Proposed Rules Would Affect Prescription Drug Plans

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 be focused on individual plans sold on government-run exchanges, three of the changes would also [...]

By | 2019-06-25T12:48:47-07:00 June 25th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

New Law Bars Pharmacy Benefit Manager Gag Clauses

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, passed with bipartisan support, take aim at the PBM practice of clawbacks, which occur when [...]

By | 2019-06-18T11:07:46-07:00 June 18th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

DOJ Tells Court to Nullify ACA; What’s Next?

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 by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor, and instead asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court [...]

By | 2019-06-11T05:41:20-07:00 June 11th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

Help Your Employees Save Money on Drugs

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 to help their employees control the very costs they actually have the most control over [...]

By | 2019-06-04T10:09:51-07:00 June 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments