Large Employers Warm Up To Point-of-Sale Rebates

As the debate continues over the merits of overhauling the prescription drug rebate system, large employers — which traditionally have retained drug discounts that PBMs negotiate with manufacturers — appear to be searching for a different way forward.

“Employers struggle to reconcile the role of manufacturer rebates in pharmacy benefit management. With no meaningful alternatives to the rebate-driven contracting model, large employers have continued to implement point-of-sale (POS) rebate programs,” stated the Business Group on Health’s 2021 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.

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Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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