Employer Forum on Pharmacy Benefits, Specialty & Biopharma Therapies

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Employer Forum on Pharmacy Benefits, Specialty & Biopharma Therapies

University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Dial-in Instructions:
The registration confirmation email will contain links to participate virtually. All registrants will receive communications from info@mbgh.org prior to the event.
When:  Jun 26, 2024 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM (CT)

What Employers Must Know and Do About Fiduciary Turmoil, Transparency & Legislation

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Event Description

Employers continue to fight the good fight in managing the high cost of specialty drugs and cell and gene therapies, while at the same time ensuring they are providing high-quality health care and benefits to their employees and families. PBM legislation has stalled, transparency legislation is not working in the ways intended and despite our efforts, employer costs are still too high. Intermediary waste continues to be prevalent, which increases costs without providing added value. We need resolution, including strategies and ideas for the future! Attend this important full-day program to learn what you as an employer can do.

According to MBGH’s 2023 Employer Health Benefits Survey, 81% of employers feel that market-based AND government reform is needed to make the pharmacy drug market competitive.

At this forum, you will learn about:

  • Employer action steps to protect your fiduciary status as well as the latest on employee lawsuits and how to protect your organization
  • What happens to your money in the medical and pharmacy benefit and what you can do about it
  • Ways to unbundle your PBM services to address the lack of transparency and egregious costs – now and in the future
  • Carrier and PBM contracting strategies to address high-cost claims through the medical and pharmacy benefit

This program is available both in-person and virtually.


  • Marilyn Bartlett Sr. Policy Fellow Center for Health Systems Costs, National Academy for State Health Policy & MBGH Board of Directors
  • Josh Bellamy Founder & CEO Health Strategy, LLC
  • John Butler Project Management Consultant MBGH
  • Dan Dentzer Manager, Health and Wellness Design United Airlines & MBGH Board Secretary
  • Jason Duhon Senior Manager Total Reward Caterpillar Inc. & MBGH Board of Directors
  • Kim Dwyer Vice President Inspera Health & MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member
  • Alex Jung Founder Alex Jung Consulting
  • Jonathan Levitt, Esq. Co-Founding Partner Frier Levitt
  • Shane McPeak Director of Compensation, Benefits and HR Systems Trek Bicycle Corporation
  • Carole Mendoza VP of Benefits Voya Financial & MBGH Board Vice Chair
  • Sandra Morris Principal About Quality Benefits Design & MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member
  • Rosa Novo Executive Benefits Director Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Jason Parrott Senior VP, Strategy, Innovation, Growth & Partnerships Vida Health & MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member
  • Erin Penland Benefits Manager Designer Brands (DSW)
  • Sherri Samuels-Fuerst Vice President, Total Rewards Sargento Foods & MBGH Board Chair
  • Tom Sondergeld Senior Expert McKinsey & Company & MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member
  • Karen van Caulil, PhD President & CEO Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value
  • Randy Vogenberg, PhD Principal Institute for Integrated Healthcare

Registration Fees

  • Members $0
  • Employer Non-Members $100
  • Other Non-Members $300

HRCI Accreditation

This program is approved for 6 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, visit www.hrci.org. The use of the official seal confirms that this Program has met HRCI's criteria for re-certification credit pre-approval.


Event Sponsors

Forum Sponsors

  • Costco
  • Employers Health
  • Health Strategy
  • Navitus
  • Sandoz

Exhibit Sponsors

  • Enthea
  • rxss
  • Scripta

Resource Sponsors

  • psg
  • rightway
  • RxResults