We recently interviewed Tracy Spencer, senior vice president of employer groups and strategic clients at Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, a leading pharmacy intelligence and technology company. In this episode Tracy shares opportunities for employers in the PBM marketplace, the latest plan design trends and developments including copay programs, needs-based programs and more.
Learn about new trends, developments, changes and other topics of interest in the employee benefits world from Employers Health’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Stull. During our monthly podcasts we’ll answer your most frequently asked human resources and employee benefits questions. You can submit your questions and topics of interest using the form below for a chance to have them addressed in future editions of our HR Benecast.
Episode 18 – Health Care Ate My 401(k)
In this episode listeners will hear from Peggy West, director of compensation and benefits at Formica, and Rocke Blair, managing director at Sheridan Road Advisors, a HUB International Company, as they share how they’ve worked proactively to help employers and employees realize both the economic and health benefits of treating health and retirement benefits as one.
Episode 17 – Pharmacy Benefits Q&A
In this episode we’ll cover questions from the audience including the affects of COVID-19 on the PBM industry, how pharmacy rebates work, how minimum rebate guarantees are determined and some of your most frequently asked questions about specialty pharmacy.
Congratulations to Episode 17’s giftcard giveaway winner, Doreen Hull from Midwest Public Risk.
Episode 16 – Gene Therapy
We speak with Kelsey Dieters, a clinical pharmacist at Employers Health as she updates us on gene therapy, the latest in specialty pharmacy. She’ll share what gene therapy is, how it can help patients and what employers can do to mitigate the risk of its often high price tag.
Congratulations to Episode 16’s giftcard giveaway winner, Janel Polster from Arcelor Mittal.
Episode 15 – Account Management and Employer Challenges in 2020
Hear from Vice President of Account Management, Zach Hostetler, as he shares with our host what we’re hearing from member organizations including what they are focused on and benefit challenges they are anticipating in 2020 and beyond. He’ll also provide an update on our account management team and the resources they provide to member organizations and their benefit teams.
Congratulations to Episode 15’s gift card winner, Sheba Marshall of Kent State University.
Episode 14 – Market Check and Pricing Improvement Analysis
Dave Uldricks, vice president, PBM contracting and strategy, joins us to cover changes in the pharmacy benefit management industry and how they affect plan sponsors and their participants. Listeners will learn about the uniqueness of the Employers Health Annual Market Check and its importance in remaining competitive.
Congratulations to Episode 14’s gift card winner, Delaine Flomer of the University of Idaho.
Episode 13 – Special Guest Rachelle Firestone of Kenan Advantage Group
In this episode our host, Mike Stull, will share a special announcement about a new PBM offering for Employers Health members. Hear from 2019 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner Rachelle Firestone as she shares what makes her career in employee benefits so rewarding and what she sees as the biggest challenge for benefits professionals today.
Congratulations to Episode 13’s gift card giveaway winner, Heather Beal of JoAnn Stores.
Episode 12 – Special Guest Bruce Macrae of CVS Health
Learn about the latest in pharmacy innovations at CVS Health including real-time benefits, other technological advances and how members benefits from the long standing relationship between Employers Health and CVS Health.
Episode 11 – Employers Health Pharmacy Residency Program
Learn how employers will benefit from Employers Health’s new pharmacy residency program from Director of Pharmacy, Matt Harman, along with Kevin Wenceslao, pharmacy resident. They’ll share the benefits of an on-site flu clinic, trends in pharmacy benefits and more.
Episode 10 – HR and Benefits Guest Speakers Carol Harnett, Pam Little and Bernie Knobbe
Hear from guest speakers Carol Harnett, a speaker, writer and health / disability consultant and from Pam Little, president/CEO of Blue Communications, and Bernie Knobbe, VP of global benefits at AECOM, as we join them live at the Health and Benefits Leadership Conference.