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  • Spring Cleaning Should Include the Medicine Cabinet

    Is your medicine cabinet full of expired medications you no longer use? Too often, these unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That can be dangerous! At Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions (PBD), our expert team of pharmacists recommend that your Spring-cleaning efforts should include disposing of your expired, unwanted or unused medicines.

  • Is Self-Funding Right for Your Small to Mid-Size Group

    The pandemic has taken a harsh economic toll on small to mid-size businesses. As the economy recovers, proactive cost savings suggestions through cuts and cost containment are key as you advise your groups on not only how to survive but prosper. In an effort to mitigate costs, health benefit plans will be scrutinized. More and more small to mid-size businesses (SMBs), those with 50 to 500 employees, are looking at self-funding to see if it is a viable benefits option and savings opportunity.

  • What are Star Ratings and Why do they Matter When Choosing a PBM?

    Medicare Star Ratings play a big role in helping you learn which plans perform best and more importantly, which plans perform well consistently over time. The true standard of an effective pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) is its ability to serve patients and plan sponsors and lower overall health care costs. This is especially relevant and important when it comes to administering Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

  • What is a Formulary and how are they Developed?

    A formulary is a list of generic and brand name drugs that are covered by a health plan. Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions (PBD) offers several formulary options for both our self-funded and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) clients.

  • Pharmacy Carve-Out for Your Clients Pharmacy Benefit Plan

    A pharmacy carve-out with a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) is an opportunity for your clients to save money. Pharmacy carve-out models enable flexibility. Control over the individual PBM contract allows for customization of a pharmacy benefits plan specific to the plan sponsor’s needs that includes programs and services that impact overall costs and improve clinical outcomes.

  • How a PBM Differs from a PBO Pharmacy Plan

    Pharmacy benefits are one of the highest expenses incurred by businesses and employees in the United States. Consumer Reports states that in 2019 prescription drug costs went up for at least 30 percent of Americans. Some individuals and families even find themselves deciding between buying their medications or paying rent. CMS.gov reports that prescription drug spending rose to almost $370 billion in 2019.

  • Clinical Programs Help Monitor Efficacy, Safety and Costs

    At Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions (PBD), we offer more than administration of your client’s prescription drug programs. We also offer assistance in the form of clinical programs to help monitor for drug efficacy, safety and costs.

  • What You Need to Know About Specialty Medications

    The pandemic has taken a harsh economic toll on small to mid-size businesses. As the economy recovers, proactive cost savings suggestions through cuts and cost containment are key as you advise your groups on not only how to survive but prosper. In an effort to mitigate costs, health benefit plans will be scrutinized. More and more small to mid-size businesses (SMBs), those with 50 to 500 employees, are looking at self-funding to see if it is a viable benefits option and savings opportunity.