More thought leadership pieces


Enumerating the Issues with Company Wellness Programs

In today’s business environment, offering a wellness program is becoming more standardized. Here’s what you need to know about offering one.


How to Handle Employer-Sponsored Drug Abuse

The number of people filling prescriptions for powerful, addictive pain killers is increasing at an explosive pace.


Retirement Plan Fraud Becoming More Prevalent

The last quarter of 2010 witnessed likely the first ever significant jail sentence related to a false statement on a Form 5500.


How Companies Can Deal with Rising Healthcare Costs

Tackle the tip, uncover an iceberg of opportunities. It’s time to uncover internal or vendor-related inefficiencies and loopholes.


A Reminder to Review Your Vendor Agreement

We discuss how clients need to be diligent in monitoring their vendor relationships to ensure greater transparency across the marketplace.


How Companies Can Get More from Their Insurer

We discuss how companies can save on healthcare costs in ways that don’t involve shifting those costs onto employees.


Employer-Sponsored Drug Abuse Revisited​​

In this overview of the danger of prescription drug abuse, we highlighted the potential concerns to employers and what they need to do about it.


Aetna and CVS Caremark Agree to 12-Year Contract

Aetna will retain its PBM and will continue to manage clinical programs and oversight of its pharmacy benefits, while outsourcing some functions to CVS.


Cigna and Catamaran Enter Strategic Partnership

Once fully integrated, Catamaran will provide services to all of Cigna’s commercial pharmacy business–approximately 8 million members.


CVS Caremark and Walgreens Announce Agreement

The two have reached an agreement on terms under which Walgreens will continue to participate in the CVS Caremark PBM network.


How Employers Can Hold Healthcare Costs in Check

As healthcare costs are rising, we discuss what companies should do to control those costs and ensure employees get the healthcare they need.


Managing Health Care Costs with Accountability

Not only does shifting healthcare cots put attraction and retention of talent at risk, but many employees will reduce utilization because of higher deductibles.