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  • adj. Not preferred


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  • The class of drugs most severely affected is "nonpreferred" brand-name drugs.

    Seniors Weigh

  • "nonpreferred" data networks when their signals aren't strong enough to link to more affordable ( "preferred") ones.

    Ars Technica

  • Now I'm not a car expert or fanatic; in fact, I'm best described as a rather reluctant driver who sees the car just as a nonpreferred but sometimes practical mode of transportation.

    Taking The Chevy Volt For A Spin

  • I called BlueCross and their response was that my prescription isn't considered a generic anymore but a "nonpreferred Tier 3 medication" (whatever that means) with a copay of $100.

    BCBS Double Copay On Thyroid Meds - The Consumerist

  • The downside to such flexibility is that their funding is nonpreferred, which makes them more vulnerable to budget cuts.

    State Schools Rethink Fees

  • "When the state looks for places to cut or save money, they look to the nonpreferred," said Lisa Powers, director of public information at Penn State University.

    State Schools Rethink Fees

  • But then so would be learning to touch type one handed with your nonpreferred hand.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » MacSpeech Dictate, a potted review.

  • Not only is there a massive learning curve when working with SBA programs, which are complex and change frequently, but nonpreferred lenders also have to send loans into the SBA for approval, which can take up to four weeks, Burke says.

    Six Ways to Speed Up SBA Loan Approval

  • Even those with “good” prescription plans have seen a rise in co-payments, with average co-pays rising from $8 to $11 for generic drugs, $15 to $22 for preferred drugs, $20 to $35 for nonpreferred drugs, and fourth-tier drug co-pays rising from $48 to $74.

    Prescription for disaster

  • Each plan has various "tiers" of drug types -- such as generics, preferred brand-name drugs, nonpreferred brand-name drugs or specialty drugs -- with the lower tiers requiring smaller co-payments.

    For Your Benefit


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