INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business professionals are invited to join Apex Benefits and global pharmaceutical and health industry leaders for “A Prescription for Managing the Impact of High Cost Medications” on November 13, 2019 at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis.
For 85 percent of employers, pharmacy pricing is their predominant concern going into 2020, according to the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). The Apex program is a discussion of factors impacting the cost of medications across the pharmaceutical supply chain from drug manufacturers, health insurers and pharmacy benefit management companies to the employers and their employees.
Featured speakers include Enrique Conterno, Senior Vice President of Diabetes Care at Eli Lilly and Company and President of LillyUSA; Steve Miller, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer of Cigna including the health insurer’s Express Scripts business unit; Joseph Byers, Vice President of Business Development for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions; and Jim Harenberg, Apex Vice President of Strategic Solutions and ApexRx Pharmacy Benefits Consulting. The event will be hosted by Apex General Counsel and Vice President of External Affairs Todd Rokita.
“Whether you work in Human Resources and have direct responsibility for managing benefits or if you feel the burden of providing the best programs to employees at the most affordable costs, you should attend this program,” says Rokita.
“These cost concerns will persist as large numbers of high-cost specialty medications and gene therapies come to market to treat cancer and debilitating chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and heart disease,” Harenberg says.
With some of these drugs expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year and potentially millions of dollars per treatment, employer education and thoughtful planning are important.
“Just one unexpected diagnosis resulting in a high-cost drug therapy can wreak absolute havoc on an employer’s finances, not to mention its employee’s financial and physical health,” Harenberg states.
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/highcostrxevent.
Apex Benefits provides employers with strategies that have lowered healthcare and pharmacy benefits costs and improved the long-term health of their employees. The agency serves all areas of employee benefits including medical, wellness, pharmacy, disability, life and retirement solutions and provides human resource and compensation consulting. www.apexbg.com