Impact of specialty drugs on the pharmaceutical benefits landscape


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Over the last two years, there has been a significant change to the pharmaceutical benefits landscape due to specialty drugs.  

Although they impact approximately only 2% of claimants[1], the number of specialty drugs is growing and they contribute significantly to the share of total drug cost under employee benefits plans.  While they provide significant health benefits to your plan members, they do impact your plans through escalating costs and increases in pooling premiums.

Sun Life has prepared the attached Q&A to help you understand what specialty drugs are, how they may be impacting your pharmaceutical benefits plan, and how Sun Life can help.  


Contact your Sun Life Financial group benefits representative.

[1] Sun Life book of business for the 2014 calendar year