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2015 Platinum Plans Are Best Buy for Consumers Using Expensive Specialty Drugs
Date:8/26/2014

lth plans. Consequently, consumers using expensive specialty drugs should be careful to confirm that their drugs are included in the list of covered medications for the Obamacare plans they are comparing. Uncovered drugs are normally not paid for by health plans and have no protections on annual out-of-pocket costs.

"Specialty drugs represent an increasing percentage of insurance spending for prescription medications," said Kev Coleman, Head of Research & Data at HealthPocket, "and in coming years they'll become the largest single cost category despite the fact that specialty drugs serve a minority of the population. For those dependent on these drugs, HealthPocket's analysis found that comparing premiums and annual caps on out-of-pocket costs is often more important than comparing health plans' copayments and co-insurance fees for drugs."

The 2015 Obamacare specialty drug study and its methodology can be reviewed at HealthPocket.com.

HealthPocket.com is a free website that compares and ranks all health insurance plans available to an individual, family, or small business, allowing them to make their best health plan decisions and reduce out-of-pocket costs. HealthPocket uses only objective data from government, non-profit, and private sources that carry no conditions that might restrict the site from serving as an unbiased resource. Learn more at www.HealthPocket.com.


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