Pharmacy Benefit Management

DRUG SPEND MANAGEMENT

Articles

PBM My State Slashed Public Employee Insurance Painlessly. So can West Virginia.

Most politicians don’t want to be accused of toying with what many claim is “the best healthcare in the world”.  But now there is ample evidence that healthcare costs don’t track with quality, and there is a lot of padding on costs. Pressing PBMs and insurers is a great way to give employees and employers relief, while prodding the healthcare industry to be more transparent and competitive

Webinars

PBM Consolidated Appropriations Act, what employers need to know now

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) is designed to increase transparency in employee health benefit plans.  As fiduciaries of the benefit plan, Government agencies like the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Treasury will hold employers responsible and accountable for the CAA. What does this mean for employers and how should CEOs meet their fiduciary obligation to their employees/plan members?

Presentations

PBM Are You Prepared to Swear? New Health Benefits Attestation and Reporting Requirements

By the end of this year, employers must attest to the Department of Labor that they have received a full and complete disclosure of compensation from their plan service providers (broker, TPA, PBM, etc). Failure to get your hands on this information means that you will not qualify for ERISA’s prohibited transaction exemption. Transparency will not benefit everyone, but it is going to be great for employers and employees.

Online Courses

Optimizing Drug Spend

Explore the dynamics behind the prescription drug market, and learn how to navigate the market forces at play to design a cost-effective drug plan

Instructor

61 minutes