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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 programs and services.

  • Generic Drug Programs (PDF, 280KB): Learn about the quality and cost savings of generic drugs through our Generic Drug Programs.

  • 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 a day.

  • Ask the Pharmacist: Submit confidential drug-related questions online and receive a private response from a University of California, San Francisco pharmacist within two business days.

  • 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 home or office, with no charge for shipping. It allows members to manage their accounts online by logging in to the blueshieldca.com website. 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.