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Using a managed pharmacy network is a key part of an overall cost management strategy. Managed network designs focus on reducing redundancy – not access – and that means payors don’t have to have every pharmacy in their network to provide great access to members. And using a narrow network can help save you money.

Here’s a quick comparison to show how member access can balance with plan savings:

  • National Network: Standard offering1
    • Includes national chains and most independent pharmacies
  • Advanced Choice: Up to 2% savings1
    • Includes most national chains and most independent pharmacies
  • Exclusive Choice: Up to 3% savings1
    • Anchored by CVS Pharmacy, with two nationwide grocers and select independents
  • Access-based Network: Up to 3.5% savings1
    • Anchored by CVS Pharmacy stores and select independents
  • Maintenance Choice:2 Up to 5% savings1
    • Savings and convenience with 90-day fills at select participating pharmacies

Learn more how the right managed network solution can provide savings for you


  • 1 CVS Health Analytics. Savings projections are based on CVS Caremark data. Actual results may vary depending on benefit plan design, member demographics, programs implemented by the plan and other factors.

  • Maintenance Choice 90-day fills for maintenance medications only. Maintenance Choice can be paired with National, and Advanced Choice networks.