Anthem has products designed to help members find solutions to the rising cost of prescription drugs.
The average American used 11.5 retail prescriptions in 2002 at a total cost of $707.59.1 Escalating prescription costs affect overall health care costs and the bottom line. Anthem’s prescription drug plans provides a full range of services that may help members control their prescription drug expenses.
Home Delivery Provides Convenience and Safety
Home delivery offers members fast delivery (within 10 business days) of their maintenance medications right to their homes, offices — or wherever they choose within the United States. Members may also:
Save money through fewer copayments, by asking their doctors to prescribe the maximum supply their plan allows.
Order refills, check the status of an order and review their prescription history, 24 hours a day, via Internet or phone.
Feel confident in knowing we have a 99.99 percent accuracy rating, with multiple quality checks for each order by our licensed pharmacists.
Generics Offer Savings and Choices
Members may save money by requesting generic equivalent medications. Generics contain active ingredients that are therapeutically equivalent to brand-name medications and are required by the Food and Drug Administration to perform in the same manner.
Generic drugs can cost anywhere from 25 percent to 80 percent less than their brand-name counterparts.2
There are currently more than 500 generic drugs available on the Anthem/drug list formulary. Generic drugs are added to the drug list/formulary as soon as they become widely available.
In an effort to help save members money, Anthem automatically converts them to the generic unless the brand-name drug is required by law, or the member or his or her doctor instructs otherwise.
Broad Access and Expertise
Anthem offers access to one of the largest formularies in the United States, as well as a national network of nearly 56,000 local and chain pharmacies. Members may search for a participating pharmacy online by logging in to anthem.com and clicking the link in the Refill a Prescription section in the Welcome Center on most pages, which will direct them to Express Scripts’ website. On Express Scripts’ site, select Find a Pharmacy within My Prescription Plan. This resource is updated weekly to provide members with the most up-to-date information.
The Specialty Pharmacy
Our full-service specialty pharmacy delivers specialty medications to millions of people nationwide. Unlike most retail pharmacies that simply dispense drugs, our specialty pharmacy offers customers a complete support program that includes a team of nurses, pharmacists and patient customer advocates. This helps customers achieve the best possible outcomes from their treatments.