18 March 2019

UnitedHealth To Rebate Rx Savings to Consumers

United Health Group just announced that it plans on passing along rebates from drugmakers to their policyholders who actually take these drugs. This move will begin in January 2020 and will affect new contracts as well as current clients moving to a new contract with United. This comes at a time when the Federal Government is taking a closer look at their contracts with drugmakers in Medicare and Medicaid contracts. United already has participated in rebating on some medical plans in the past.  Also many news outlets regularly publish articles concerning escalating drug prices.  All of this suggests that there are moves being made to address the rapid cost increases in pharmaceuticals in recent years.