Grassley Seeks Answers on Reported “Brand Penalty” Charged to Patients Over Name Brand Prescription Drugs

Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking a health insurer to explain an apparent practice of charging customers more for receiving a brand name prescription drug than a generic drug when the insurer’s own doctors explicitly prescribed the brand name drug for medical reasons.  This “brand penalty” reportedly is the difference between the price of the branded […]

Insurance Coverage For County Employees Spurs Conversation

Winnebago County employees will continue to have coverage through an insurance trust with other counties, school districts, and city governments. The program is under the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan or IGHCP provided by Wellmark. The county signed a contract with the program administrator, Two Rivers Insurance. Some may remember a story we aired on […]