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Part D Trends For Five-Tier Formularies, Brand-Drug Coinsurance Rising, Analysis Finds

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Executive Summary

As Part D open enrollment kicked off Oct. 15, a Kaiser Family Foundation found almost 90% of national and near-national plans use five-tier formularies. And more plans are asking patients to shoulder a higher share of brand drug costs through coinsurance rather than a flat copay.

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