Tufts Health Plan will pay high-deductible plan drug rebates upfront

REBATES AS A PERCENTAGE of gross prescription drug spend for commercial health plans have been increasing year to year. /COURTESY 2017 MILLIMAN MEDICAL INDEX
WATERTOWN, Mass. — Tufts Health Plan will pass prescription rebates directly to fully insured commercial members on high-deductible Saver plans when they fill their prescriptions starting Jan. 1, 2019, immediately lowering their drug costs, a significant barrier to faithfully following doctor’s orders. “While we can’t control the prices manufacturers charge, by implementing point-of-sale rebates, we…

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