Solution empowers Blue KC members to get the prescriptions they need at affordable prices
S&C Public Relations Inc.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 3, 2016—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has officially rolled out the Rx Savings Solutions platform to provide its members with state-of-the art healthcare software to help them save money on prescription drugs.
Rx Savings Solutions provides an innovative, online tool that alerts members via text message or email if they or one of their dependents has a savings opportunity for prescriptions accessible in their pharmacy network. This can be a combination of optimizing clinical therapies or finding lower pricing at local pharmacies.
"Eighty percent of Blue KC members use their pharmacy benefit each year. It's extremely important for that member experience to be easy and valuable to them. We are very excited about partnering with Rx Savings Solutions to ensure our members easily fill their prescriptions at the best price possible," said Danette Wilson, President and CEO of Blue KC.
Founded by pharmacist Michael Rea, Rx Savings Solutions helps health insurers and self-funded employers drive consumerism and engagement for employees by focusing on the most predictable spend in healthcare—pharmacy.
"There is a crucial missing link in the world of prescription drugs as it relates to consumer choice and information—we are here to arm the consumer with the information they need to make educated decisions that are right for them and their families," said Michael Rea, founder and CEO of Rx Savings Solutions. "When we eliminate this complexity for our members, we empower them to be healthier, happier, and more productive."
Using years of academic and clinical experience, Rx Savings Solutions is able to deliver proven, cost-saving results and valuable educational resources for both employers and employees. Based in Kansas City, Rx Savings Solutions serves organizations nationwide with marquee clients including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the State of Kansas Employee Health Plan, BH Media Group—a Berkshire Hathaway company—and American Century Investments, among others.
Rx Savings Solutions' system is HIPAA security compliant. All interaction between the software platform and the employee is confidential. Rx Savings Solutions is without bias and delivers the most accurate, cost-effective data to subscribers based solely on the location and medication needs of each user.
About Rx Savings Solutions
Rx Savings Solutions offers an innovative, patented engagement software system empowering employers and employees to be educated consumers of healthcare. Founded and operated by a team of pharmacists and software engineers, Rx Savings Solutions supports a collaborative, cost-saving solution for purchasing prescription drugs. Using their clinical backgrounds, Rx Savings Solutions delivers proactive personalized recommendations on ways to optimize therapies to members, while achieving proven savings results for employers, employees and health plans. Located in Kansas City, Rx Savings Solutions serves self-insured businesses, employer groups, health plans and their members nationwide. For more information, visit rxsavingssolutions.com.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to use our role as the area's leading health insurer to provide affordable access to health care and to improve the health and wellness of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at BlueKC.com.