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Stay up-to-date on PBM and other benefits trends with employee benefits blog posts written by Employers Health’s expert team.

Stay up-to-date on PBM and other benefits trends with employee benefits blog posts written by Employers Health’s expert team.

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Patrick Henry, PharmD

The Year of Humira Biosimilars is Finally Here

The Year of Humira Biosimilars is Finally Here -Updated 2/1/23...

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Fall 2022

EH Connect Fall 2022 issue

In this issue: Aligning Your Drug Plan for Success! Monitoring...

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Madison Evans, J.D., CEBS

The State of PBM Legislation and Important Federal...

State Legislative Update: Rutledge and Its Aftermath The last time...

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Summer 2022

EH Connect Summer 2022 issue

In this issue: 2021 Excellence in Benefits Recipient Christopher Vannatta...

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Tu Doan, PharmD

The Generic Marketplace: Innovation and Opposing Forces

For decades, the message to employers was simple: promoting generic...

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Emily Clevenger

2021 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner

(February 1, 2022) – Employers Health is honored to announce...

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Kelly DiNardo, CEBS, CBC

The Impact of COVID on the Pharmacy Industry

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

2022 Market Check

Momentum takes many forms. Sometimes momentum comes from maintaining and...

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Courtney Keefe, PharmD

Rethinking Obesity Drug Coverage

Obesity has been identified as a public health crisis in...

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Fall 2021

EH Connect Fall 2021 issue

In this issue: Rethinking Obesity Drug Coverage 2022 Market Check

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Emma Grantier, MBA

20 Treats to Brighten Your Holidays

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Employers Health team!...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

2021 AMCP Nexus Recap – Insights for Employers...

By: Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH | Kevin Wenceslao, PharmD |...

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Grant Goff, MBA, CEBS

Tips for Comparing Contracts

The last 18 months have presented several hurdles as organizations...

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Brooke Knollman, MBA

Are Carved-out Benefit Plans the Lowest Cost Option?

When it comes time to choose medical and pharmacy benefit...

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Employers Health Team

2021 Flu Vaccine Infographic

Employers Health helps explain why it’s important to get the...

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Emily Clevenger

COVID-19’s Impact on Lung Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

In 2020, many Americans delayed seeing their doctors due to...

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Emily Clevenger

Employer-Led Group Purchasing Coalition Expands Offerings with Custom...

Canton, OH (September 1, 2021) – As health care costs...

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Madison Simmons, MBA

Seven Tips for a Successful Open Enrollment

Open enrollment season is upon us! We know it can...

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Hannah Whitesel, PharmD

Baby Steps to Fertility Coverage

As an optional coverage decision, fertility benefits are often excluded...

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Garrett Brown, J.D., CEBS

Generic Drug Pricing Why all the Fuss?

As covered in past communications, a myriad of market forces...

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Brett Pinson, MBA, CEBS

Reducing Overall Specialty Spend with Specialty Copay Assistance

How can plan sponsors reduce overall specialty spend within their...

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Summer 2021

EH Connect Summer 2021 issue

In this issue: Baby Steps to Fertility Coverage Specialty Copay...

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Employers Health Team

2021 Infertility Survey

An infertility coverage survey was distributed to employee benefits and...

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Employers Health Team

2021 COVID Vaccine Information

Employees hesitant about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? This infographic shares...

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Employers Health Team

2021 Employer COVID Survey Findings

In a recent survey of self-insured employers throughout the U.S.,...

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Employers Health Team

Employee Mental Health & Well-being During & Beyond...

Credit to the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Center for Workplace...

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Hannah Whitesel, PharmD

The Price of Poor Sleep

How have you slept recently? Quarantine’s dissolution of normal schedules...

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Spring 2021

EH Connect Spring 2021 issue

In this issue: Employee Mental Health & Well-being: During &...

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Brooke Knollman, MBA

8 Things to Consider During Annual PBM Reviews

Each year, the client solutions team at Employers Health and...

