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10/19/21Tips for Comparing Contracts
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Understanding key components of the Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) contract can go a long way in saving the plan sponsor a significant amount of money.Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyGrant Goff, MBApharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
09/14/21Are Carved-out Benefit Plans the Lowest Cost Option?When it comes time to choose medical and pharmacy benefit vendors, employers have several options. One of the first decisions that needs to be made is whether to carve-in or to carve-out the pharmacy benefit.Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyBrooke Knollman, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
09/08/21COVID-19’s Impact on Lung Cancer Screening and DiagnosisIn 2020, many Americans delayed seeing their doctors due to the pandemic. As a result, important tests, like lung cancer screenings, declined by more than 50% from the previous year.¹Emily Clevenger
09/01/21Employer-Led Group Purchasing Coalition Expands Offerings with Custom Employee Navigation SolutionsEmily Clevenger
08/25/21Seven Tips for a Successful Open EnrollmentOpen enrollment season is upon us! To help your benefits team stay in the right frame of mind and ensure a successful open enrollment, we are giving you seven easy-to-follow tips. Employee Benefits & StrategiesMadison Simmons, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
08/24/21Baby Steps to Fertility Coverage
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How Advances in Treatments may Give Employers Another Reason to Provide Fertility BenefitsEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty Pharmacy, Wellness / Employee Well-beingHannah Whitesel, PharmDemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy wellness-employee-well-being
08/17/21Generic Drug Pricing Why all the Fuss?
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Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBSpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
08/11/21Reducing Overall Specialty Spend with Specialty Copay Assistance
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How can plan sponsors reduce overall specialty spend within their plans? This is a common question directed to Employers Health and its PBM providers.Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyBrett Pinson, MBA, CEBSpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
05/04/21Employee Mental Health & Well-being During & Beyond COVID-19
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04/19/21The Price of Poor SleepQuarantine’s dissolution of normal schedules and routines has been catastrophic to sleep duration and sleep quality of countless Americans. Before COVID, a third of adults in the U.S. did not get enough sleepEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Wellness / Employee Well-beingHannah Whitesel, PharmDemployee-benefits-strategies wellness-employee-well-being
03/30/218 Things to Consider During Annual PBM ReviewsEach year, the client solutions team at Employers Health and our pharmacy benefit management suppliers meet with clients to provide strategic insight on how the plan performed and discuss market trends.Employee Benefits & StrategiesBrooke Knollman, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
02/22/21PrEParing for HIV Coverage Management
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In November 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted a draft detailing its human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) National Strategic Plan for 2021 through 2025. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyKevin Wenceslao, PharmDemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
01/22/21COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Resources
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyTravis Johns, MHA, CEBSemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
01/19/21Biosimilars Update
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
01/12/21Employers Health Designated as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Employers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
12/22/202020 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Employers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
12/17/20Vaccines and Your Employees: What You Need to Know
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Wellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHemployee-benefits-strategies wellness-employee-well-being
12/07/20Federal Drug Purchasing Programs: What They Are and Should Plan Sponsors Care
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This article will provide context to plan sponsors as they encounter federal proposals that primarily impact drug pricing in the context of Medicaid, the 340B Drug Pricing Program and Medicare.Financial Wellness, Health Care ReformGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBSfinancial-wellness health-care-reform
12/01/20A Few of our Favorite Things
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Employers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
11/23/20COVID-19: Where We Stand Today
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Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew heading into this year and are looking forward to never hearing again. Wellness / Employee Well-beingHannah Whitesel, PharmDwellness-employee-well-being
11/18/202021 Market Check: A Timeline
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Employee Benefits & Strategies, Employers Health NewsDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies employers-health-news
10/05/20Our View: Health Plan-Sponsored Study Ties Carve-In to Lower Medical CostsIn June 2020, representatives of a regional health plan and its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) authored and conducted a study that was published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
10/01/20Employers Health Is a 2020 NorthCoast 99 Award Winner
