Specialty drugs driving pharmacy benefit costs skyward
From the Executive Director
by Dianne Kiehl

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy sponsored by the Midwest Business Group on Health in Chicago. The two-day Academy focused on the issue of rapidly increasing pharmacy benefit costs, driven primarily by a wave of new high cost specialty drugs hitting the market, and employers' strategies to deal with them. The Academy reinforced my belief that the BHCG and its employer members must focus on managing pharmacy benefits and their skyrocketing costs. Read More

BHCG annual meeting: Joined at the hip – outperforming the market

Join other BHCG member organizations, brokers and consultants, sponsoring organizations, providers and other stakeholders at the BHCG annual meeting! Set for Thursday, September 27, from 7:30 to 10:00 am, the event will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum Read More

Measuring our success

BHCG 2011 cost results – continuing to outperform the market Read More

Membership Minute

In this edition of the Membership Minute we report on the BHCG membership fees for 2013, our updated membership numbers, the postponement of the September 6 BHCG-Humana event, and we welcome new employer groups who have joined us in June and July. Read More

Informed Decision Making initiative — employer implementation begins

In recent editions of The Catalyst (Spring 2011, February 2012 and April 2012) we have reported on our Informed Decision Making initiative. This initiative is part of our ongoing efforts to assist consumers in making better health care decisions. We reported in April that the BHCG selected Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc. as its informed decision making vendor. With the Agreement now executed, four self-funded BHCG member employers will implement the program beginning September 1. Read More

Did you know?

Humana appoints Damon Young to BHCG partnership position Read More

Wellness Council's 22nd Annual Conference scheduled for September 26 Read More

Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) invited to submit application for additional grant monies Read More