Specialty Pharmacy Program

  • The Specialty Pharmacy Program is for members who require specialty medications that are usually self-injected and used to treat complex or rare conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or hepatitis C. Taking specialty medications often means you’ll need extra help learning how to take and manage the medications.

    Premera partners with Specialty Pharmacies that help you manage your medications through:

    • Patient education
    • Working with you to assure you are taking your medications correctly and being compliant with the drug therapy
    • Clinical support for dosing and potential side effects
    • Medication ordering and delivery options
  • Accredo, an Express Scripts specialty pharmacy

    • Call 800-689-6592 to enroll and ask an Accredo representative to call your provider if a new prescription is needed.
    • Or, ask your provider to call Accredo directly at 800-689-6592.

    Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime specialty pharmacy (Formerly Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy)*

    • Call 877-223-6447 to enroll and ask an AllianceRx Walgreens Prime representative to call your provider if a new prescription is needed.
    • Ask your provider to call AllianceRx Walgreens Prime specialty pharmacy directly at 877-223-6447.

    *IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Starting June 1, 2018, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime specialty pharmacy will be out of network and Accredo will become Premera’s exclusive preferred pharmacy for specialty drugs.

    If you currently fill your prescription through AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, your current prescription will be transferred to Accredo on June 1, 2018.

    You can switch to Accredo before the June 1, 2018 change takes effect. Call Accredo at 800-689-6592. They will need the names of your drugs, as well as your doctor’s name and phone number.

    Call Premera customer service at 800-995-2420 Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time with questions.

    Accredo and AllianceRx Walgreens Prime are independent companies providing specialty pharmacy services to Premera Blue Cross members.

    • Your pharmacy benefit may require you to use our contracted specialty pharmacies to fill your specialty medications. View the Mandatory Specialty Drug List to see if your medication applies.
    • Many specialty drugs can be self-administered, so you don’t need a healthcare professional to give you the medication. View the Self-Administered Specialty Drug List to see if the drug you’re taking qualifies.
    • See your benefit summary for more information on the specialty drug provisions of your plan or contact Customer Service for more information.