Insurers Enact Policies to Ease Access to Prescription Drugs

According to a list compiled by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), payers have made a variety of changes to their prescription drug benefits as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Payers that have waived early refill limits include: Anthem Inc., AvMed Inc., 36 regional affiliates of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Bright Health Inc., CareFirst Inc., Cigna Corp. (through home delivery), Fallon Community Health Plan Inc. (at in-network pharmacies), Geisinger Health Plan Inc., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc., Humana Inc., Inter Valley Health Plan Inc. (for Part D members), Piedmont Community Health Plan and Valley Health Plan.

Payers that offer a home delivery or mail order option for prescriptions include: Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, AvMed, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Cigna, EmblemHealth Inc. and Piedmont.

© 2021 MMIT

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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