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Archive: Pharmacy Benefits
- May 30, 2023
Wellness Wednesday: Setting Healthy Boundaries
Healthy boundaries are important but setting them can be uncomfortable. Here are some tips to take back control one boundary at a time.
- May 24, 2023
Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Mental Health Medication Adherence
Taking your medications as prescribed is an important part of your mental health treatment. Here are five tips to practice medication adherence and improve your overall well-being.
- March 1, 2023
Breaking Pharmacy Benefit News: Lilly Reduces Costs of Insulin
Lilly announced today that it is cutting insulin prices by 70 percent and capping monthly out-of-pocket costs at $35 for insulin lispro and Humalog effective immediately.
- August 30, 2022
Wellness Wednesday | Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs of Diabetes
Millions of people in the United States have diabetes and don’t even know it. Signs and symptoms of diabetes aren’t always obvious and sometimes go unnoticed for several years before someone receives an official diagnosis. Understanding symptoms and catching them …
- August 23, 2022
Wellness Wednesday | 7 Tips for Reviewing Medications With Your Health Care Provider
Whether you purchase your medications at the same pharmacy or multiple locations, it is important that you always have on hand one document listing everything you’re taking and that you regularly update this list with your most current medications and …
- July 19, 2022
Client Realizes Nearly $3M in Rx Savings in One Year
After reviewing the language of the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) contract that determined the terms and cost variables, savings opportunities were identified without changing any benefits to employees.
- March 23, 2022
Stop Loss and Medical Plan, Rx Savings Result in Richer Benefits
MSD of Wayne Township was dedicated to employee health and wellness prior to engaging with Apex Benefits and its Kinetiq Health team in late 2019. While mostly satisfied with their wellness program, the school system was looking for opportunities to …
- February 21, 2022
Unlocking the Universe of Specialty Drugs and Therapies
Everyone on planet Earth seems to have a different definition of what a Specialty Drug is and is not. Let’s break this term down, along with subsets of Specialty Drugs and their key terms.
- February 4, 2022
Better Benefits in 90 | Orphan Drugs
Orphan drugs are drugs used to treat rare diseases. How rare? They appear in fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States. But even common drugs could be considered an orphan drug, which is important for health plan sponsors to …
- January 24, 2022
Better Benefits in 90 | Gene Therapies
Gene therapies are a new player in the world of pharmacy. So what do they bring to the table? While the treatments can be revolutionary toward curing diseases like blindess or even cancer, the costs of these therapies can be …
- January 18, 2022
Better Benefits in 90 | Specialty Drugs
Specialty drugs are becoming more common for treatments. But what are they? And what can they do for a benefit plan? There’s not one true answer for those questions. However, Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefit Practice Leader Erin Albert, PharmD, discusses …
- January 11, 2022
Ways Your Employees Can Save on Pharmacy Benefits
If your employees have ongoing prescriptions, here are some places for them to save money if they need to continue pharmacy prescriptions.