scripts Medicare® Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), contract S5660, has once again earned a 4-Star* quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

"As our country faces rising drug costs, Medicare beneficiaries need a plan they can rely on for medication coverage, personalized care, and reliable service and support," said Jennie Knisley, vice president, Medicare prescription drug plans, Express Scripts.  "Our ability to consistently earn a 4-star quality rating from CMS, particularly as it raises standards and performance measures, demonstrates our commitment to Medicare beneficiaries and the value our plans provide to our members."

Express Scripts 2017 Medicare Value and Choice plans offer many ways for retirees to save on their prescription medication needs.  Both plans offer additional cost savings through a preferred pharmacy network – which includes more than 8,200 Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and more than more than 21,000 independent pharmacies – and Express Scripts Home Delivery Pharmacy. 

The Choice plan is a great option for beneficiaries who use generics:  

  • $0 deductible on Tier 1 and 2 generics
  • $2 copayment for a 31- day supply of a Tier 1 generic medication at a preferred pharmacy
  • $0 copay for a 90-day supply of a Tier 1 generic via home delivery
  • For Tier 2 generics, enrollees pay just $4 for a 90-day supply via home delivery, or $7 for a 31-day supply at a preferred pharmacy.

The Value plan offers a lower monthly premium and $0 Tier 1 generics at a preferred pharmacy after the deductible.

Both plans provide coverage for more than 3,000 of the most commonly prescribed brand and generic drugs, and cover up to 75 percent of the costs, after the deductible, for specialty medications – high-cost drugs that treat complex, chronic conditions.  Our teams of specialist pharmacists and nurses – who have enhanced condition-specific training and experience – offer patients who use these medications with ongoing personalized care and support to ensure optimal health outcomes.

Enrollment is now open for the 2017 plan year, ending on December 7, 2016. Coverage begins on January 1, 2017.  Both the Choice and Value plans are offered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

To learn more about the Express Scripts Medicare plan options, visit <www.Express-ScriptsMedicare.com/info>, or call toll-free <1-866-544-3794>. TTY users should call 1-800-716-3231.

Disclaimers Express Scripts Medicare ® (PDP) is a prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Express Scripts depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided in this release is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

† Other pharmacies are available in our network. * for contract S5983 (NY). **Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Medicare Star Ratings for plans can be found at http://www.medicare.gov.

About Express Scripts Express Scripts puts medicine within reach of tens of millions of people by aligning with plan sponsors, taking bold action and delivering patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery pharmacy care, specialty pharmacy care, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services.  Express Scripts also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services. For more information, visit Lab.Express-Scripts.com or follow @ExpressScripts on Twitter.

Media Contact: Jennifer LuddyExpress Scripts201-269-6402 Jennifer_Luddy@express-scripts.com

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/express-scripts-puts-medicine-within-reach-with-4-star-medicare-prescription-drug-programs-300356585.html

SOURCE Express Scripts

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