ERIC Number: EJ904653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Prescription Program Provides Significant Savings
Rowan, James M.
School Business Affairs, v76 n2 p31-32 Mar 2010
Most school districts today are looking for ways to save money without decreasing services to its staff. Retired pharmacist Tim Sylvester, a lifelong resident of Alpena Public Schools in Alpena, Michigan, presented the district with a pharmaceuticals plan that would save the district money without raising employee co-pays for prescriptions. The prescription program works essentially the same way as most medical programs. It starts with a preferred-provider network of local pharmacies, but it also has a wraparound network of more than 55,000 pharmacies nationwide. The author discusses how the program provides significant savings.
Descriptors: Public Policy, Cost Effectiveness, School Districts, Pharmacy, Health Insurance, Teacher Employment Benefits, Fringe Benefits, School Personnel
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan