Aimed Alliance Sends Letter Supporting the Utah All Copays Count Coalition

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On November 29, 2021, Aimed Alliance sent a letter to the Utah All Copays Count Coalition supporting their efforts to enact copay accumulator reform. When patients cannot afford their medications, they may rely on financial assistance from pharmaceutical manufacturers and other third parties to meet their health plan’s cost-sharing responsibilities. The value of this third-party assistance should count towards the individual’s deductible and annual out-of-pocket limit. However, some health plans have implemented copay accumulator programs which prohibit the third-party assistance from counting towards the individual’s deductible and annual out-of-pocket limits. Copay accumulator programs can disproportionately affect patients whose conditions are managed or treated by drugs in specialty formulary tiers that require greater cost sharing. Aimed Alliance supports the Utah All Copays Count Coalition’s efforts to encourage the Utah state legislature to take immediate action to address copay accumulator policies and protect consumers. Our full letter can be read here 

 

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