Prescription Drug Costs: An Expense Too Tough to Tame?

June 07, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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Lovitt & Touche
1050 W Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Tempe, AZ 85281

Prescription Drug Costs:  An Expense Too Tough to Tame?

Registration Closes: Tuesday, June 5 @ Noon

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About this event

For anyone who is involved in health benefits, whether as a practitioner or a patient, the rising costs of pharmacy expenses doesn't seem to let up. Navigating the jungle of Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Co-Pays, and formularies is not easy and has caused many a practitioner to throw up their hands in defeat.


Our Guest Speaker

Todd Kurth, Principal and Senior Consultant with ScripPoint has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry—13 of which are in pharmacy benefits. Todd has significant experience in, and knowledge of, the PBM industry having held a position with The Segal Company as a Senior

Pharmacy Benefits Consultant for their National Health Practice and heading up the Western Region. Todd also worked for Caremark as a Senior Underwriting Analyst where he analyzed, provided recommendations on client pricing, and financial terms within the client contracts.

Todd will be sharing his map to the Pharmacy jungle to help us navigate this growing expense. You will walk away with a new understanding and appreciation for this unique area of health insurance:

  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) – What do they do?
  • Pharmacy Benefits No Longer a Throw in Benefit
  • Common Myths
  • Why So Complicated?
  • How Does a PBM Make Their Revenue?
  • Formulary – Rebates or Lowest Net Cost?
  • Growth of Specialty
  • Carve In vs. Carve Out?

ATRA's Meeting Format

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Register/Network with other meeting attendees; light breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 AM – HR Hot Topics, Announcements
8:10 – 8:15 AM – Legal Update presented by Snell & Wilmer
8:15 – 9:25 AM – Speaker Introduction & Educational Presentation
9:25 – 9:30 AM – Final Remarks & Door Prize Drawing

Thank you to Lovitt & Touche for providing the Meeting Space


Snell & Wilmer for providing the Legal Update


HRCI Preapproved 

 The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 Program 352375 Approved for 1 Credits



 Class 18-5LQKO Approved for 1.5 Credits





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$35.00 Guests


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