Datapoint: United to Eliminate OOP Costs for Certain Drugs

UnitedHealth Group on July 15 said it will eliminate copays or out-of-pocket costs for select drugs, including insulin, epinephrine and albuterol, for members in its standard fully insured group plans. The company said it hopes the move will encourage greater medication adherence and reduce unnecessary health complications and/or hospitalizations. United currently enrolls 7,354,188 people in group risk-based plans, representing 15.9% of its overall membership.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

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Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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