HISI News

Pfizer hikes cost of 100 drugs

Pfizer has increased the price of some of its better-known drugs, including the erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra. The increases, which took effect July 1, are just over 9 percent on average, well above the rate of inflation, which is about 2 percent. It’s...

Right-to-Try Law Signed

On May 30, President Trump signed a bill into law allowing terminally ill patients access to potentially lifesaving drugs before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This bill, referred to as right-to-try legislation, provides an unprecedented...

The Annual GPAHU Golf Outing

Health Insurance Solutions, Inc. was proud to sponsor the Scoreboards & Awards package for the 2018 GPAHU Gold Outing. The 18th Annual GPAHU Golf outing was designed to benefit the Association’s commitment to providing ongoing education, communication and advocacy...

New Medicare ID Cards are coming!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently began removing the Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) from Medicare ID cards to help prevent fraud and fight identity theft. The new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier...

Current Trends in Opioid Prescriptions

Current Trends in Opioid Prescriptions President Trump in late August declared that he considered opioids to be “a national emergency,” thereby increasing the intensity of an already bright spotlight on the current state of opioid prescriptions in the United States....

Cigna to Purchase Express Scripts

The health insurance giant Cigna said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts for $67 billion in cash and stock, including the assumption of $15 billion in debt. The transaction adds to a string of deals in the health care...

CVS Approves Hemlibra

This Specialty TrendsRx Approval Alert focuses on Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh). Hemlibra [Genentech/Roche] is a subcutaneous injection approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 16, 2017, for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the...

The High Cost Silver Bullet Program

Health Insurance Solutions is pleased to announce our High Cost Prescription Drug Program which is a unique solution for the rising Specialty Drug costs. These costs are expected to reach 40% of Employers overall prescription drug benefit expenditures!  There is no...

CIGNA buys Express Scripts