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Horizon, Prime Therapeutics Improve Pharmacy Convenience and Ease with PillPack


--Horizon members can choose PillPack home delivery from their member account and view their cost, options upfront--

(Newark, NJ, August 3, 2020) For members whose daily regimen includes managing multiple medications, keeping track of what to take, and when, is critical to effective treatment. It can also be a source of stress for members already facing significant health challenges. To help members improve adherence by simplifying and bringing greater out-of-pocket cost transparency to their pharmacy purchasing experience, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) worked with Prime Therapeutics – Horizon BCBSNJ’s pharmacy benefits manager – and PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy to make it easier for members to choose PillPack for their pharmacy home delivery needs.

All members with Horizon BCBSNJ pharmacy benefits can now choose PillPack as their pharmacy for home delivery of their medications. They can simply go to their secure member web portal on HorizonBlue.com and click on Prescriptions under Doctors & Care to complete their registration. Members can also visit PillPack.com/HorizonBlue and follow the on-screen instructions. If members choose to use PillPack they can take advantage of the user-friendly daily dosing packs, and they can save time and effort because their insurance details, demographic information, and medicine lists are automatically imported. Members can also view an estimate of their out of pocket costs up front, before selecting a fill option and choosing the home delivery option that works best for their needs.

Currently, one in four Horizon BCBSNJ members take two or more maintenance medications regularly.

“For thousands of our members, achieving their best health requires taking multiple medications – prescription and over the counter - sometimes several times throughout the day. With evidence in multiple studies indicating that only 50 percent of drugs for chronic conditions are taken as prescribed, this service gives members another option that makes it easier to take their medications as directed and understand their out-of-pocket costs upfront,” said Saira Jan, Vice President of Pharmacy at Horizon BCBSNJ.

“Most people use their pharmacy benefit frequently throughout the year and managing your medicines or your families’ can become time consuming. To help, Prime Therapeutics, Horizon, and PillPack envisioned a better pharmacy onboarding experience,” said Kyle Skiermont, Prime Therapeutics’ senior vice president for specialty pharmacy & home delivery services. “By deconstructing the signup process and putting it back together in a member-centric way, this new, integrated process now connects the necessary information in one place and makes this offering a simple and convenient experience for Horizon members. It even puts cost information for various dosing options at members’ fingertips when they need it.”

While anyone can choose to fill their medicine at PillPack, Horizon members benefit from this simplified and integrated member experience and receive custom information about their costs upfront based on their pharmacy benefits.

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving approximately 3.6 million members.

About Prime Therapeutics

Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) makes health care work better by helping people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well. Prime provides total drug management solutions for health plans, employers, and government programs including Medicare and Medicaid. The company processes claims and offers clinical services for people with complex medical conditions. Prime serves more than 30 million people. It is collectively owned by 18 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those plans. For more information visit www.primetherapeutics.com or follow @Prime_PBM on Twitter.