Prescription Drug Coverage

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Latest Headlines

Insurers get more time to disclose exchange enrollment data

Although the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to disclose information about the number of people enrolled in their health insurance exchange plans, the number of claims denied and consumers' costs for specific services, the Obama administration said it won't be enforcing that provision.

Exchange plans lack key drug coverage for rare diseases

Most plans available on health insurance exchanges don't include coverage for key drugs that treat rare diseases, according to a new study. 

Blue Cross drops Medicare Part D coverage in Louisiana

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana will no longer offer stand-alone prescription drug coverage to its Medicare members, the company said in a letter to its members, reported The Times-Picayune.

Essential health benefits: Reactions to the final rule

After the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its final rule detailing which benefits insurers must provide in 2014, industry stakeholders had varying reactions.

Proposed essential benefits rule to expand drug coverage

In addition to two other rules issued Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its proposed rule on the essential health benefits that insurers must provide in the individual and small group markets.

Premera ends plan after clash with insurance commissioner

Premera Blue Cross has decided to drop a health plan that serves individuals and small employer groups in Washington state after it grappled with regulators over its prescription drug coverage,

Regence owes $148K for wrongly denying women birth control

Regence BlueShield has been ordered to pay $148,000 for wrongly denying coverage of prescription birth control to almost 1,000 women, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Washington's Insurance