Retail prescription drug spending grew 36% over the four-year period ended Dec. 31, 2016, but out-of-pocket spending for health plan enrollees remained steady, according to a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The study, “The Prescription Drug Landscape, Explored,” … Keep Reading
The Trump administration has issued new rules that would allow employers to provide workers with funds in health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) that can be used to purchase health insurance on the individual market.
The rule reverses a long-standing part of … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has floated proposed regulations that would affect drug benefits for group plans and association plans and attempt to reduce drug expenses for health plan enrollees and drug plans.
While the rules seem to … Keep Reading
President Trump has signed two bills into law that would add transparency to drug pricing by banning gag clauses imposed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that bar pharmacists from discussing drug prices with the person buying prescription medication.
The bills, … Keep Reading
After a period of relative stability, the future of the Affordable Care Act has once again been thrown into uncertainty.
In a surprise move, the Department of Justice announced that it would not further pursue an appeal of a ruling … Keep Reading
Most employers are doing all they can to keep their employees’ health insurance and health care outlays to a minimum.
And while most of those efforts are focused on the upfront cost of insurance, co-pays and deductibles, many employers fail … Keep Reading
While most businesses rarely get rebate checks from their group health insurer, this year may be different as insurance companies are expected to pay back record excess premiums, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
The landmark insurance law requires … Keep Reading
A new study has found that more and more large employers are ditching high-deductible health plans as the job market tightens and they need to boost improve their health insurance offerings to retain and attract talent, and saddle their employees … Keep Reading
When your medical care provider charges more than your insurance company is willing to reimburse, you may get a bill asking you to pay the difference – a practice called “balance billing.” The Trump administration is moving to put a … Keep Reading