Category Archives: It Matters Empowerment Pathways

Tips for Better Communication With Your Pharmacist

This printable article describes how pharmacists are well-educated in both prescription and over-the-counter products and are able to help with any medication questions or concerns. Pharmacists work closely with your doctor to give you professional guidance about your health.

What Does an Approved Pre-Authorization Mean?

In this article, we discuss how a pre-authorization is a restriction placed on certain medications, tests, or health services that require your doctor to first check and be granted permission before your plan will cover the item and the steps required to get one.

How to Read Your Medication Formulary

The formulary should be organized in a way to show members what is covered and how it’s covered

Filing a Formulary Exception

This article informs you if you need a medication that is not on your plan list, that you can formally ask your insurer to cover the medication for you by submitting a “formulary exception” and how to.

Navigating Pre-Authorizations: Medications

This article discusses how to navigate pre-authorizations your insurance company may require for you to access certain medications.

Navigating Pre-Authorizations: Procedures or Testing

This article describes that a pre-authorization is a restriction that requires your doctor to get the go-ahead from your benefit plan before a procedure or test will be covered and other pre-authorization facts.

Medication Patient Assistance Programs

Sticker shock is never a fun feeling - especially where your prescriptions are concerned. This article discusses programs you may be eligible for that can help with your medication costs.

Managing Your Pharmacy Locations

This article discusses that all pharmacies are not created equal- the type of medication you are prescribed often dictates the pharmacy location it comes from.

Negotiating Medical Costs

This article designed for the cardiovascular community discusses ways to stretch your dollar where health care is concerned and tips to use to help you save.

Family Medical Leave: What You Need to Know

This article informs that it is important to know that the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives you certain workplace protections and helps preserve your income.