Author | Jack McClurg


Optimizing the Use of Cost-Sharing Strategies

March 13, 2009

Employers and their employees are facing tough times in today’s economy. To stay competitive, employers must scrutinize all areas of business for cost-cutting opportunities, including health care benefits. Consumers, too, face challenges. In October, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll reported that the percentage of consumers who skipped dosages or split pills in the past year to save on medication costs had increased to 22%, up from 19% in April. The percentage of consumers who reported not filling their prescriptions rose from 23% to 27% over the same 6-month period.1