Prescriptions are paid by using your Express Scripts/Medco card.
Non-Preferred Brand Medications typically offer a generic substitute to safely and effectively treat medical conditions. If you are prescribed a Non-Preferred Brand Medication, you will be responsible for 40% of the total cost of the medication. By asking for generic substitutes wherever possible, you maximize your savings. Only you and your prescribing Physician can determine if a generic substitute is right for you. If you’re unable to take a generic substitute for your Non-Preferred Medication, ask your Prescribing Physician for samples, or manufacturer’s coupons when possible.
Preferred Brand Medications ordinarily do not offer a generic substitute. For Preferred Brand Medications, you will never pay more than $75.00 out-of-pocket for a 30-day supply, or $150.00 for a 90-day supply. Click the following link for the 2014 Express Scripts Preferred Drug List to see if your Medication is considered a Preferred Brand. You may also visit Express Scripts online at www.expressscripts.com for a comprehensive list.
Your current Prescription ID Card has the same ID number as any new, or duplicate ID card. Even though your existing Prescription ID card may still have the ‘Medco’ logo on it, your client information remains unchanged. There is no need for new Prescription ID Cards, just keep using the one you already have.
If you utilize Rite Aid as your pharmacy, generic medications have a Zero ($0.00) copay. If the doctor has prescribed you a maintenance medication like High Blood Pressure Medication that you take each month, you can still use Rite Aid for a free generic for the first three fills. After that, the Script should be sent to Express Scripts to be delivered by mail.
At all other pharmacies your prescriptions will have a copay.
There is no co-pay for Generic Medications, only when filled at Rite Aid Pharmacies. However, a co-pay will apply to all other prescriptions filled and Express Scripts Mail Order.
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