By shopping around, a Minnesota man discovered a shocking difference between his prescription drug prices: $259 from one pharmacy, and $2,382 from another.
“Pharmacy benefit management companies – known as PBM’s – go to employers promising to save them money by managing their insurance prescription drug claims and negotiating discounts,” professor Stephen Schondelmeyer told KARE 11 in an investigative story. “In return, Schondelmeyer says PBM’s – like CVS Caremark – become the exclusive prescription provider for people in the company’s insurance plan, in effect creating a mini-monopoly.”
This story might shock you, but it also serves as a reminder of the power of shopping around and asking questions — skills that Trig can teach you.
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