Employee Prescription Drug Program

Employee Prescription Drug Program

3/8/2017

On Jan. 1, 2017, BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan implemented a new prescription drug program for their employees called Maintenance Choice. The program requires employees and their dependents to receive a 90-day prescription for any long-term (maintenance) medication for a chronic condition. They may also choose to receive their medication by mail or pick-up their prescription at a CVS pharmacy, a division of CVS/caremark, an independent company that provides specialty pharmacy services on behalf of BlueCross and BlueChoice®

What you should do:

At the time of refill, most members will need a new prescription instructing the pharmacy to dispense a 90-day supply.  If a member chooses to continue to fill their maintenance prescription at a pharmacy other than CVS, the Plan will not pay for it. 

If you have questions about this bulletin, please send an email to provider.education@bcbssc.com or submit your question using the Provider Education Contact Form. As additional information, here is a notice that our employees received regarding this pharmacy benefit change.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.