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What to consider when choosing a health plan for your business

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on November 05, 2019

If you’ve ever spent time comparing health plans, you know no two plans on the market are exactly alike. One carrier alone might have over 50 slightly different plans, and even “standardized” naming conventions aren’t consistent across the board. From network access to deductibles, copayments, and covered benefits, there are a number of factors that influence the cost and perceived value of a given plan.

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Topics: Rates and costs, Open enrollment guides

4 ways health plans help control prescription drug costs

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on October 22, 2019

Because many of the dollar amounts reported on cost increases are so staggering, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are working together to address increasing drug costs. Here are four measures aimed to control premium and out-of-pocket insurance costs and help manage prescription drug costs.

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Topics: Rates and costs, Access to care, Pharmacy

What’s driving increased pharmacy costs? 3 trends to consider

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on October 15, 2019

Employers of all sizes often face increases in health care costs during their annual renewal process. While there are many reasons why, prescription drug costs remain a consistent – and growing - part of the story. Let’s look at three trends that are contributing to increased pharmacy costs and overall health care expenses.

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Topics: Rates and costs, Access to care, Pharmacy

Are your health benefits right for a multi-generational workforce?

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 12, 2019

Today’s workforce can have many different generations working together, with more than five decades separating the youngest from the oldest.

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Topics: Rates and costs, Workplace wellness

How to avoid unexpected cost sharing for health care services

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 12, 2019

It’s no secret that navigating health insurance information can be a challenge. One commonly asked question among insurance subscribers is why their plan covers some health care services at no cost, while other services require cost sharing.

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Topics: Rates and costs