Consumer-driven plans offer Rx benefit alternatives

Gibson, Todd
November 2002
Employee Benefit News;Nov2002, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p28
Discusses the issue of how consumer-driven health care will change the pharmacy benefit in the U.S. Challenges for employers of changing their defined contribution approaches to fund their employee's medical benefits; Plan of Aetna to launch the HealthFund pharmacy benefit product; Impact that defined contribution-funded plans will have on pharmacy benefits.


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