Express Scripts Presents 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options, Including $0 Copay for Generics, 3,000 Covered Medications New Preferred Pharmacy Network in "Choice" Plan Offers Greater Savings for Seniors

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) today unveiled two nationally available Medicare Part D plans through its Express Scripts Medicare™ Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), providing America's seniors with choice, value and clinical support that can help safeguard their health and their Medicare dollars.

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Enrollment for the 2014 plan year begins October 15, 2013, and ends December 7, 2013 with coverage beginning on January 1, 2014. 

  • The Express Scripts Medicare Choice plan features a $0 deductible, $0 copayment for Tier 1 generics from the Express Scripts Home Delivery Pharmacy, and lower copayments when seniors use Express Scripts' new preferred retail pharmacy network of 27,000 pharmacies.  
  • The Express Scripts Medicare Value plan features a low monthly premium and low-cost generics.  Tier 1 generics are just $4 for a 90-day supply through the Express Scripts Home Delivery Pharmacy, and $2 for a 31-day supply at one of 69,000 participating network retail pharmacies. 

Both plans offer coverage for more than 3,000 medications, including those most commonly prescribed for Medicare beneficiaries. Both plans are offered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

"Consistently awarded high Star ratings from Medicare*, Express Scripts understands the unique needs of seniors today and created two Part D plans that provide beneficiaries with opportunities to make the most of their Medicare dollars," said Michael Looney, chief operating officer, Express Scripts Medicare PDP.  "More importantly, Express Scripts specialist pharmacists have unmatched experience with the medications that treat conditions most common among seniors, and can offer clinical support and care to help beneficiaries make better health decisions and have healthier outcomes."

Express Scripts Medicare Advisors and pharmacists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help lower costs, alert beneficiaries to the Coverage Gap and offer guidance on ways to delay reaching it. They also help beneficiaries get the most value from their plan. Since cost can be an issue when it comes to patients sticking with a prescription treatment regimen, Express Scripts Medicare Advisors will alert members when a cost-effective generic drug becomes available, and work with the members' doctor to help determine if it's a viable alternative.           

To learn more about the Express Scripts Medicare plan options and sign up for a free open enrollment email reminder, visit <www.Express-ScriptsMedicare.com/info>, or call toll-free <1-866-544-3794>. TTY users should call 1-800-716-3231.Disclaimers

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

The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply.

Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

*Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Medicare Star Ratings for plans can be found at http://www.medicare.gov.

About Express Scripts

Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) manages more than a billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of patients. On behalf of our clients — employers, health plans, unions and government health programs — we make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Express Scripts uniquely combines three capabilities — behavioral sciences, clinical specialization and actionable data — to create Health Decision Science(SM), our innovative approach to help individuals make the best drug choices, pharmacy choices and health choices. Better decisions mean healthier outcomes.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery pharmacy services, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. The company also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.

For more information, visit Lab.Express-Scripts.com or follow @ExpressScripts on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Luddy
Express Scripts
201-269-6402
Jennifer_Luddy@express-scripts.com                           

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