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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

A 30-day network is a great addition to any network strategy. By making a small change to the pharmacies in your network, you can continue offering members access to any pharmacy they prefer while realizing significant savings for your plan. An Express Scripts 30-day network offers:

  • A selection of up to 64,000 pharmacies nationwide
  • A variety of retailer options, including major chains and independent pharmacies
  • Savings of up to $4 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 pharmacy for a lower copay, or choose a non-preferred pharmacy for a slightly higher copay. The Advantage network offers significant pharmacy discounts while maintaining access to our broadest retail network.
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.
Additional network options
We’ll work closely with you to determine your best network strategy. Other networks are available based on your population size, geographic area, financial and clinical goals, and medication fills or utilization patterns. We’ll customize a plan to fulfill both your and your members’ needs.

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

The Express Scripts Smart90 program offers even more convenience through national retail chains and local pharmacies, with options that don’t require a benefit change and perfectly align your 30-day network with your 90-day network. With the addition of our Smart90 Anywhere 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 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.

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 must fill 90-day supplies at an in-network pharmacy or Express Scripts Pharmacy, or pay a plan-determined 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
Incentive Choice Home Delivery
Members need to fill 90-day supplies through home delivery from Express Scripts Pharmacy to avoid paying a higher price for their medication  
Active Choice Home Delivery
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
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Voluntary Home Delivery
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.