Part D Senior Savings Program

We know that the cost of insulin can be a roadblock to managing your diabetes. Going without your insulin or taking less than you should, can lead to serious health issues. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield cares about your health and wants to see you stay on track with your insulin medication.

For select plans, we are offering a new program to help members save money on their insulin costs. In 2021, members will be able to purchase select insulins at preferred pharmacies for a $25 copay for a 30-day supply and $30 for a 30-day supply at standard pharmacies. These copays apply during the deductible, initial, and coverage gap phases of the Part D benefit. 

Participating plans

  • Medicare Blue Choice Value HMO
  • Medicare Blue Choice Value Plus HMO-POS
  • Medicare Blue Choice Optimum HMO-POS
  • Medicare Blue Secure PPO
  • Medicare Blue Enhanced PPO

Insulins Covered Through the Program

Select insulins listed on the formulary with the description “ISP” next to them are included in the Program. Some examples are Humalog™, Insulin Lispro,  Lantus™, Toujeo™ Please note: If you get an exception for a non-formulary insulin such as Novolog™, the lower copays will not apply.

This program only applies to insulin filled under your Part D plan. Insulin used in an insulin pump is covered under your Part B (not Part D) benefit.

Additional Savings

At our participating retail pharmacies and home delivery pharmacies, you can get a 90-day supply of select insulins and save even more money! Pay only two copays - $50 at preferred pharmacies or $60 at standard pharmacies for a 90-day supply of insulin. 

Find a local pharmacy that can fill a 90-day supply or fill a 90-day supply of insulin through one of our home delivery pharmacies.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions at:

1-877-883-9577 (TTY 1-800-662-1220)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
From October 1 - March 31: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week

Excellus BCBS’s pharmacy network includes limited lower-cost, preferred pharmacies. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including whether there are any lower-cost preferred pharmacies in your area, please call 1-877-883-9577 (TTY 1-800-662-1220) or review the Provider/Pharmacy Directories.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is an HMO plan and PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Excellus BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal. Submit a complaint about your Medicare plan at or learn about filing a complaint by contacting the Medicare Ombudsman. Y0028_7465_C.

This page last updated 10-01-2020.

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