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Employers Health is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the first time that our organization has received the NorthCoast 99 Award.Employers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
09/23/20Upcoming Supreme Court Case Could Mean More Red Tape, Higher Costs, Fewer Health Care Benefits for Employees and Families
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Every American family deserves quality, accessible, affordable health care, regardless of where they live. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Health Care ReformChristopher Goff, J.D., M.A.employee-benefits-strategies health-care-reform
09/14/20Legislative Trends in State Regulation of PBMs
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In recent years, nearly 40 states have passed a multitude of laws that regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and, by extension, employer-sponsored health plans.Employee Benefits & Strategies, Health Care ReformMadison Evans, J.D., CEBSemployee-benefits-strategies health-care-reform
09/14/202020 Client Satisfaction Survey Results
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Each year Employers Health surveys its clients to gain valuable feedback regarding their experiences with our organization and the vendors with which we work.Employers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
08/18/20COVID-19 and the Pharmacy Benefit Plan
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COVID-19 has caused a devastating impact to employers and employees. Reduction in non-essential medical services and closures of businesses have altered the way plan participants consume health care. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
08/05/20Substance Abuse Disorder
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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults struggled with a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2017.Mental Health / Depression, Wellness / Employee Well-beingKevin Wenceslao, PharmDmental-health-depression wellness-employee-well-being
05/15/20A PBM Case Study: How a Midwestern University Reduced Spend While Improving Results
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See how a private university addressed rising health care costs by reducing spend while improving results. Employee Benefits & StrategiesSean Godar, Ph.D., MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
05/12/20The Impact of Custom Formulary Edits Designed for Self-Insured Employers
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As pharmacy benefit spend continues to grow with the emergence of new and costly medications, payors must continually seek ways to reduce plan costs. Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
04/30/20Employee Participation in 2020 CensusWe are happy to provide the following resources to utilize in promoting the 2020 census to your organization's employees.Employers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
04/17/20COVID-19, Employers and Benefit Plans
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The Federal government has taken steps to help alleviate some of the economic pressures associated with COVID-19. Below is a summary of these actions and what they mean for employers, benefits professionals and employees.Employee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
01/08/20PBM Evaluation Challenges
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Why is it so difficult to determine the value of one self-insured carve out PBM offering versus another?Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
01/02/20Burnout: The Latest Major Health Crisis to Affect the WorkplaceBurnout has been identified as a major health crisis in the U.S. workforce, leading to reduced job engagement, lower productivity, more frequent or extended sick leave, occupational change and even permanent withdrawal from work.Mental Health / Depression, Wellness / Employee Well-beingSean Godar, Ph.D., MBAmental-health-depression wellness-employee-well-being
12/06/19Know Your Numbers 2.0High blood pressure, elevated LDL cholesterol and high blood glucose levels are all very controllable. Early diagnosis and management can help you and your employees stay healthy and live a long, productive life. To help get your team members on the right track and remind them of the importance of these treatable health issues, we encourage you to share the following resourcesWellness / Employee Well-beingEmily Clevengerwellness-employee-well-being
12/05/19Medical Marijuana & Employers A Clinical Dive Before Cannabis Can be Covered %%post_excerpt%%Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
09/12/19Flu Vaccine InfographicWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
09/12/19The Society for Women’s Health Research’s Migraine Patient ToolkitWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
08/16/19Employee Assistance Program InfographicEmily Clevenger
07/17/19Chicago PBM Advisor Summit Wrap-UpConsultants from around the country recently joined Employers Health at its exclusive PBM Advisor Summit in Chicago, IL. Attendees networked and shared ideas about how to provide clients with the most effective PBM advice. Employee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
07/01/19Does the Recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ruling Affect Your Pharmacy Benefit Plan?Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMadison Evans, J.D., CEBSpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
06/18/19Employer-Led Group Purchasing Coalition Selects EnvisionRx as Alternative to Traditional Pharmacy Benefit Management ChoicesEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
06/11/192019 Excellence in Benefits Award WinnerEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
05/21/19Rheumatoid Arthritis Painful for the Patients and PayersPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
05/21/19The Growing Gap Between List and Net Prices of DrugsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
05/17/19Financial Health Shutdowns, Snowballs and SagesEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Financial Wellnessemployee-benefits-strategies financial-wellness
04/05/197 Tips to a Healthier, Happier You at WorkWellness / Employee Well-beingSean Godar, Ph.D., MBAwellness-employee-well-being
