Archive for Posts Tagged ‘prescription drug cost’


Jul

28

2017

Employer Strategies for Managing Prescription Drug Costs | Houston Benefit Advisors

Modern medicines have resulted in longer, more productive lives for many of us. Prescription drugs soothe sore muscles after a strenuous workout or manage the conditions of a chronic disease. Unfortunately, this use of prescriptions drugs can come with a hefty price tag. Americans are spending more money on prescription drugs than ever before and the United States as a nation spends more per capita…

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Mail Order or Not?
Aug

1

2016

Mail Order or Not?

By Mary Delaney, MSPT, CWP Managing Director for Vital Incite, A UBA Partner-Provided Solution In 1990, Health Affairs* reported “The escalating costs of prescription drugs and competition among pharmaceutical firms for customers are drawing the attention of policymakers, pharmacies, and individual and institutional purchasers. Mail-order pharmacies recently have grown in prominence as a competitive alternative to the local community pharmacy.” With the improvements in retail…

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Industry Trends Emerge in Mail Order Drug Benefits
Jul

11

2016

Industry Trends Emerge in Mail Order Drug Benefits

By Mary Drueke-Collins, FSA Vice President of Employee Benefits for Swartzbaugh-Farber & Associates, Inc. A UBA Partner Firm Mail order has always been a convenient way for individuals to keep their maintenance drug prescriptions filled. Employers often wonder, are there other advantages to using mail order other than convenience? As an employer, should we be incentivizing mail order? The answers to some of these questions…

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