Employers are now partnering with cash networks — or even creating their own — as a benefit to their employees.
The rising cost of prescription drugs in the US is a huge problem. One third of Americans do not fill prescriptions they need because of cost. And the steeper the cost of the prescription climbs, so do the levels of prescription abandonment. No one should have to choose between buying food and taking life-impacting medicine, but sadly even those with insurance sometimes do.
Patients who are struggling to pay for drugs through their health benefit may assume they are getting the best price and no other options exist. That is often not the case. For many drugs, the price for someone using an insurance plan can be much higher than someone simply paying cash through a cash price network.
Read the full article as it originally appeared in BenefitsPro.com