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April 19, 2021The 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
March 30, 20218 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 Knollmanemployee-benefits-strategies
February 22, 2021PrEParing 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
January 22, 2021COVID-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
January 19, 2021Biosimilars 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
January 12, 2021Employers 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
December 22, 20202020 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
December 17, 2020Vaccines 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
December 7, 2020Federal 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
December 1, 2020A 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
November 23, 2020COVID-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
November 18, 20202021 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
October 5, 2020Our 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
October 1, 2020Employers 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
September 23, 2020Upcoming 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
September 14, 2020Legislative 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.employee-benefits-strategies health-care-reform
September 14, 20202020 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 News, SurveyEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news survey
August 18, 2020COVID-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
August 5, 2020Substance 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
May 15, 2020A 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
May 12, 2020The 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
April 30, 2020Employee 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
April 17, 2020COVID-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
January 8, 2020PBM 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
January 2, 2020Burnout: 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
December 6, 2019Know 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
December 5, 2019Medical Marijuana & Employers A Clinical Dive Before Cannabis Can be Covered %%post_excerpt%%Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
September 12, 2019Flu Vaccine InfographicWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
September 12, 2019The Society for Women’s Health Research’s Migraine Patient ToolkitWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
August 16, 2019Employee Assistance Program InfographicSurveyEmily Clevengersurvey
July 17, 2019Chicago 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
July 1, 2019Does the Recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ruling Affect Your Pharmacy Benefit Plan?Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMadison Evans, J.D.pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
June 18, 2019Employer-Led Group Purchasing Coalition Selects EnvisionRx as Alternative to Traditional Pharmacy Benefit Management ChoicesEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
June 11, 20192019 Excellence in Benefits Award WinnerEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
May 21, 2019Rheumatoid Arthritis Painful for the Patients and PayersPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
May 21, 2019The Growing Gap Between List and Net Prices of DrugsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
May 17, 2019Financial Health Shutdowns, Snowballs and SagesEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Financial Wellnessemployee-benefits-strategies financial-wellness
April 5, 20197 Tips to a Healthier, Happier You at WorkWellness / Employee Well-beingSean Godar, Ph.D., MBAwellness-employee-well-being
February 15, 2019What Does the New HHS Rule Mean for Employers?Employee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
November 30, 20182019 Market CheckEmployee Benefits & Strategies, Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
November 30, 2018In 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
November 20, 2018The 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
November 7, 2018Beyond the Spreadsheet: PBM Pricing Tips Part 1Employee Benefits & StrategiesMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
October 11, 2018Patient Right to Know Drug Prices ActEmployee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
September 20, 2018100 Days of Action: What the American Patients First Blueprint Means for Member Organizations and Self-Funded Plan SponsorsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesMichael Stull, MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
September 12, 20182018 Flu Vaccine InfoWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
September 7, 20185 Tips for Open Enrollment SeasonEmployee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
August 9, 2018Continuing to Consolidate: Health Care Mergers & AcquisitionsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesBryce Horomanski, J.D.employee-benefits-strategies
August 9, 2018Where Policy Meets Culture: Aligning for Mental Health at WorkMental Health / Depressionmental-health-depression
August 9, 2018Migraine Meds: An Employer’s Next Big Headache in Drug SpendPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
July 24, 2018Human Resource Professional: An Agent for ChangeCancer / Oncology Benefitscancer-oncology-benefits
May 21, 20182018 Excellence in Benefits Award WinnerEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
May 3, 2018Now or Later: Rebate Considerations for Plan SponsorsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBApharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
March 15, 2018The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does it Mean for You?Employee Benefits & StrategiesSteven Burger, MBA, CPAemployee-benefits-strategies
November 15, 2017In-Focus: A Snapshot of the Pharmacy Benefit IndustryPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMichael Stull, MBApharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
November 8, 2017Coming Soon: Million Dollar Drugs – How can employers prepare for gene therapies?Pharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
June 1, 2017The American Health Care Act and BeyondHealth Care ReformGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBShealth-care-reform
May 25, 20172017 Excellence in Benefits Award WinnerEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
May 4, 2017What is the Deal With Drug Price InflationPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
January 5, 2017A Collaborative Benefits Management Strategy for Total Population HealthEmployee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
December 1, 2016Recent Wellness Program Regulations: ADA & GINACompliance / Reporting, Wellness / Employee Well-beingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting wellness-employee-well-being
November 16, 2016Biosimilar Basics for Plan SponsorsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
October 8, 2016Tailor-Made: Uniquely Personal Well-BeingWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
May 7, 2016Medical 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
May 5, 2016Healthy Organizations Creating Well WorkforcesWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
May 4, 2016ACA Employer Mandate and ERISA ImplicationsCompliance / ReportingGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBScompliance-reporting
April 5, 2016Why is My PBM Pushing a Multi-Year Pricing Contract?Employee Benefits & StrategiesDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.employee-benefits-strategies
April 3, 2016EH Pharmacy Trend Less Than 1% in 2015Employers Health NewsMichael Stull, MBAemployers-health-news
March 4, 2016The Impact of Opioid Addiction to Plan SponsorsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
March 3, 2016Survey Says Employers Continue Efforts to Reduce Health Benefit CostsEmployee Benefits & StrategiesZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAemployee-benefits-strategies
January 3, 2016Nominate an Outstanding Benefits Professional TodayEmployers Health NewsEmily Clevengeremployers-health-news
November 1, 2015Cultures of Health and Engagement – Small Steps, Big RewardsWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
October 10, 20152015 Fall Medication Approval and Strategy UpdatePharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
September 15, 2015PBM Annual Market CheckPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyDavid Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.pharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
August 3, 2015ACA Reporting – How are employers managing the new requirements?Compliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
May 13, 2015Managing the Complexity of Specialty Pharmacy BenefitsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
May 10, 2015Cancer as a Chronic ConditionCancer / Oncology Benefitscancer-oncology-benefits
May 4, 2015Depression: The Unexpected Threat to Your CompanyMental Health / Depressionmental-health-depression
April 1, 2015Recent Wellness Program Litigation and the Cadillac TaxCompliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
February 13, 2015Voluntary Means Voluntary? AARP Prevails in Challenge to EEOC’s Interpretation of Voluntary and How Plans Should RespondCompliance / ReportingGarrett Brown, J.D., CEBScompliance-reporting
January 4, 2015Female Libido Drug Raises Clinical and Legal ConsiderationsPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
December 2, 2014Clocked In, Checked OutMental Health / Depressionmental-health-depression
October 4, 2014Understanding the Hepatitis C Virus and its Impact on EmployersPharmacy Benefits / Specialty PharmacyMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHpharmacy-benefits-specialty-pharmacy
October 4, 2014Obesity in the WorkplaceObesityobesity
September 3, 2014Thinking About a Private Exchange? Here are some helpful considerations when making a selectionEmployee Benefits & Strategiesemployee-benefits-strategies
September 3, 2014IRC Section 6055 and 6056 Reporting: Fast FactsCompliance / ReportingZachary Hostetler, J.D., MBAcompliance-reporting
April 1, 2014Total Well-being: Moving Past the Physical DomainWellness / Employee Well-beingwellness-employee-well-being
September 13, 2013The Importance of ImmunizationWellness / Employee Well-beingMatthew Harman, PharmD, MPHwellness-employee-well-being
April 11, 2013Moving Beyond BiometricsObesityobesity