Prescription Benefit - Filling Prescriptions
At your local participating pharmacy:
Present your Express Scripts ID card to the pharmacist to get your immediate need (30-day supply) prescriptions filled at any one of over 40,000 chain and independent retail pharmacies participating in the Express Scripts national network.
Through Express Scripts Mail Service Pharmacy:
You are able to receive by mail up to a 90-day supply of your medications. Your medications will be delivered free of shipping costs within two weeks (extra charge for faster shipping). You will be able to track these prescriptions on the Express Scripts Web site, and reorder by phone, mail or online (www.express-scripts.com). For home delivery order form click here. To view instructions on filling mail service precriptions please click here. Order forms for the mail service prescription drug program are also available from Express Scripts or the University of Kentucky Employee Benefits Office located at 112 Scovell Hall.
Through Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy:
If you are under the care of a UK provider, you will be able to obtain both your immediate need (30-day supply) prescriptions AND your chronic need (up to 90-day supply) prescriptions at the Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy, on a walk-up (in person) basis.
Express Scripts Home Delivery FAQs:
Express Scripts Home Delivery Frequently Asked Questions
The following FAQs should provide answers to your questions and concerns about the Express Scripts Home Delivery Program. Please contact the pharmacists in the UK HR Benefits office at 859-323-1493 with any questions or concerns that are not addressed here. Thank you for your interest in understanding this program.
- Are there benefits for me if I use Express Scripts Home Delivery?
The coinsurances for 90-day prescriptions are 10% per Tier less than the 30-day supply rate. There are minimum and maximum copays in place, so for lower cost medications there may not be a financial benefit to getting a 90-day supply. In these cases, the benefit is the convenience of having free home delivery. For medications that reach the maximum copay there is a significant financial benefit in getting a 90-day supply.
- I am using one of the discount generic programs ($4 generics) that are available at Kroger’s and Wal-Mart. Will Express Scripts or Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy match those prices?
The $4 and $10 generic programs that are available at major retailers are a great value to both the member and the plan. Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy also offers a $4/$10 generic discount program similar to these major retailers. We strongly encourage you to continue to use these programs for any generic medications that are available through these programs. Your opportunities for savings with Express Scripts may lie primarily with brand name medications and for generic drugs not included in these discount programs.
- What do I do if I need to get an antibiotic or a prescription that I need right now?
The Home Delivery option is only for maintenance medications, those that you take every day for treatment of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes that you would want to fill in 90-day supplies. For medications to treat an acute condition such as an infection or an allergic reaction you will still fill at the local pharmacy of your choice so that you can receive immediate treatment.
- Can I get some of my prescriptions at Express Scripts Home Delivery and still get some at my local pharmacy?
Certainly! You can pick and choose which, if any, medications you want to obtain from Express Scripts Home Delivery and which you want to get filled at your local pharmacy. There may be factors other than cost that may guide your decision. If you are concerned about ready access to a medication and just aren’t comfortable with getting that particular medication through Home Delivery you can still pick and choose on any basis. Again, you have full choice, in if and how you use Express Scripts Home Delivery.
- I use Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy and get 90-day supplies on my maintenance medications. Can I still use Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy for 90-day supplies?
Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy remains the only retail pharmacy in which members can get a 90-day supply. That benefit is still available for members who qualify to use the Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy. Members must have a UK prescriber to utilize the Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy. There are, however, some members who are unable to use Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy as they don’t meet the requirement of using UK physicians. The Express Scripts Home Delivery Program allows these members to take advantage of the lower coinsurance percentages that are available for members getting 90-day fills.
- I use Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy and get 90-day supplies on my maintenance medications and already get the discounts available for getting 90-days. Will my copays at Express Scripts Home Delivery for 90-day supplies be different than my copay for 90-day supplies at Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy?
Your copays at Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy will be the same price as through Express Scripts Home Delivery (mail order)
- If I want to participate, how do I sign up?
If you want to enroll in the Express Scripts Home Delivery program you can call the number on the back of your Express Scripts ID card or enroll online. You may request that the Express Scripts Home Delivery program contact your physician to get 90-day prescription orders on your behalf or you can mail in Rxs to Express Scripts along with the Mail Order enrollment form. Specific instructions for the Home Delivery program can be found at: http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/documents/prescription_delivery.pdf
The pharmacists in the HR Benefits office can assist you in getting a 90-day prescription from your doctor if you so desire.
Enroll online 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at www.express-scripts.com.
Call Express Scripts at 877.242.1864 Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Central Time. UK Pharmacist can be reached at (859) 323-1493.