Steps to getting started
Get a prescription
Before you go to a pharmacy, you will need to get a prescription from your doctor or transfer your existing prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice. Please refer to your plan formulary, which explains which drugs are covered, so you can discuss medication options with your doctor.
Get a 90-day supply
Your Blue Shield Promise Medicare plan covers a 90-day supply of your maintenance medications at all network pharmacies (including the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy). Maintenance drugs are those prescribed to treat a chronic or long-term medical condition, such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, and are taken on an ongoing, regular basis to maintain health. Ask your doctor for a 90-day supply prescription.
Note: Tier 5 drugs and opioids are only available for a 30-day supply.
Fill your prescription
You have the choice of filling your prescriptions at a network retail pharmacy or through our mail service pharmacy.
Using a network retail pharmacy
The Blue Shield Promise pharmacy network includes chain pharmacies along with other local community pharmacies. Search for a pharmacy in your area using the pharmacy locator or download the most current Pharmacy directory.
Using our network mail service pharmacy
You can have your maintenance medications delivered to your home or office through CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy with no charge for shipping or delivery.
Using our network specialty pharmacies
All our network specialty pharmacies are available to all Blue Shield Promise Medicare Part D members. Your physician may call or fax your prescription to any specialty pharmacy in our network, including CVS Specialty pharmacy.