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New Pharmacy Benefit Manager Coming in 2019

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in News

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Sutter Health Plus is changing its pharmacy benefit manager to Express Scripts® from MedImpact. Express Scripts will manage the pharmacy benefits for our members, including retail, mail order and specialty prescription drugs, claims processing, and prior authorization requests.

Express Scripts focuses on delivering services that provide members with convenience and flexibility. The Express Scripts member portal and mobile app will allow members to:

  • Check the price of a prescription drug
  • Find a nearby network pharmacy
  • Manage mail order delivery and refills, for up to a 100-day supply of maintenance prescription drugs
  • Receive the latest information on drugs, including possible side effects and interactions
  • Talk with a pharmacist

The Express Scripts guest website is available to compare benefits, find a nearby pharmacy in the Express Scripts network, and view sample pharmacy cost sharing for some of our most popular benefit plan designs. In early January, members can create an individual account on the Express Scripts member portal to easily manage their pharmacy benefits anytime, anywhere.

For more detail about the transition, visit the Sutter Health Plus Pharmacy page.

About Express Scripts
Express Scripts is the largest independent manager of pharmacy benefits in the United States and one of the country’s largest pharmacies, serving more than 85 million people. Express Scripts leads the PBM industry in customer satisfaction, according to the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s (PBMI)
2018 PBM Customer Satisfaction Report.