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Skyrocketing Deductibles Should Be a Focus of Open-Enrollment Season
The dizzyingly complex process of shopping for health insurance can obscure some of the most important factors in making a choice.
Premium Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management Medications in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study found the impact on premiums of expanding pre-deductible coverage to 116 drug classes related to chronic disease management medications in HSA-eligible health plans is small …
Specialty Drug and Healthcare Utilization Vary by Wage Level in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
This research shows that low-wage employees are less likely use autoimmune medicines than employees who earn more despite a higher prevalence of autoimmune conditions in low-wage employees. These…
The Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage in HSA-Eligible Health Plans on Premiums
Research found that expanding pre-deductible coverage under employer-led health plans would add few costs to health insurance premiums, while lowering costs for patients.
Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage in HSA-Eligible Health Plans Benefits Patients
Expanding pre-deductible coverage under employer-led health plans would add few costs to health insurance premiums, according to a research report by the Employer Benefits Research Institute.
Employers Identify Best Practices for High-Deductible Health Plans in New Research From the National Pharmaceutical Council and Gallagher Research & Insights
Webinar highlights new research and steps employers can take to implement better HDHP designs.
High-Deductible Health Plans: Good Practices for Employers
Research highlights good practices for designing high-deductible health plans to help enrollees better maximize the value of their benefits.
Employers Identify Good Practices for High-Deductible Health Plans
Employers can design a smarter high-deductible health plans by following good practices identified in NPC research.
Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs: Improving Health, Equity & Engagement
NPC and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions collaborated on an Action Brief highlighting key steps employers can take to enhance their health benefit design approach.
Employers Embrace Opportunity to Increase Patient Access to Preventive Care for Chronic Conditions Through Pre-Deductible Coverage
Expanding pre-deductible health coverage for HSA-eligible plans could benefit millions of Americans suffering from chronic conditions as well as lower health care costs by reducing barriers to…
Employer Uptake of Pre-Deductible Coverage for Preventive Services in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study shows many large employers have expanded pre-deductible coverage for medications and health services used to prevent exacerbations of common chronic conditions and would like to…
Savvy Employers Alter Status Quo to Address Drugs, Deductibles and Disincentives for Treatment
Thanks to an IRS rule, high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts can now cover an expanded list of preventive services and drugs before patients meet their plan’s annual out-of-pocket…
Accumulating Barriers to Care: Double Jeopardy for US Patients
In a column for PharmaBoardroom, Dan Leonard, National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO, Kimberly Westrich, Vice President of Health Services Research, and Brian Sils, Senior Research…
CMS Proposes Changes to Medicaid Best Price
CMS announced a proposal to lift some Medicaid best price restrictions, making it easier for commercial health insurers to enter into value-based payment arrangements with biopharmaceutical…
Good News for Patients With High-Deductible Health Plans
In his commentary for Specialty Pharmacy Times, NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard explains how research supported by NPC and conducted by VBID Health demonstrates the health and cost benefits of…
Best Ideas Aren’t Always (or Often) From Washington
In his latest commentary for Chain Drug Review, National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard explores the health care concerns and ideas for improvement discussed at recent regional…
U.S. Care Pathways: Continued Focus on Oncology and Outstanding Challenges
A peer-reviewed study assessed changes in development, implementation, and evaluation of care pathways, and reviewed the latest evidence on integration of pathways with value-based care initiatives…
Uptake and Federal Budgetary Impact of Allowing Health Savings Account-eligible High Deductible Health Plans to Cover Chronic Disease Drugs and Services Pre-deductible
This report examines the net federal budgetary impact allowing Health Savings Account-eligible HDHPs to expand pre-deductible coverage to include chronic disease services.
Financial Impact of HSA-HDHP Reform to Improve Access to Chronic Disease Management Medications
According to an issue brief from VBID Health, providing pre-deductible coverage for medicines used to treat common chronic conditions could lower out-of-pocket costs and increase medication adherence…