June 19, 2013
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) offering the lowest average monthly premiums in 2013 feature preferred pharmacy networks, according to an analysis conducted by Avalere Health for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA).
According to the analysis:
- A plan with a preferred pharmacy network offers the lowest average monthly premium of any Medicare PDP ($15).
- The five Medicare PDPs with the lowest average monthly premiums have preferred pharmacy networks.
- Seven out of the top ten Medicare PDPs with the lowest average premiums and national or near-national status have preferred pharmacy networks.