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Your TRICARE® Pharmacy Benefit Travels With You

Summertime is vacation time so while you’re planning for fun and travel, it’s also important to remember some important facts about your prescription medication. Learn more

Deployed Prescription Program – Delivering Medication When and Where You Need It

Preparing for deployment can be a stressful time. There are many important arrangements to make before your assignment starts. When you enroll in TRICARE Pharmacy’s Deployment Prescription Program (DPP), you won’t have to worry about getting your medication and refills while you’re deployed. You can count on your maintenance medication being delivered to you on time – when and where you need it. Learn more

Paying for your Prescriptions

With healthcare costs rising, it’s important to examine your pharmacy benefit plan to ensure you’re taking advantage of budget-friendly options available to you. With TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, Express Scripts offers you several payment plans so you can choose the best one that provides you with the greatest flexibility and security in paying for your medications. Learn more

Emergency Preparedness for Prescription Medications

It is important to prepare your family for emergencies and disasters, both big and small. Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. Learn more

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud

It’s always important to protect your personal information from identity theft and fraud. When taking prescription medications it’s just as important to fight against medical identity theft and fraud by taking the following steps to keep yourself protected. Learn more

Get Your Explanation of Benefits Online to Stay on Top of Your Pharmacy Benefit

As a TRICARE® beneficiary, it is quick and easy to stay on top of your pharmacy benefit and your prescription activity by regularly reviewing your pharmacy Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements online. Learn more

Make the Most of Your TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit

As a TRICARE beneficiary, it’s important to understand your pharmacy benefit and your options to get the medications you need safely and securely. Find out how you can maximize your pharmacy benefit. Learn more

TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments Change February 1, 2018

Starting February 1, 2018, the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires TRICARE to change its prescription copayments. TRICARE pharmacy copayment changes impact all beneficiaries except Active Duty Service Members, dependent survivors of Active Duty Service Members, and medically retired service members and their dependents. Learn more

Happy, Healthy Holidays

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to neglect our health and well-being. At the end of the holidays, many of us are exhausted, under the weather and may have eaten too many sweets, adding a few extra pounds to the scale. The holidays are also a tough time for people managing depression, and the stress of the season can often increase symptoms of depression. It’s important to make time for yourself. Here are some tips for staying healthy – mentally and physically – during the season. Learn more (PDF file)

Automatic Prescription Refills Require Your Consent

Starting September 1, 2017, upon renewal of your maintenance medication, the automatic refill program requires your consent. By providing consent, you have more control over what medications are enrolled in the program. This program enhancement will be phased in through December 1, 2017 and requires you to take action to stay enrolled. For each prescription enrolled in the automatic refill program, you need to take action once your last remaining refill is processed. Your prescription will no longer be re-enrolled, unless Express Scripts hears back from you. Learn more

Safe Prescription Opioid Use

Over the recent years, addiction and abuse of pain medications has become a national epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 1,000 patients are treated daily in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids, more than 40 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids, and nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. To reverse the epidemic, it’s important to know how to prevent addiction and abuse before it starts. Learn more

Tips for Expectant Mothers

Pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most wonderful experiences in a woman’s life, yet these experiences can also be some of the most stressful as well. When a baby is on the way, diapers and strollers may preoccupy your thoughts. Nevertheless, it’s critical to focus on your health – and specifically how to manage prescription and over-the-counter medications during this time in your life. Learn more

Prescription Medications Delivered Right to You

TRICARE® Pharmacy Home Delivery provides a convenient way to get your medication. In fact, getting your maintenance medication is as easy as picking up your mail. Maintenance medications are those you take on a regular, ongoing basis for chronic, long-term conditions such as those used to control blood pressure. Learn more

Express Scripts Website and Mobile Application Enhancements

The Express Scripts mobile application (app) and website allows you to transfer your maintenance* drugs filled at a military pharmacy to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. Learn more

Back to School Tips for Handling Prescription Medications

Many of us will soon be getting our children ready for the upcoming school year. If your child is one of the 6.5 million children in the U.S. being treated for a chronic medical condition such as asthma or diabetes, your planning involves more than new backpacks and glue sticks. Learn more

Ask Your Doctor about Electronic Prior Authorization

Electronic Prior Authorization (or ePA) is a simple process your doctor's office can use to submit prior authorization requests. If your prescription requires a prior authorization, ask your doctor to submit it electronically. Learn more

Manage Your TRICARE® Pharmacy Benefit Online

It's easy to stay connected to the TRICARE® Pharmacy Program. With useful online resources, you can be sure you're getting the most out of your pharmacy benefit. Learn more

Specialty Medication Care Management Program

Some health conditions are treated using specialty medications. These are usually high cost, self-administered, injectable or oral medications that treat serious, chronic conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis C. TRICARE® beneficiaries can have these prescription drugs mailed directly to their homes and receive additional care through TRICARE's free Specialty Medication Care Management Program. Learn more

Your Retail Pharmacy Network

Express Scripts understands that beneficiaries have different pharmacy needs, so we aim to provide a robust retail pharmacy network to balance choice, access and cost. This need is why Express Scripts works with so many retail and community pharmacies to make it convenient for you to obtain short-term medications. Learn more

Coordinating Pharmacy Benefits with Other Health Insurance

In addition to TRICARE®, many people also have additional insurance coverage, often through your employer, Medicare Part D, or another private insurance program. This is called other health insurance (OHI). It is important to understand how your TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit can work with your other insurance – and can even save you money! Learn more

Want to see medication and patient names in your emails?

Receiving email notifications about your prescriptions can be convenient. But it can be confusing when the name of your medication is not listed. We’ve heard your feedback and made the option available for you to receive more detailed information in your notification emails, such as medication names and the name of the patient. Learn more

Designate a Caregiver

Does someone help you manage your prescription drugs? If you answered yes, you should consider designating them as a caregiver for your pharmacy benefit. When you designate a caregiver, this person will be able to order refills, check order status, discuss a new medication and move your prescription to Home Delivery with Express Scripts customer service. Learn more

Decoding Prescriptions: Understanding key pharmacy terms and abbreviations

Pharmacy terminology can be confusing. To make the most of your TRICARE® pharmacy benefit, it is essential to understand some key pharmacy terms. The following is a list of some of the most common terms you may encounter. Learn more

Ask Your Provider to E-Prescribe

Looking for the most convenient method for getting your prescriptions? With electronic prescribing (e-prescribing), you can continue to get your prescriptions safely and quickly, eliminating the need for handwritten prescriptions. Learn more

Know Your Order’s Status

After placing any kind of online order, we all want to check the status of that order. When it comes to your TRICARE® Pharmacy Home Delivery order it’s even more important to be able to know where the order is and when it will arrive at your home. Learn more

Keeping your Prescriptions Safe in Extreme Temperatures

Extreme temperatures can have negative effects on your medications. Because of this, beneficiaries may be concerned about getting their prescriptions through the mail. Express Scripts takes extensive measures to ensure medications requiring extra protection are mailed out of the TRICARE® Home Delivery Pharmacy to withstand extreme temperatures. Learn more

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