02/15/19What Does the New HHS Rule Mean for Employers?Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
11/30/182019 Market CheckEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
11/30/18In the News: Clawbacks, Gag Orders and Other Painful Sounding PBM NewsEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
11/20/18The Countdown to NASH: Employers Brace for the New Non-Specialty ConditionPharmacy Benefits / Specialty Pharmacy, Wellness / Employee Well-beingKevin Wenceslao, PharmDpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy wellness-employee-well-being
11/07/18Beyond the Spreadsheet: PBM Pricing Tips Part 1Employee Benefits & StrategiesMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
10/11/18Patient Right to Know Drug Prices ActEmployee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
09/20/18100 Days of Action: What the American Patients First Blueprint Means for Member Organizations and Self-Funded Plan SponsorsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
09/12/182018 Flu Vaccine InfoWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
09/07/185 Tips for Open Enrollment SeasonEmployee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
08/09/18Continuing to Consolidate: Health Care Mergers & AcquisitionsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
08/09/18Where Policy Meets Culture: Aligning for Mental Health at WorkMental Health / Depressionmental-health-depression
08/09/18Migraine Meds: An Employer’s Next Big Headache in Drug SpendPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
07/24/18Human Resource Professional: An Agent for Change
05/21/182018 Excellence in Benefits Award WinnerEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
05/03/18Now or Later: Rebate Considerations for Plan SponsorsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBApharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
03/15/18The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does it Mean for You?Employee Benefits & StrategiesSteven Burger, MBA, CPAemployee-benefits-strategies
11/15/17In-Focus: A Snapshot of the Pharmacy Benefit IndustryPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBApharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
11/08/17Coming Soon: Million Dollar Drugs – How can employers prepare for gene therapies?Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
06/01/17The American Health Care Act and BeyondHealth Care ReformGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBShealth-care-reform
05/25/172017 Excellence in Benefits Award WinnerEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
05/04/17What is the Deal With Drug Price InflationPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
01/05/17A Collaborative Benefits Management Strategy for Total Population HealthEmployee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
12/01/16Recent Wellness Program Regulations: ADA & GINACompliance / Reporting, Wellness / Employee Well-beingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting wellness-employee-well-being
11/16/16Biosimilar Basics for Plan SponsorsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
10/08/16Tailor-Made: Uniquely Personal Well-BeingWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
05/07/16Medical Marijuana Laws Still Hazy: Does the Legalization of Medical Marijuana Mean it Must be Covered by Your Health Plan?Compliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
05/05/16Healthy Organizations Creating Well WorkforcesWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
05/04/16ACA Employer Mandate and ERISA ImplicationsCompliance / ReportingGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBScompliance-reporting
04/05/16Why is My PBM Pushing a Multi-Year Pricing Contract?Employee Benefits & StrategiesDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies
04/03/16EH Pharmacy Trend Less Than 1% in 2015Employers Health NewsMichael Stull, MBAemployers-health-news
03/04/16The Impact of Opioid Addiction to Plan SponsorsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
03/03/16Survey Says Employers Continue Efforts to Reduce Health Benefit CostsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
01/03/16Nominate an Outstanding Benefits Professional TodayEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
11/01/15Cultures of Health and Engagement – Small Steps, Big RewardsWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
10/10/152015 Fall Medication Approval and Strategy UpdatePharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
09/15/15PBM Annual Market CheckPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
08/03/15ACA Reporting – How are employers managing the new requirements?Compliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
05/13/15Managing the Complexity of Specialty Pharmacy BenefitsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
05/10/15Cancer as a Chronic Condition
05/04/15Depression: The Unexpected Threat to Your CompanyMental Health / Depressionmental-health-depression
04/01/15Recent Wellness Program Litigation and the Cadillac TaxCompliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
02/13/15Voluntary Means Voluntary? AARP Prevails in Challenge to EEOC’s Interpretation of Voluntary and How Plans Should RespondCompliance / ReportingGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBScompliance-reporting
01/04/15Female Libido Drug Raises Clinical and Legal ConsiderationsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
12/02/14Clocked In, Checked OutMental Health / Depressionmental-health-depression
10/04/14Understanding the Hepatitis C Virus and its Impact on EmployersPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
10/04/14Obesity in the Workplace
09/03/14Thinking About a Private Exchange? Here are some helpful considerations when making a selectionEmployee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
09/03/14IRC Section 6055 and 6056 Reporting: Fast FactsCompliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
04/01/14Total Well-being: Moving Past the Physical DomainWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
09/13/13The Importance of ImmunizationWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
04/11/13Moving Beyond Biometrics