Archive: Blog

  • April 16, 2019

    First Mover or Fast Follower – Leading Pharmacy Benefit Change

    n recent public commentary, Todd Rokita (Apex Benefits’ general counsel and vice president of external affairs; Responsible parties must own their role in sky-high drug prices; IBJ.com; April 5, 2019) and Alex Azar

  • April 12, 2019

    [Press Release] Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland to Deliver Keynote at Opioids in the Workplace Event

      INDIANAPOLIS — Apex Benefits, a benefits strategy and services provider, is hosting an educational event to help employers understand how to protect their organizations from the potential impact of employee opioid use. “Tackling Opioids in the Workplace” will be held …

  • April 12, 2019

    What is HR’s Role in the Opioid Crisis?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7789″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How can you, as a human resource professional, help your organization prepare for and protect itself from the effects of opioid use disorders in the workplace? One of the worst things an employer can do is assume …

  • April 10, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Family Goals for Wellness!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7762″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Keeping a family healthy takes time and commitment. Starting with goal-setting, make this a family event, prepare for it and make it fun. Here’s a few ways to keep the focus truly centered around wellness. Lifelong good food …

  • April 8, 2019

    [In the News] Rokita Opinion on Drug Price Transparency: Employers Must Lead Change

        The April 5, 2019 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal featured an opinion piece by Apex Benefits General Counsel and VP of External Affairs Todd Rokita. The op-ed, “Responsible parties must own their role in sky-high drug prices,” …

  • April 3, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Managing your Stress!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7727″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stress is unavoidable but shouldn’t be left unmanaged. Changing how you respond to stressful situations can help protect your health. Because we all react differently to stress, it’s best to personalize your management plan. Start with these …

  • April 1, 2019

    US Senators Demanding Answers on “Killer Drug Prices”

        Blog: Todd Rokita, General Counsel and VP of External Affairs   The noise surrounding the alarming inability for many Americans to afford prescription medications is louder than ever. But I’m optimistic to see that our U.S. Senators are …

  • March 27, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Strategies for Good Nutrition!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7523″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you want to eat better? Below are a few strategies that can help make good nutrition a bit easier to achieve. Make vegetables and fruit convenient. If you open the fridge and the first things you see …

  • March 20, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Exercise Myths!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7498″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Don’t let these common exercise myths sabotage your workout goals.   Myth #1: There’s no point in exercising if you don’t have time …

  • March 18, 2019

    Is Lilly trying to change the economics of drug pricing?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Blog: Jim Harenberg, VP Strategic Solutions[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7473″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a Lilly alumnus, I will disclose I hold the company in high regard for many reasons: its relentless pursuit of innovative medicines; its intelligent and passionate employees striving to cure …

  • March 13, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: ACHOO! Spring Allergies & You!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7455″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Flu season may be winding down, but runny noses and sneezing may now start pestering many people who are allergic to trees, grass and flowers. Below are some self-help strategies to help you tackle spring allergies. Use a …

  • March 13, 2019

    Federal Ruling Against UnitedHealthcare Disconcerting at Best

    Apex Opinion: John Gause, President & CEO I recently read that a federal judge found United Behavioral Health, a unit of UnitedHealthcare, in violation of federal law and “created internal policies that effectively discriminated against those seeking mental health and …

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