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Employer Pharmacy Benefits in 2016: More Specialty Drug Cost-Shifting Means More Problems for Patients

It’s time for our annual analysis of the Kaiser/HRET 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey, which you can read online for free. The survey delves into employer-sponsored health coverage at 2,000 companies. In the charts below, I summarize employers’ 2016 pharmacy benefits by examining (1) cost-sharing tier structures, (2), average copayments, by formulary tier, and (3) type of cost-sharing (coinsurance and copayment).
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