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Medco Specialist Pharmacists can help you understand your medications and could help you save money

Medco offers a great way to help members safeguard their health. You now have 24/7 access by phone to the expertise and personalized support of Medco Specialist Pharmacists—and they’re available through your prescription drug benefit at no additional cost.

Medco Specialist Pharmacists have expertise in the medications used to treat specific conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, or cancer. This expertise comes from specialized training in these medications, combined with the experience they’ve gained from helping people with similar conditions.

Your counseling conversation will be private.
You can talk to a Medco Specialist Pharmacists on the phone—in private, 24/7—to help you understand and manage your medications. This means that you can feel comfortable asking personal and sensitive questions about your medications—without concern that bystanders may be listening in on your conversation.

Medco Specialist Pharmacists can work with you and your doctor to help safeguard your health.
Often members with multiple conditions see multiple doctors, who may be unaware of what other doctors are prescribing. Medco reviews all your medications on file from all your doctors and pharmacies to look for drug interactions that may be harmful. If there is a potential problem with certain medications that you fill through the Medco Pharmacy®, a Medco Specialist Pharmacist will review the prescription and contact you or your doctor to help make sure your medications will work together safely and effectively.

Pharmacists can also help you save money on your prescriptions.
Medco Specialist Pharmacists can help you see if there are any lower-cost alternatives, including generics and lower-cost brands, available under your plan. They can work with your doctor to help you get the best drug for you, based on health and cost.

Use the Medco Pharmacy mail service for your long-term medications.
You can get up to a 90-day supply of your medication for just one mail-order co-payment—which could save you money. The Medco Pharmacy has a state-of-the-art dispensing process with multiple quality checks to help ensure safety and accuracy. Your medication will conveniently be delivered right to you, and there’s never a charge for standard shipping. Just ask the pharmacist how to get started.

Upcoming Medco Webinar: Save the Dates!
As a part of the GET SMART Benefits Education Campaign, our pharmacy benefits administrator, Medco, will be hosting the informational webinar, “What You Need to Know About Your Prescription Drug Benefit”. The webinar will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 22 and again at 12 noon on Thursday, May 24.

Highlights will include:

  • Features of our Prescription Drug Benefit
  • Choosing a Pharmacy
  • Choosing Lower-cost Medications
  • Using medco.com
  • Generic Rx Advantage Program
  • Mobile Apps

Learn how to save money and make the best use of your prescription drug benefits. Additional details about the webinar will be communicated in upcoming announcements and on the Benefits website.

Medco’s Women’s Health Center focuses on the unique medication needs of women
Make sure your medications meet your unique needs and find out whether you can save on your medications—with just one phone call to a Medco Specialist Pharmacist at the Medco Pharmacy® Women’s Health Resource Center.

These pharmacists have specialized training in the medications used for contraception, osteoporosis, symptoms of menopause, and more. They can help you see if there are any lower-cost alternatives, including generics and lower-cost brands, available under your plan. They can then work with your doctor to help you get the best drug for you based on health and cost. And this enhanced level of support is available to you at no additional cost.

Your counseling conversation will be private.
You can talk to a Medco Women’s Health Specialist Pharmacist by phone, in private. This means that you can ask sensitive and personal questions about your medications—without the concern that bystanders may be listening to your conversation.

How can a Medco Women’s Health Specialist Pharmacist help?
Together, you and the pharmacist can review your medications—those on file, plus additional prescription and nonprescription medications that you tell the pharmacist about—to help safeguard your health. Medco reviews all your medications on file from all your doctors and pharmacies to look for drug interactions that may be harmful. If there is a potential problem with certain medications that you fill through the Medco Pharmacy, a Medco Specialist Pharmacist will review the prescription and contact you or your doctor to help make sure your medications will work together safely and effectively. Medco Specialist Pharmacists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Use the Medco Pharmacy mail service for your long-term medications.
You can get up to a 90-day supply of your medication for just one mail-order co-payment—which could save you money. The Medco Pharmacy has a state-of-the-art dispensing process with multiple quality checks to help ensure safety and accuracy. Your medication will conveniently be delivered right to you, and there’s never a charge for standard shipping. Just ask the pharmacist how to get started.

Medco Specialist Pharmacists are just a phone call or an e-mail away.
To talk to a Medco Specialist Pharmacist about managing your medication, potential savings, and getting your medications by mail, call the toll-free number on your prescription drug ID card, and ask to speak with a Medco Specialist Pharmacist at the Women’s Health Resource Center. Or log in to www.medco.com, select “Contact us” from the left hand menu and scroll down the page to click on the “Ask the pharmacist” link to have the option to email a pharmacist. (Be sure you have your member ID number and a recent prescription number handy.)

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