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Kevin Wenceslao, PharmD

PrEParing for HIV Coverage Management

In November 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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Employers Health Team

Bereavement Leave Survey Results

Employers share their organization’s bereavement leave policies to assist other...

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Travis Johns, MHA, CEBS

COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Resources

As a resource for benefits professionals throughout the country, our...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Biosimilars Update

It has now been over a decade since the passage...

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Emily Clevenger

Employers Health Designated as a Great Place to...

Employers Health, an employer-led group purchasing organization working to provide...

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Emily Clevenger

2020 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner

Employers Health is honored to announce Theresa O’Callaghan, as the...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Vaccines and Your Employees: What You Need to...

These days it is difficult to watch or read the...

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Garrett Brown, J.D., CEBS

Federal Drug Purchasing Programs: What They Are and...

Heading into the November 2020 election, one could not help...

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Emily Clevenger

A Few of our Favorite Things

The client solutions team at Employers Health is known for...

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Hannah Whitesel, PharmD

COVID-19: Where We Stand Today

Coronavirus. Social distancing. Contact tracing. Terms that we never knew...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

2021 Market Check: A Timeline

Success breeds success. Last year’s Market Check (the 2020 Market...

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Fall 2020

EH Connect Fall 2020 issue

In this issue: 2021 Market Check: A Timeline Covid-19: Where...

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Michael Stull, MBA

Our View: Health Plan-Sponsored Study Ties Carve-In to...

In June 2020, representatives of a regional health plan and...

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Emily Clevenger

Employers Health Is a 2020 NorthCoast 99 Award...

Employers Health is proud to be recognized by ERC as...

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Christopher Goff, J.D., M.A.

Upcoming Supreme Court Case Could Mean More Red...

Every American family deserves quality, accessible, affordable health care, regardless...

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Madison Evans, J.D., CEBS

Legislative Trends in State Regulation of PBMs

In recent years, nearly 40 states have passed a multitude...

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Emily Clevenger

2020 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

Each year Employers Health surveys its clients to gain valuable feedback regarding their...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

COVID-19 and the Pharmacy Benefit Plan

COVID-19 has caused a devastating impact to employers and their...

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Kevin Wenceslao, PharmD

Substance Abuse Disorder

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health...

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Summer 2020

EH Connect Summer 2020 issue

In this issue: Substance Abuse Disorder Upcoming Supreme Court Case...

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Employers Health Team

A PBM Case Study: How a Midwestern University...

Like many employers, a private Midwestern university was experiencing rising...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

The Impact of Custom Formulary Edits Designed for...

As pharmacy benefit spend continues to grow with the emergence...

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Bryce Horomanski, J.D.

COVID-19, Employers and Benefit Plans

UPDATE (4/27/20):   On April 23, the President signed into law...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

PBM Evaluation Challenges

Why is it so difficult to determine the value of...

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Employers Health Team

Burnout: The Latest Major Health Crisis to Affect...

Why is burnout important? Burnout has been identified as a...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Medical Marijuana & Employers A Clinical Dive Before...

As medical marijuana continues to gain approval at the state...

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Fall/Winter 2019

EH Connect Fall/Winter 2019 issue

In this issue: Medical Marijuana & Employers Burnout PBM Evaluation...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Flu Vaccine Infographic

Why should people get the flu vaccine? Lowers the risk...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

The Society for Women’s Health Research’s Migraine Patient...

Employers Health’s Director of Pharmacy, Matthew Harman, recently participated in...

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Emily Clevenger

Employee Assistance Program Infographic

Employers Health recently surveyed its membership to gain insight on...

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Madison Evans, J.D., CEBS

Does the Recent U.S. Department of Health and...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently...

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Emily Clevenger
Emily Clevenger

2019 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner

Employers Health is honored to announce Rachelle Firestone, of Kenan...

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Spring/Summer 2019

EH Connect Spring/Summer 2019 issue

In this issue: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Painful for Patients and Payers...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Rheumatoid Arthritis Painful for the Patients and Payers

When reviewing therapeutic classes by cost, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will...

