2021 Pharmacy Benefits Conference: ERISA Preemption and Public Policy Trends Affecting Benefit Plans

Published: May 4, 2021

Part 1
Participants will discover:
• What is ERISA and what plans does it impact?
• ERISA preemption and why it matters.
• Common regulatory areas preempted by ERISA and areas generally subject to state law.

Part 2
Participants will discover:
• How pharmacy benefit managers (PBMS) are valuable partners to employers in providing affordable access to prescription drug benefits for their plan participants.
• How state laws restricting PBM’s tools will lead to higher drug costs for plans and enrollees.
• An important story from the employer community to share with state policymakers about the challenges in developing affordable and flexible employee health benefit packages.

Author(s)/Presenter(s):

Dave Whaley, Partner, Thompson Hine

JC Scott, President & CEO, PCMA

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