About the event

A Discussion with Leaders from Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Indiana business and Human Resource professionals attended an educational summit presented by Apex, “A Prescription for Managing the Impact of High Cost Medications,” on November 13, 2019. Employers understand that a diagnosis of cancer or a debilitating chronic disease among their workforce could result in the need for lifesaving, high-cost medications that can wreak absolute havoc on their organizations’ finances. Attendees wanted to be better informed — and better prepared for managing their risk.

Those in attendance had the opportunity to:

  • Hear from employers that have felt the pain of meeting their employees’ needs
  • Discuss practical solutions to manage costs of large Rx claims today and in the future
  • Ask questions of experts from Eli Lilly and Company, Cigna/Express Scripts, Swiss Re and Apex Benefits
  • Take away ideas for providing the best pharmacy benefits to employees at the most affordable costs

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Keynote Presented by Apex COO Jim Harenberg

See what Apex COO Jim Harenberg challenged attendees to consider as they search for Rx benefits solutions that balance the needs of their employees with the needs of their companies. Fans of Star Trek will recognize that need for balance as an analogy to, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.”

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Interested in watching the entire event? This webinar includes the complete presentation and panel discussion from A Prescription for Managing the Impact of High-Cost Medications.

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Employer Testimonial | Buchanan Group

Ted Mau is senior vice president/CAO and secretary/treasurer at Washington Park Cemetery Association, Inc. of Buchanan Group. He shares an employer’s perspective on the impact of high-cost medications on his organization’s culture and finances. Hear how Buchanan Group manages the pain of meeting employees’ needs and is preparing now to avoid high-risk claims.

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A Bitter Pill to Swallow

By Jim Harenberg, CPBS, Apex Benefits COO

Employers are worried about the financial impact prescription medications are increasingly having on their bottom lines. They want to do what’s best for their employees in providing access to the medications they and their loved ones need to live a high quality life. But at what cost to the company?

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Event Speakers and Moderator

Enrique Conterno
Senior Vice President of Diabetes Care at Eli Lilly and Company and President of LillyUSA

Joseph Byers
Vice President of Business Development of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Steve Miller, M.D.
Chief Clinical Officer of Cigna including the insurer’s Express Scripts business unit

Jim Harenberg, CPBS
Apex Benefits COO

Todd Rokita, JD – Event Host & Moderator
Apex Benefits General Counsel and VP of External Affairs

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