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Are Generics Always Your Best Rx Value?

Generic doesn’t always mean cheap. As this list recently compiled by GoodRx demonstrates, the monthly cost of some popular generic drugs can actually rival or exceed well-known brand medications. MedBen Rx comparative effectiveness ensures that members are using the...

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Get Total Transparency in Pharmacy Management

Lack of disclosure is a common theme for many pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), be it with employers or state governments. From Benefits Pro: “At least a half-dozen states and the District of Columbia are investigating pharmacy benefit managers, The Wall Street...

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Download the 2021 MedBen Client Report Today!

The 2021 MedBen Client Report is now available for download at MedBen.com. In addition to detailing the ways that our clients are spending less on health care, this year’s Client Report highlights the priority MedBen places on client service: Members connect to a...

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MedBen Rx Solutions Help Fight Drug Price Hikes

The prices of 260 popular brand-name prescription drugs rose 3% from 2019 to 2020 – twice as much as the 1.3% rate of inflation during the same period, according to a new AARP report. Their analysis also found that over the past 15 years, prices of 65 common brands...

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MedBen Rx Clients are Saving More. Why?

MedBen Rx clients save 21.6% when switching from traditional PBMs. What accounts for such a substantial difference? With MedBen Rx you pay what the pharmacy pays – we use the drug’s acquisition cost as a baseline to reduce your costs. MedBen Rx offers total...

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New MedBen Rx Program Reduced Client Diabetic Drug Spend by 77%

MedBen Rx Comparative Effectiveness uses evidence-based research to make sure your members are taking the most effective drugs at the best cost. A MedBen Rx client recently changed their formulary by using Comparative Effectiveness to focus on drugs that would produce...

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Have You Downloaded the MedBen Mobile App?

Checking claims and benefits information is easier than ever through the MedBen Access mobile app. Search for “MedBen” in the Apple App Store or Google Play to download to your smartphone or tablet. In addition to claims status and benefit coverages, the app allows...

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January 2021 Drug Price Increases

GoodRx has compiled a list of drugs that saw manufacturer price increases in January 2021. In total, 589 drugs – all but seven of them brand-name medications – increased in price, by an average of 4.2%. Among the better known brand-name drugs on the list are Humira...

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Don’t “Rein In” PBMs… Cut Them Out with MedBen Rx

A Columbus Dispatch article outlines the struggles Ohio Medicaid has experienced in trying to “rein in the middlemen in the prescription drug supply chain” – pharmacy benefit managers. Their year-long effort to replace outsider PBMs with a state-run PBM has met with...

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MedBen Rx Member Prescription Portal Launches December 1

On December 1, MedBen Rx will roll out the new Member Prescription Portal. This easy-to-navigate site, available online through MedBen Access or via our mobile app, is designed to help members better manage their pharmacy plan and make cost-effective prescription drug...

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