• Many people with complex conditions like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer require special medications that are usually self-injected and very expensive. These drugs are not readily available at a local pharmacy and require special handling. Premera has created the Specialty Pharmacy program that focuses solely on the delivery of specialty drugs and the specific needs of members who require them. The program includes:

    • Training on self-injection
    • Educational materials, counseling, and product information
    • 24-hour access to clinical assistance from pharmacists and nurses
    • Refill reminders
    • Free delivery and supplies

    Under the Starbucks health plan, specialty drugs will only be covered if purchased through one of Premera’s specialty pharmacy providers: Accredo Health Group Express Scripts specialty pharmacy* or Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy*. For more information about the Specialty Pharmacy program, contact Premera Partner Services at 877-728-9020.

    Walgreens and Accredo are independent companies providing specialty pharmacy services to Premera Blue Cross and Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska members. 

    To get started with the Specialty Pharmacy Program, review the following two options and follow the steps to sign up.

    Accredo Health Group Express Scripts specialty pharmacy: 

    • Call 1-877-244-2995 to enroll and ask an Accredo Specialty representative to call your provider if a new prescription is needed
    • Ask your provider to call Accredo directly at 1-877-244-2995
    • Visit www.accredohealth.com to find out more about Accero Health Group

    Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy: 

    • Call 1-877-223-6447 to enroll and ask a Walgreens Specialty representative to call your provider if a new prescription is needed
    • Ask your provider to call Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy directly at 877-223-6447
    • Visit www.walgreenshealth.com to find out more about Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
    • Regardless of which pharmacy you use, specialty drugs are limited to a 30-day supply

    Walgreens and Accredo are independent companies providing specialty pharmacy services to Premera Blue Cross and Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska members.