AmeriHealth New Jersey to offer drug rebates at the point of sale

Cranbury, NJ, May 29, 2019 — On June 1, 2019,AmeriHealth New Jersey will begin to offer drug rebates at the point of sale to Commercial fully insured members who have prescription drug benefits and fill rebate-eligible brand medications through retail pharmacies or the mail. AmeriHealth New Jersey has historically used the rebates received from drug manufacturers to help offset its members’ prescription drug plan costs and premiums. However, as drug costs continue to rise, AmeriHealth New Jersey believes there is a greater need for additional transparency and innovative methods that ensure members are getting the best value, directly, for their health care dollars.

“We’re hopeful that offering drug rebates at the point of sale will help alleviate some of the financial pressure our members experience due to the rising costs of prescription drugs,” said Frank L. Urbano, MD, MBA, FACP, senior medical director for AmeriHealth New Jersey.

In the past year the company also introduced new technology called PreCheck MyScript that gives physicians in its network information on less expensive generic drug options they can prescribe to members based on their benefits plan.

In addition to offering these rebates to Commercial fully insured members, AmeriHealth New Jersey self-funded customers will have the ability to opt-in to point-of-sale rebates.

For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit amerihealthnj.com.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey
For 25 years, AmeriHealth New Jersey* has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. Our members are at the center of everything we do. Since the onset of the Affordable Care Act, we have been committed to offering health plans on the Individual Marketplace, which has expanded access to coverage for New Jersey residents. We are exclusively focused on New Jersey with plans designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, small- and mid-sized businesses, municipalities and boards of education across the state. We also provide administrative services to self-funded groups. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past eight years, and ranked 11th in 2019, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.

*AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey | AmeriHealth HMO, Inc.

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