Walmart joins CVS, Kroger in preferred pharmacy network for ESRX Saver plan

Express Scripts has introduced its Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) offerings for 2019.

Express Scripts has introduced its Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) offerings for 2019. The company reports that its low-premium Saver plan, which made its debut in 2018, will continue to provide affordable access to more than 2,800 commonly used medications while offering an expanded preferred pharmacy network that will now include Walmart in addition to CVS Pharmacy and the Kroger Family of Pharmacies. The Saver plan offers a premium as low as $23.90 per month and a $0 deductible on Tier 1 and Tier 2 generics. Copays are $1 for a one-month supply of Tier 1 generic medications and $4 for Tier 2 generic medications when filled at one of the preferred community pharmacies nationwide. The Express Scripts Medicare Value and Choice plans provide broader medication access and preferred pharmacy options. The Choice plan also provides coverage in the Gap for a select group of Tier 3 brand drugs above the standard Gap coverage. Enrollment for the 2019 plan year runs from October 15 through December 7. Coverage begins on January 1, 2019.