February 19, 2024

“The intersection of obesity and weight loss drugs is a complex and rapidly evolving issue, with significant implications for employees’ health as well as employer benefit plans,” says Jim Harenberg, chief operating officer at Apex Benefits Group. “This webinar series cuts through the noise and empowers employers with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions that benefit both their bottom line and their employees’ overall well-being.

In the world of pharmaceutical innovation, budget-busters seem to be lurking around every corner. New weight loss therapies have pressed employers to make a coverage decision. But what is cultural hype, and what is clinical insight? Enter Session 2 of the Employer Impact Report: Weight Loss Drugs Webinar Series.

Navigate through the haze surrounding GLP-1s and answer critical questions. How effective are weight loss drugs? What are the long-term risks and potential side effects? How will the coverage of GLP-1s affect the health of your workplace population?

You have the questions. We have the answers. Session 2: Explore the Landscape will premiere on March 6 at 12:00 pm (EST), featuring pharmacist-led clinical evaluation of GLP-1s from our pharmacy benefit partners at Innovative Rx Strategies.

Session Highlights:

  • Examine the weight loss drug landscape and the outlook for cost and access
  • Identify employers’ options to balance financial goals and employee care
  • Shape a strategic response to the impacts of obesity AND weight loss drugs
  • Determine the course of action most aligned with your goals and objectives

Registration and Additional Information

Registration for the “Employer Impact Report: Weight Loss Drugs” Webinar Series is now open. To save your seat and learn more, please click below.

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Series Overview

Over the past forty years, obesity has grown to a full-scale epidemic. Are new weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy the solution? Everywhere you turn there’s an opinion. Miracle cure. Band-aid solution. Patient Right. Employer Burden. One thing is for certain — there’s a lot of noise.

The Apex Benefits Employer Impact Report on Weight Loss Drugs is a three-part webinar event designed to help business and HR executives create clarity and identify a path forward. Experts from health care, pharmacy, employee benefits, employment law and more will simplify everything employers need to know in the brave new world of GLP-1s.

If you have responsibility for employee benefits in your organization, join us for all or any of these 45-minute sessions for high-impact, frank discussions that will help you shape your company’s response to the evolving weight loss landscape and create a healthier future for your people.

Session 1: Weigh Your Options (February 7, 2024) – This session delves into the history of obesity and weight loss treatment in America. Then explore the pros and cons of the three main approaches employers can take to address the issue. (View this session on demand)

Session 2: Explore the Landscape (March 6, 2024) – Led by pharmacists and pharmacy industry experts, this session dives deep into the world of GLP-1s. Examine their efficacy, potential side effects, and cost implications. Employers will gain insights into the evolving landscape of weight loss drugs and how to safeguard their future.

Session 3: Chart Your Course (April 3, 2024) – This final session focuses on navigating the compliance and workplace culture challenges associated with obesity and weight loss drugs. Participants will learn best practices for creating a weight-inclusive workplace, mitigating bias, and implementing their response to GLP-1s in a sustainable manner.


About Apex Benefits:

Apex Benefits is Indiana’s largest employee benefits broker and consulting firm dedicated exclusively to delivering group insurance plans that save employers money and reduce risk. Our team of clinicians, analysts and benefits strategists have the experience to contain health care expenses, reduce pharmacy spend and improve employee well-being. For more than 20 years, Apex has proven to be a long-term partner that does the heavy lifting to make sure Indiana employers don’t pay more than they should for their benefits.

About Innovative Rx Strategies.

Innovative Rx Strategies is pharmacy benefit consulting firm uniquely led by pharmacists. Blending pharmaceutical industry experience and pharmacy benefits expertise with best-in-class analytics, innovative serves clients nationwide as an independent advocate that helps companies lower drug costs and improve plan member outcomes.

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