­Prescription drug costs continue to rise, becoming one of the largest drivers of benefit plan costs. In fact, according to Willis Towers Watson, 53% of employers are adding adding restrictions such as prior authorization for specialty drugs in an attempt to control costs.

As new name-brand drugs continue to emerge on the market, growing costs of prescription medication is likely to continue. However, through the use of online pre-authorization tools, your company will have the ability to slow this trend, enabling you to better control and better manage your health benefit costs. Here’s a look at how the HPS online pre-authorization tool works and how it can empower you to better control RX drug costs.