Our pharmacy plans provide members with options for saving on the cost of their prescription drugs.
- Most of the Medical Trust self-funded health plans include a comprehensive prescription drug benefit through Express Scripts. Groups may offer either the standard or premium pharmacy plan. The member's prescription medication costs will depend upon which plan your group offers.
- For those with a Kaiser plan, a Cigna Consumer-Directed Health Plan, an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Consumer-Directed Health Plan, or another fully-funded local or regional plan, pharmacy benefits are integrated into the medical plan.
More than 67,000 participating retail pharmacies offer discounts with an Express Scripts ID card. Prescriptions may also be filled at any non-participating retail pharmacy, but may incur higher cost shares.
Members who want to buy maintenance medications at a retail pharmacy may do so up to three times (one original and two refills). After three retail refills, maintenance medications must be refilled by home delivery.
Home Delivery - required for most maintenance medications after three retail fills
Members may order up to 90 days of medication at one time, usually at a significant cost savings.
Saving with Generic Drugs
In addition to saving with home delivery benefits and Express Scripts retail discounts, members can manage costs by using generic drugs on Express Scripts preferred formulary list.
While members and their doctors decide whether or not to use generics, if a member purchases a brand name medication when a generic equivalent is available, the plan will cover only up to the cost of the generic drug.
For more information and questions:
- Visit Express Scripts website,
- Call Express Scripts Member Services at (800) 841-3361, or
- Download the 2017 Prescription Drug Benefit Fact Sheet
- To file a claim for reimbursement of prescription costs use the Prescription Drug Reimbursement Form.
Cigna to Acquire Express Scripts
On March 8, 2018 Cigna announced that it will acquire Express Scripts. This transaction will not change your benefits or how you obtain your prescriptions at this time. Learn more about the proposed transaction here.
If you offer a Kaiser plan, a Cigna Consumer-Directed Health Plan, an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Consumer-Directed Health Plan, or a fully-funded local or regional plan to your employees, pharmacy benefits are integrated into the medical plan. For information about prescription drug benefits with these plans, visit the plan websites below, or consult the plan handbook:
Health benefits are offered through plans maintained by Church Pension Group Services Corporation (doing business as The Episcopal Church Medical Trust), 19 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Unless otherwise noted, websites referenced herein that are outside the www.cpg.org domain are not associated with The Church Pension Fund and its affiliates (collectively, the Church Pension Group) and the Church Pension Group is not responsible for the content of any such websites.