We offer drug coverage with our new 2015 BlueEssentials health insurance plans. You can check out our BlueEssentials Covered Drug Tool to see a full list of prescription drugs included.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina works with a team of health care providers to choose drugs that provide quality treatment. We cover drugs on the Covered Drug List as long as:

  • The drug is medically necessary
  • Members fill the prescription at one of our network pharmacies
  • Members follow all plan rules

Retail 90

Retail 90 is a product of Caremark, an independent company that offers a pharmacy network and other pharmacy benefit services on behalf of BlueCross.

Effective January 1, 2015, BlueEssentials members can purchase 90-day supplies of eligible prescription medications at participating retail pharmacies for mail-order prices through our Retail 90 benefit. Saving money on prescriptions is now as easy as visiting a local pharmacy! Members can:
  •     Enjoy the same low copays that mail-order programs offer.
  •     Skip sign ups – just ask the pharmacist.
  •     Simply drop off and pick up prescriptions at a nearby Retail 90 network pharmacy.
The Retail 90 network includes more than 62,000 pharmacies. It includes Publix, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, Bi-Lo, Costco, Kroger, Kmart, Wal-Mart and Piggly Wiggly locations across the country. View a list of Retail 90 network pharmacies or use Caremark's interactive Pharmacy Directory to find a participating pharmacy. This link leads to a third party site. That company is solely responsible for the contents and privacy policies on its site. 

Note: The member's physician must specify a 90-day supply on the prescription. Members cannot fill some medications, including controlled substances, under the Retail 90 program.