Express Scripts Medicare Part D 2018 Changes

To see an overview of changes to your Medicare Part D plan for 2018, please select your state and plan option and then click submit.


Continue to get the service you can rely on, only from Express Scripts Medicare:

  • Express Scripts Medicare advisors, who are available 24/7 to answer questions about your plan and find ways to help you save all year
  • Express Scripts pharmacists, who are available by phone 24/7 to answer questions about your medicines
  • Express Scripts specialist pharmacists, who have expertise in the medicines used to treat specific conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and who help you get the most from your treatment
  • Savings alerts to help you get more value from your plan all year long

NEW for 2018: Saver plan

A great option if you want our lowest premium and a $0 deductible for generic drugs.*

  • Coverage for nearly 3,000 drugs, including the most commonly used medications
  • $0 deductible (Tiers 1 & 2 generic drugs)
  • $1 generic drugs (Tier 1) for a 31-day supply at preferred pharmacies, including CVS Pharmacy® and the Kroger family of pharmacies†‡
  • $2 generic drugs (Tier 1) for a 90-day supply with home delivery from the Express Scripts PharmacySM‡

Need help?

Call 1.866.477.5703 TTY users: 1.800.716.3231
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week, except Thanksgiving and Christmas

* Premiums may vary by region. Remember, you must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

The Kroger family of pharmacies includes Dillons, Harris Teeter, Smith's, Ralphs, Mariano's, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Fry's and QFC.

Other pharmacies are available in our network.

Medicare Part B prescription drugs are not covered under the prescription drug benefit (Part D). Generally, we cover only prescription drugs, vaccines, biological products and medical supplies that are covered under the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) and that are on our formulary.

Express Scripts Medicare's pharmacy network offers limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost-sharing in rural areas in Alaska; the Saver plan also offers limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost-sharing in rural and suburban areas in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming; and in rural areas only in Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington; the Choice and Value plans also offer limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost-sharing in suburban areas in Hawaii. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including pharmacies with preferred cost-sharing, please call Customer Service at 1.866.477.5703; TTY: 1.800.716.3231, or consult the online Pharmacy Directory.

Certain prescription drugs will have maximum quantity limits.

Your prescriber must get prior authorization from Express Scripts Medicare for certain prescription drugs.

Covered Part D drugs are available at out-of-network pharmacies under certain circumstances, including illness while traveling outside the plan's service area, where there is no network pharmacy. You may also incur an additional cost for drugs received at an out-of-network pharmacy.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary and/or pharmacy network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

We have free interpreter services to answer any questions you may have about the plan. View information on multi-language interpreter services.

Express Scripts Medicare (PDP) is a prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract.
Enrollment in Express Scripts Medicare depends on contract renewal.