An option for purchasing prescription drugs. Normally only maintenance drugs are available for mail-order purchases. A mail order purchase of prescription drugs can save money by eliminating one or two co-payments. Example: one co-payment for a 2 month supply. When taking advantage of this option, be sure to ask your doctor for the proper prescription amount. Certain conditions, such as diabetes require insulin and injection supplies that are covered differently than other medications. The mail order benefit is handled by the pharmacy plan of each medical plan. Typically the major pharmacies (Longs, RiteAid, Sav-On, Vons, etc.) do not process the mail-order forms. You will need to request a form from your insurance company upon enrollment.