Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Earn Four-Star Rating

Oct 15, 2014
Express Scripts Medicare Choice and Value plans offer America’s seniors quality and value in Part D.
  • Medicare
  • Adults
  • Caregivers
  • Seniors

High-quality Medicare Part D plans offer seniors total value – affordability, choice, convenience, clinical care and support, and exemplary service.

We’re pleased to announce that the 2015 Express Scripts Medicare® prescription drug plan (PDP) earned a four-star rating* from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Earning a four-star rating from CMS demonstrates that our plans provide real value to our beneficiaries, and that makes a difference in our members’ satisfaction and overall health outcomes.

The Value of Star Ratings

When selecting a Medicare Part D plan, beneficiaries should consider total value, rather than just the premium or copayments. Star ratings help take the guesswork out of choosing a high-quality plan.

Each year, CMS rates the relative quality of the private plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries on a scale of one to five, with five stars representing the highest quality**. To determine the ratings, CMS conducts a thorough evaluation of the plan across broad categories such as customer service, patient safety and feedback from beneficiaries currently using the plan. The summary score provides an unbiased, overall measure of a plan’s quality.

Medicare consumers need to be aware of star ratings when choosing a Part D plan. Star ratings are an important, objective measure of a Part D plan and can give beneficiaries peace of mind with their selection.

Quality, Choice and Value

For 2015, Express Scripts Medicare is offering two robust plan options – Choice and Value – with significant savings and quality care. For added convenience, beneficiaries can receive up to a 90-day supply of their medications via home delivery from the Express Scripts PharmacySM. For beneficiaries, using one of the more than 27,000 pharmacies in the plans’ preferred retail network also offers savings – with $0 or $1 copayments, respectively, for Tier 1 generic medications.

In addition, beneficiaries have access to Express Scripts specialist pharmacists. These pharmacists have expertise in medications that treat specific conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. They help seniors safely manage their medications, find cost-effective alternatives when needed, and overcome barriers to not taking medications as prescribed.

Know Your Dates

Enrollment for the 2015 plan year begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Both the Choice and Value plans offer coverage for more than 3,000 medications and are available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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


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

*The state of New York (S5983) received 3.5 stars.

** 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

Author Bio

Lab Staff
comments powered by Disqus