The Big Three PBMs’ Formulary Exclusions Continue to Grow in 2023

  • Feb 09, 2023

    Cigna Corp.-owned Express Scripts removed 43 medications from its 2023 National Preferred Formulary, while the other two major PBMs — CVS Health Corp.’s Caremark and UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Rx — cut 23 and 19 drugs from their formularies in 2023, respectively. Since 2014, the three PBMs have dramatically increased the number of excluded drugs, but the growth rate of exclusions has slowed for the second year in a row. Read more
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  • Jinghong Chen

    Jinghong has been producing infographics and data stories on employer-sponsored insurance, public health insurance programs and prescription drug coverage for AIS Health’s Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits since 2018. She also manages AIS Health’s annual executive compensation database for top insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates. Before joining AIS Health, she interned at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting.

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