prescription drug tiers

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State lawmakers block insurers from shifting specialty drug costs to members

Legislation recently introduced in the California House of Representatives would limit yearly out-of-pocket expenses for prescriptions and other medical costs at $5,950 for an individual and $11,900 for a family.

Consumers will pay more for specialty drug coverage

Healthcare consumers are willing to choose an expensive health plan if it covers specialty drugs for diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, according to a recent study

States limit copay amounts for specialty drugs

Insurers increasingly are facing potential legislation that could prevent them from shifting larger portions of prescription drug costs onto their members. At least 20 states have introduced bills to

Insurers shift prescription costs to members with drug tiers

Insurers increasingly are altering their benefit structures to shift the cost of many expensive medications onto their chronically ill members. This "insidious trend" is causing health insurance