New Online Database Organizes Pharmacy Benefit Design Data of All ACA-Compliant Health Plans

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New from Atlantic Information Services, Rx Benefit Design Data organizes thousands of records on pharmacy benefit data for all Affordable Care Act-compliant health plans.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce Rx Benefit Design Data (RxB), a comprehensive comparative online database that organizes (and continually updates) the prescription benefit offerings and plan design parameters of all Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant health plans — both on and off exchanges. RxB is the result of meticulous work performed by researchers in AIS’s Directory and Databases Division, the company’s exclusive in-house research team that also creates the industry-leading AIS’s Directory of Health Plans.

AIS designed the user-friendly RxB database to quickly retrieve the details of prescription drug benefit offerings of each insurer on and off public insurance exchanges, with options to sort by plan name, plan type and metal tier, for both Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and individual exchanges. The data include out-of-network amounts and limits where applicable.

Features of RxB include:

  • 7,000+ records for the 2014 plan year, with 2015 plan designs added as they become available (access to two years of pharmacy benefit data);
  • Ability to filter results to view deductibles, copays, coinsurance, retail/mail pharmacy, generic/preferred/nonpreferred/specialty, or in-network/out-of-network benefits;
  • Sorting options by any field and copay range;
  • Complete details for any selected plan in a printable format;
  • Links directly to online formularies and provider networks for each plan; and
  • Ability to export the data into the user’s own desktop products.

In addition to access to the data for five users, a subscription to RxB includes a news feed of articles by AIS reporters and in-app downloads: spreadsheets, reports and analysis prepared exclusively for RxB users.

Sources for RxB include summary of benefits and coverage documents that are legally required to be available for all ACA-compliant qualified health plans. AIS researchers obtain these documents from insurers and exchanges, examine them and carefully select the relevant data for each field. Additional research is performed to clarify, complete, supplement and rearrange the information into a comparable data format.

For more information and to use a fully interactive demo of the product, visit

About Atlantic Information Services
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at

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