Illinois Governor Signs PBM Legislation

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation this week creating a regulatory framework for pharmacy benefit managers in the state.  HB 465 goes into effect January 1, 2020, and hopes to protect patients and increase access by: Requiring insurers to apply third-party payments, discounts, vouchers and co-pay cards to a deductible, the co-pay, or out-of-pocket maximum […]

Oregon Governor Signs PBM Regulation Bill

Earlier this week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Oregon HB 2185, relating to pharmacy benefit managers, into law. The bill, supported by the Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA), establishes some basic fair practices: Allows patients the option to use a local pharmacy instead of mandating use of a mail order pharmacy; Allows local Oregon pharmacies […]