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30 days. 90 days. Better choices for every day.

30-day networks cover acute, short-term medications. 90-day networks are ideal for people on maintenance medications. The strongest network strategy should combine both.
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30-day networks 30-day networks
Members who only need medications for a short time, like antibiotics, can get quick access to their medications from a nearby pharmacy.
90-day networks 90-day networks
Members taking maintenance medications on a long-term basis benefit the most from filling 90-day supplies of their medication.

30-day networks

When your members need a medication for just 30 days, or sometimes even less, we have a network for that.

A 30-day network is a great addition to any network strategy. Members can go to any pharmacy your plan prefers and save money. They can also go to any non-preferred pharmacy and still only spend $5-$10 more. In addition, a 30-day network offers: 

  • Broad access with up to 64,000 pharmacies
  • A variety of retail anchor options, including major retail chains
  • Savings of up to $3.66 PMPY

See how one client saved with a 30-day network

The Advantage network
Your members can get 30-day, acute prescriptions from a preferred (Tier 1) pharmacy for a lower copay, or choose a non-preferred (Tier 2) pharmacy for a slightly higher copay. The Advantage network offers significant pharmacy discounts while maintaining access to our broadest retail network, National Plus, in Tier 2.
The National network
Our National network includes a broad array of pharmacy options, including major and regional chains, grocery stores and many independent pharmacies. The National network offers significant savings by providing access to one major chain, either CVS or Walgreens, in addition to all other pharmacy locations.

90-day networks

We’re working alongside our partners to make health care simpler for people filling maintenance medications.

Monthly trips to the pharmacy can be an inconvenience for patients, or their caregivers. We believe there’s a better way. By giving patients convenient options of where to fill their 90-day prescriptions, we’re enabling them to make better decisions.

There’s a health bonus, too. Patients who fill 90-day prescriptions are more likely to take their medicine as prescribed. In fact, they’re 19% more adherent on average compared with people who use 30-day fills. That tends to help them be healthier, need less medical care and save money for themselves and their plans.

Smart90

We’ve recently expanded the Express Scripts Smart90 program to offer even more convenience with national retail chains, such as Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, local independent pharmacies and our new Key Anchors option which includes both CVS and Walgreens as anchors together. With the addition of our new Smart90 Anywhere retail anchor option, we now offer an even wider variety of anchor choices that can be integrated into any of the configurations below. As always, members have the option to have a 90-day supply delivered right to their door from the Express Scripts Pharmacy®, where patients are supported by our condition-specific Therapeutic Resource Centers® that are staffed by specialized pharmacists and other clinicians. There are four different ways to implement Smart90 into a plan. You can read about them all below.

See how one client saved with Smart90

Exclusive Smart90℠
Members need to fill their 90-day supplies at an in-network pharmacy or Express Scripts Pharmacy to avoid paying full price for their medication
Incentive Choice Smart90℠
Members need to fill 90-day supplies at an in-network pharmacy or Express Scripts Pharmacy to avoid paying a higher price for their medication
Active Choice Smart90℠
Members need to choose if they want to fill 90-day supplies at an in-network pharmacy or Express Scripts Pharmacy; they pay more for their medication until they choose
Voluntary Smart90℠
Members are encouraged to fill 90-day supplies at an in-network pharmacy or Express Scripts Pharmacy

Meet Kyle and Nick

30-day networks are ideal for acute medications, but when it comes to managing maintenance medications, patients benefit from saving time and saving money with Smart90.

Home Delivery

In addition to cost savings, safety benefits and convenience for members, home delivery from Express Scripts Pharmacy also cuts down on pharmacy-related waste – a significant problem in our health care system. Now there are four different ways to incorporate home delivery into your plan.

See how one client saved with home delivery

Exclusive Home Delivery
Members need to fill prescriptions through home delivery from Express Scripts Pharmacy or they’ll pay full cost at retail
Select Home Delivery Incentive Choice
Members need to fill 90-day supplies through home delivery from Express Scripts Pharmacy to avoid paying a higher price for their medication  
Select Home Delivery Active Choice
Members need to choose if they want to fill through home delivery from Express Scripts Pharmacy or at a retail pharmacy and pay full cost until they choose
My Pharmacy Options
Members receive information on the benefits of using home delivery from Express Scripts Pharmacy
See what you could save
Now that you understand the benefits of 30- and 90-day network strategies, let’s see how much you could save.