Express Scripts Pharmacy


Regular full-time employees are eligible for medical benefits on the first day of the calendar month following completion of one full calendar month of service. Employees who do not enroll in the plan when initially eligible are restricted to enrollment during a qualifying event (e.g. marriage, divorce, birth, death, adoption, or change in spouse’s employment impacting their insurance), or during the yearly designated open enrollment period.  

As of January 1, 2023 spouses can only be added to the health/vision/pharmacy plan if they are not offered coverage elsewhere.  This does not affect spouses previously covered under our plan.  This only affects new hires, or open enrollment elections. 

Employees who have questions on their eligibility should contact the Human Resources Benefits Office at 


The City provides a comprehensive pharmacy benefit package to eligible employees. Employees may purchase maintenance medications via a retail pharmacy up to 3 times, however, that medication must then be purchased through the mail-order program in a 90-day supply. Co-pays for medication purchases through drug stores and the mail order program vary. Employees who wish to view prescription copay amounts should view the Express Scripts Drug Summary.