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Insurance coverage 101

By Allyson Funk  |    October 30, 2015
When it comes to health insurance, you have probably heard terms like deductible, copay or coinsurance thrown around. What does it all mean? Cutting through the clutter of health insurance can be...   Read More

3 Tiers, 4 Tiers, 5 Tiers and More – A look at tiering in health insurance exchange plans

By Rebecca Davison  |    October 22, 2015
One size fits all rarely works for clothing, and it turns out, it doesn’t work for prescription drug coverage either. Health insurance plans cover prescription drugs through formularies, which...   Read More

Medicare Monday: 3 tips for choosing a Medicare Part D plan

By Allyson Funk  |    October 12, 2015
This Thursday, October 15 marks the start of another Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs through Monday, December 7, 2015. Every year Medicare beneficiaries can evaluate their plan choices...   Read More

ICYMI: Higher out-of-pocket costs in health insurance exchange plans compared to employer plans for patients managing chronic conditions

By Rachel Licata  |    October 7, 2015
A recent study published in Health Affairs took a look at estimated out-of-pocket expenses for individuals living with chronic conditions if they switched from average employer-sponsored plans to...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Diabetes Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    August 27, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Asthma Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    August 13, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to asthma...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Questions on Access to Cancer Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    July 14, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What is CMMI?

By Kelsey Lang  |    June 29, 2015
This week Medicare Monday is looking at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and why it matters to patients. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is a...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to HIV/AIDS Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 24, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Mental Health Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 18, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to mental...   Read More

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