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Archive: Better Benefits in 90
- February 4, 2022
Orphan drugs are drugs used to treat rare diseases. How rare? They appear in fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States. But even common drugs could be considered an orphan drug, which is important for health plan sponsors to …
- January 24, 2022
Gene therapies are a new player in the world of pharmacy. So what do they bring to the table? While the treatments can be revolutionary toward curing diseases like blindess or even cancer, the costs of these therapies can be …
- January 18, 2022
Specialty drugs are becoming more common for treatments. But what are they? And what can they do for a benefit plan? There’s not one true answer for those questions. However, Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefit Practice Leader Erin Albert, PharmD, discusses …
- August 10, 2021
It’s always important to ask questions to your PBM to make sure you’re getting the best benefit possible from the services. While we can come up with up to 10 different questions, we know there are three you absolutely should …
- July 13, 2021
Does your organization take an active approach to saving money through its pharmacy benefits program? You’d be surprised at the potential cost saving opportunities that exist. At Apex, our Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefits Consulting Program just does that — save …
- July 7, 2021
What is spread pricing? It’s how PBMs make money at the expense of you paying more money for your prescription drugs. Apex Chief Operating Officer Jim Harenberg gives an example of spread pricing and why customers should combat it in …
- June 29, 2021
Jim Harenberg, Apex Benefits COO, discusses what 10-30% savings on pharmacy benefits means to your company in real dollars.
- May 11, 2021
On this episode of Better Benefits in 90, Apex Benefits advisor Mark Goodpaster tells you the most important things to understand about PBMs.
- April 17, 2020
Apex executive advisor Scott Long discussed the top 3 reasons why you should consider a peer review of your PBM contract.
- March 6, 2020
Apex strategist Mark Goodpaster discusses pharmacy benefits and why employers shouldn’t skip over them when talking about benefits.
- February 14, 2020
Apex Benefits strategist Tom Klupchak explains what self-funding is and the advantages that come along with this solution.
- September 23, 2019
Jim Harenberg, Apex Benefits COO, talks about two different ways you can structure your pharmacy benefits contract and become the best consumer possible. These two ways are the pass-through approach and the differential or “spread” based pricing approach.