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Learn more about the thyroid gland & how it affects your health

January 1st, 2022 by

January is here, bringing new year goals and opportunities. However, one of your biggest goals this month should be to check your thyroid health. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12% of the U.S population alone will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime, up to 60% of those with thyroid disease […]

Abarca Guarantees a Commercial Plan’s Drug Trend with Assura — our new financial model

December 16th, 2021 by

THE CHALLENGE Plan sponsors are currently experiencing a high degree of volatility in drug spend, largely driven by expensive specialty medications. These drugs often account for less than 2% of all claims¹, but can represent more than 50% of total spend². This challenge is likely to get worse:  Increasing numbers of high-cost therapies are expected […]

Abarca spreads the word on the benefits of the flu vaccination in a post Covid-19 climate

December 4th, 2021 by

In our quest for a better way in healthcare, Abarca goes all in to spread the word on the importance of the flu vaccination to patients, parents, and caregivers. While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many significant benefits, such as: reducing the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, death, and […]

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your PBM

December 1st, 2021 by

1. What do you think is broken about the PBM business model, and how is your approach different? At Abarca, we think there is a lot that is broken with the PBM model. For example, many PBMs use outdated technology which hinders innovation and contributes to a poor customer experience. A lack of transparency in […]

Abarca continues in the fight to end the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice

December 1st, 2021 by

World AIDS Day takes place every year on December 1st, and it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to rally support for people living with it, and to spread awareness and education on its prevention and management. The campaign’s theme this year, set by the U.S. Department of […]

Introducing Assura: Abarca’s new net cost guarantee pricing solution

November 22nd, 2021 by

The Problem: The cost of specialty medications continues to rise. With a growing pipeline of specialty drugs and newer therapies costing in excess of $100,000 for a single course of treatment, a handful of claims can significantly impact a plan’s financial performance and stability. At the same time, utilization of specialty drugs, particularly those treating […]

Abarca’s home delivery pharmacy solution, TripleS en Casa, selected as finalist at PBMI Innovation Challenge

November 8th, 2021 by

Abarca’s home delivery pharmacy solution, TripleS en Casa, was selected as one of five finalists for the 2021 PBMI Innovation Challenge. The Challenge was created to identify new and innovative concepts in pharmacy benefit management that can help stakeholders improve both clinical and economic outcomes. Abarca believes that by empowering members, we can help them […]

The Potential Benefits of Dietary Supplements for Medicare Patients

November 3rd, 2021 by

As of 2018, nearly 60 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. Most beneficiaries are 65 or older, and given their age and pre-existing conditions, members of this population face unique health challenges that must be carefully managed by their healthcare providers, as individual needs will vary for every person. A person’s age, diet, family health […]

First Medical Renews & Expands Their Partnership with Abarca for Pharmacy Benefit Services

October 16th, 2021 by

San Juan, PR. — Abarca, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) that is revolutionizing the industry with a new approach to technology and business practices, today announced that First Medical Health Plan, a health plan in the commercial and Medicaid space, have once again renewed their relationship for PBM services for an additional three years. This time, with […]

Lower Unit Costs.

October 15th, 2021 by

Through a competitive national network and formulary management ‘lowest net cost rebate’ program, we help plans keep unit costs under control for health payers in a simpler and more predictable way.