April 6, 2021


About The Event

Plan sponsors have a fiduciary responsibility under ERISA and CMS (for Part D programs) to ensure the proper administration of employee benefit’s programs including the pharmacy benefit component.  The proper administration is validated via assessments of the programs ranging from traditional ‘pricing’ and rebate assessments to Prior Authorization (PA), Fraud, Waste & Abuse (FWA) and customer service.  This session will inform the audience of: 

  • The types of pharmacy program assessments. 
  • The recommended frequency of performing such program assessments.
  • The limitations that vendors may place on a plan sponsors’ ability to assess their pharmacy programs and ways to ensure plan sponsors retain the ability to truly assess the accuracy of their plan administration.  
  • The key questions to ask when looking for a partner to assess your pharmacy program.

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This program is valid for 1.00 Professional Development Credit toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


This program is pre-approved for 1.00 HRCI HR (General) credit through the Human Resource Certification Institute.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

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Speaker Details

Eric Michael, PharmD

Managing Director, Pharmacy Practice Leader, PwC

Eric is a managing director in PwC’s P&O Tax’s National Pharmacy Practice, and has 30 years of experience in the pharmacy industry including 23 years of pharmacy benefits consulting and working within the PBM industry where he held various leadership roles.

He has more than 20 years of pharmacy benefits’ management and consulting experience, which includes developing benefits strategies, contract procurements and renewals, analyzing and improving pharmacy program performance, governmental and labor strategy development and oversight. Eric leads the PwC National Pharmacy Benefits Consulting Practice. He has consulted to Fortune 200 organizations, Taft-Hartley organizations, collective buying organizations, health systems and governmental bodies. Previously, he worked in similar positions for two national health and benefits consulting firms. He also worked for Express Scripts and its forerunner organizations in varying capacities ultimately serving as the director of clinical programs and sales. He was responsible for the clinical account management functions to the large-employer marketplace after previously serving as a clinical account manager to the Blues marketplace. Earlier in his career, Eric was the director of pharmacy within the Cook County (Chicago) Health Bureau and started his career as a nuclear pharmacist.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and PharmD from Purdue University and is a licensed pharmacist in 15 states including Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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