Pharmacy Benefit Management

Your enrolled employees and their dependents who have coverage from Blue Shield of California and Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company can use the following resources and online tools to help understand and manage the choices and costs of their prescription drugs.

  • Pharmacy benefit management (PDF, 300KB) Learn about Blue Shield's Pharmacy Benefit Management Program.

  • Drug database and formulary Search through a comprehensive list of formulary drugs that are medically appropriate and cost-effective. Find information about coverage, formulary status, costs, and generic alternatives.

  • Drug interaction checker Find information on interactions among prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, and herbal products.

  • Find a pharmacy Search among our network of more than 5,500 retail chain and independent pharmacies in California, many of which are open 24 hours.

  • Mail service pharmacy Blue Shield is contracted with a mail service pharmacy, which offers the convenience of receiving up to a 90-day supply of covered maintenance drugs delivered to homes or offices, with no charge for shipping. Members can register for mail service, request physician outreach for new prescriptions of up to a 90-day supply of covered maintenance medications, order refills, check the status of an order, and more.