Co-Pay Accumulator Programs: What Can Policymakers Do to Protect Patients?
July 31, 2018
Co-pay accumulator adjustment programs are presenting
patients with an ugly surprise at the pharmacy counter: The card that helps them afford their medication no longer counts toward their annual deductible.
As more insurers and employees institute these programs, patients face serious consequences, including medication abandonment, financial hardship and non-medical switching. Ensuring patients’ access to their medication requires viable policy solutions.
Tags: Co-Pay Accumulator, Cost Sharing