Select Home Delivery is a standard benefit for many HMO Blue members. Members who have this benefit feature are required to make a choice between using a retail pharmacy or using Express Scripts, Inc.’s (ESI) Mail Service Pharmacy for the list of medications below.
If the member wants to keep their prescription at a retail pharmacy, they need to call ESI.
A member can have two prescriptions filled at a retail pharmacy before they are required to make a decision whether to use the Mail Service Pharmacy or stay at their retail pharmacy. This lets members’ doctors adjust their medication if they are just starting on the prescription.
Members typically pay less when they use the mail service pharmacy.
After each of the first two courtesy fills, the member will get a letter from ESI about their Select Home Delivery benefit. Additional refills will not be covered at the retail pharmacy if the member does not contact ESI to make a choice between retail or mail order.
To transition to the Mail Service Pharmacy before the third prescription fill, members must do one of the following: