Advocates Say Banning Copay Accumulators Would Not Raise Premiums

By Jessica Karins / March 31, 2023 at 9:21 AM
Legislation to eliminate copay accumulators would protect patient finances and might not lead to an increase in insurance premiums, according to advocates support a bill that would ban the practice. That’s counter to arguments by accumulator policy advocates that banning the practice of applying copay assistance toward deductibles would increase premiums for all patients. Steven Newmark, legal director of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, said an interactive tool launched by the organization shows that in the states that have passed...

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