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Benefits of Carving Out Your Pharmacy Benefit Plan

A pharmacy carve-out describes an employer or plan sponsor who separates their prescription drug benefits from their major medical plan for the purpose of contracting and oversight. Watch our video to learn the many benefits of carving out your pharmacy benefit plan and how National CooperativeRx can help.

What Are Digital Therapeutics?

Digital therapeutics are advanced medical devices that deliver software-based interventions to patients to treat, manage or prevent a disease or disorder. Often, these products are not covered under the pharmacy benefit. Watch our video to learn more about this rapidly-growing area and how National CooperativeRx can help if you’re interested in covering these under your benefit plan.

How to Find Lower-Cost Alternatives for Your Medications

Rising medication costs can be frustrating if your burden is on you, the patient, to pay for medications you need. But there are many lower-cost alternatives. There is often more than one medication option to treat a condition. Watch our video to hear our top suggestions to save money on pharmaceutical costs and still receive the same level of care.

How to Differentiate Between a Biologic, Generic, and Biosimilar Drug

When it comes to prescription drugs, you’ll likely hear the terms “biologic,” “generic,” and “biosimilar.” While they might seem the same, it’s important to understand the differences between the three. Check out our video to educate yourself on these essential types of medications.

4 No-Cost Clinical Oversights to Transform Your Self-Funded Pharmacy Benefit Plan

The insurance world is vast and complicated, and many companies in this industry have one focus — their own bottom line. As a not-for-profit organization, National CooperativeRx is different, and we’re committed to providing members with the best experience possible. Click our video to discover our clinical oversight programs we offer our members that set us apart from the industry.

How to Get the Most Out of a Drug Formulary

With nearly 27,000 prescription drugs on the market, knowing which are covered by your pharmacy benefit plan can be overwhelming. Click our video to see exactly what a drug formulary list is and how it can help.

The Cooperative Value

Why is National CooperativeRx set up as a pharmacy benefit cooperative?

To ensure our members receive:

  • Better Pricing & Better Value
  • Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Protection
  • Plan Design Flexibility
  • 100% of Rebates, Audit Results, & Equity

The Opioid Epidemic: What Can You Do?

By now, we’re all aware of the addictive nature of opioid medications. Watch our video to learn how they’ve contributed to our nationwide epidemic and steps you can take to help prevent it.

Controlling Benefit Costs Through Plan Design

National CooperativeRx shares five proven plan design methods to ensure our members get the most out of their pharmacy benefit dollars.

Obesity: A Pharmacist's Perspective

Jocelyn Kerl, PharmD., explores different medications available to help patients lose weight.

This presentation was part of the event Obesity in the Workplace: A Critical Conversation with Varying Viewpoints, hosted by The Alliance in Madison, Wis.

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