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Bryce Horomanski, J.D.

The Growing Gap Between List and Net Prices...

The gap between list and net prices of drugs has...

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Employers Health Team

Financial Health Shutdowns, Snowballs and Sages

What do shutdowns, snowballs and sages all have in common?...

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Employers Health Team

7 Tips to a Healthier, Happier You at...

Work can be stressful. Add the increasing pace at which...

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Michael Stull, MBA

What Does the New HHS Rule Mean for...

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services requested comment...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

2019 Market Check

The pharmacy benefit management marketplace is facing more public scrutiny...

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Bryce Horomanski, J.D.

In the News: Clawbacks, Gag Orders and Other...

It seems on a weekly basis that publications introduce us...

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Kevin Wenceslao, PharmD

The Countdown to NASH: Employers Brace for the...

In recent years, the health care world was heavily focused...

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Fall/Winter 2018

EH Connect Fall/Winter 2018 issue

Collaboration Spotlight: The American Psychiatric Association Foundation

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Michael Stull, MBA

Beyond the Spreadsheet: PBM Pricing Tips Part 1

There are quite a few PBM pricing “illusions” that require...

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Bryce Horomanski, J.D.

Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act

On October 10, 2018, President Trump signed into law the...

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Michael Stull, MBA

100 Days of Action: What the American Patients...

100 days have passed since President Trump introduced the American...

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Employers Health Team

5 Tips for Open Enrollment Season

Open enrollment season is upon us! So, we’re giving you...

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Bryce Horomanski, J.D.

Continuing to Consolidate: Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions

Edited 10/12/18 With prescription drug prices rising, the spotlight is...

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Employers Health Team

Where Policy Meets Culture: Aligning for Mental Health...

Change is hard, and many benefits professionals may not feel...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Migraine Meds: An Employer’s Next Big Headache in...

In 2014, it was hepatitis C drugs while 2015 brought...

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Spring/Summer 2018

EH Connect Spring/Summer 2018 issue

Member Spotlight: Akron Children's Hospital

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Employers Health Team

Human Resource Professional: An Agent for Change

A Human Resource (HR) professional wears many hats in his...

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Fall/Winter 2017

EH Connect Fall/Winter 2017 issue

Member Spotlight: Kent State University

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Spring/Summer 2017

EH Connect Spring/Summer 2017 issue

Member Spotlight: JoAnn Stores, Inc.

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Fall 2016

EH Connect Fall 2016 issue

Member Spotlight: Curran Group, Inc.

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Spring 2016

EH Connect Spring 2016 issue

Member Spotlight: Mercy Medical Center

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Fall 2015

EH Connect Fall 2015 issue

Member Spotlight: Rea & Associates, Inc.

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Emily Clevenger

2018 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner

Employers Health, a professional benefits organization, is announcing the 2018...

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Steven Burger, MBA, CPA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does...

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost through the first...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Coming Soon: Million Dollar Drugs – How can...

A new age of medicine is upon us, and it...

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Spring 2015

EH Connect Spring 2015 issue

Member Spotlight: University of Idaho

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Emily Clevenger

2017 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner

Employers Health, a professional benefits organization, is announcing the first-ever...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

What is the Deal With Drug Price Inflation

Providing affordable and sustainable benefits is a primary goal for...

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Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Biosimilar Basics for Plan Sponsors

The rise of specialty pharmacy spend and trend can be...

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Garrett Brown, J.D., CEBS

ACA Employer Mandate and ERISA Implications

Many in the legal community warned of possible Employee Retirement...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

Why is My PBM Pushing a Multi-Year Pricing...

Most plan sponsors evaluate the pricing competitiveness of their pharmacy...

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David Uldricks, J.D., LL.M.

PBM Annual Market Check

Member organizations that participate in an Employers Health PBM program...

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Zachary Hostetler, J.D., MBA

ACA Reporting – How are employers managing the...

In a recent survey completed by Employers Health, 32 percent...

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Employers Health Team

Cancer as a Chronic Condition

In the past several years, cancer has become an important...

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