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.


Dave Whaley, Partner, Thompson Hine

JC Scott, President & CEO, PCMA

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