April 4, 2018 / 5:24 PM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Ohio says insurers, benefit managers must disclose most affordable drug options

April 4 (Reuters) - Ohio Dept Of Insurance :

* OHIO DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SAYS IT ISSUES BULLETIN REQUIRING HEIGHTENED PROTECTION FOR OHIO CONSUMERS RELATED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

* BULLETIN PROVISIONS WILL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY

* BULLETIN REQUIRES INSURERS, PBMS TO REMOVE “GAG ORDER” THAT PREVENTS DISCLOSING OF MOST AFFORDABLE PRESCRIPTION DRUG OPTION

* BULLETIN PROHIBITS HEALTH INSURERS, PMBS FROM CHARGING CONSUMERS MORE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAN ITS COST OTHERWISE WITHOUT INSURANCE Source text: bit.ly/2IsdRtw

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