• 20 MAR 17

    Health Insurance is NOT Health Care

    By Ashley Collins. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has provided its assessment of the American Health Care Act, and already Congressional would-be supporters of the law are jumping ship. The CBO’s analysis resulted in what is being called a “devastating blow” to the proposed law. Primary among the negative reviews is the CBO analysis that

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    • 03 MAR 17
    5 Costly Misconceptions Regarding Your PBM Contract

    5 Costly Misconceptions Regarding Your PBM Contract

    In today’s ever changing and complex pharmacy marketplace, you as a payer want to continuously maximize your competitive edge when it comes to negotiating, enhancing and optimizing the performance of your relationship with your PBM vendor. Often times there are costly mistakes made when important details of an underlying contract are overlooked. And given certain

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    • 02 MAR 17

    Why Prescription Benefit Plan Sponsors Should Perform an Audit

    Many sponsors of prescription drug benefit programs have operated on blind faith for too long. They have depended on their pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to deliver safe and effective prescription drug coverage to their plan members while helping to reduce costs. The problem occurs when the plan sponsor relies on their PBM to tell them

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    • 01 MAR 17

    Why don’t companies hold health plans accountable?

    Leaders are keenly aware of the waste that occurs within the health care system. A new study of health benefits published in the Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Collective Health shows many corporate leaders give very little thought to what is their second largest expense after wages. While the ballooning cost of health care

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