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We Help Keep Member Costs Low.
The cost of health care is a major source of worry for plan members, especially for those enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Because members in HDHPs are responsible for 100 percent of the cost of their care until they meet their deductible, for some that could mean thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket (OOP) costs each year. In a 2022 survey, annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $22,463, with workers on average paying $6,106 toward the cost of their coverage. The average deductible among covered workers in a plan with a general annual deductible is $1,763 for single coverage.
Helping lower member OOP costs can help improve adherence and satisfaction. In order to help members afford their medications and to support better overall outcomes we have developed a range of plan design strategies, such as point-of-sale (POS) rebates and preventive drug lists with $0 copay. Digital tools such as Real-Time Benefits and Caremark Cost Saver provide greater cost transparency enabling members to make more informed decisions about choosing cost-effective medications.
More than two-thirds (69.5%) of members spent less than $100 OOP in 2022
Despite rising drug costs, we reduced member cost share by 24.7% over a 5-year period from 2016-2022
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Cost can be a barrier to adherence and higher OOP costs can force individuals to make tough choices about whether to fill a prescription.
With our Real-Time Benefits solution, members can access prescription cost and the most updated benefit information – including their exact stage in the deductible – wherever they are: at the doctor’s office, the pharmacy, at home, or on the go.
members enrolled in POS Rebates
POS rebates help offset member OOP costs, especially during the phase when they are responsible for the full cost of the drug, by passing on the discount to members when they pick up their prescription at the pharmacy. Clients can choose to pass on part or all of the discounts we negotiate with manufacturers on their behalf.
members enrolled in POS Rebates.
Clients have the option to implement POS rebates for specific drug classes or lists, diabetes drugs, specialty treatments, a preventive drug list, or drugs with lower list but higher wholesale acquisition price.
Caremark Cost Saver
Caremark Cost Saver, powered by GoodRx, ensures members receive lowest available prescription prices while staying within your plan design. Cost Saver works behind the scenes to deliver the best possible pricing. When a member visits their preferred in-network pharmacy to collect their prescription, they need only present their Caremark benefit card to get the lower price for their medications.
With Cost Saver, you can be confident that your members are receiving the best possible price while preserving their plan benefit.
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