Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tip of the Day: The copay tipping point

Keith Bruhnsen, assistant director of benefits at the University of Michigan, offered advice to employers on strong cost-containment strategies to manage specialty drug costs at EBN’s 21st Benefits Forum and Expo.

“Sometimes there are co-pay challenges to members if the employer has a co-insurance model. I have heard from many specialty pharmacy experts that about $50 is where people start having some difficulties in managing the cost,” Bruhnsen said. Employers need to how their workers are going to respond to co-pays on specialty pharmaceuticals.

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