Posts by Ed Paulsen

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  1. 5 Business Solutions to the Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

    As medical plan premiums increase and employees are prescribed high-cost specialty drugs, which normally treat complex or rare chronic conditions, employers are left wondering about solutions to the rising costs of prescription drugs in their health plans.  

  2. The Hidden Cost-Saving Opportunities in Your PBM Contract

    Did you know that pharmacy claims are the number one health care expense for most businesses due to specialty drugs? At a recent PSA Partnership seminar, Ken Huber CPBS, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits at PSA, pulled back the curtain to explain what’s going on in today’s market with specialty drugs in your Pharmacy […]

  3. Take Control of Your Company’s Drug Costs

    For pharma, 2014 was a banner year: Prescription drug spending in the United States increased 13.1 percent to $374 billion, according to a report from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. For employers trying to keep employee benefits costs under control, that’s not welcome news.

  4. Dependent Verification Audits: Potential Savings for your Health Care Plan

    A dependent verification audit is an inspection of an employer’s health plan to ensure enrolled dependents’ eligibility. It applies to self-insured plans as well as fully insured plans. The goal is to help employers reduce health care costs and assist with compliance efforts ensuring that only eligible dependents are covered in the employer’s plan.