Philadelphia Employee Benefits Attorney Louise F. Pongracz to Present Webinar on Negotiating Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contracts

Date: June 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Philadelphia, PA, June 03, 2016 --( Details: Willig, Williams & Davidson employee benefits attorney Louise “Wendy” Pongracz will present a Strafford live webinar on “Negotiating and Drafting Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contracts for Self-Funded Plans.”

Prescription drug expenses have increased more than any other healthcare category over the past 10 years. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) can help employers with self-funded health plans control rising prescription drug costs, but PBM contracts must be carefully negotiated and drafted to protect the interest of the plan sponsor—not the PBM.

Counsel must thoroughly understand the complexities of prescription drug pricing and PBM contracting to control costs, avoid hidden fees and maximize prescription drug benefit performance. They must also ensure that prescription drug benefits comply with ERISA and ACA requirements.

The panel will prepare employee benefits counsel to negotiate and draft PBM agreements for employee health plans.

To register, visit Strafford’s website.

A partner with Willig, Williams & Davidson, Pongracz focuses her practice on employee benefits, counseling and representing public and private-sector single and multi-employer funds in a comprehensive range of employee benefits issues.

About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J. and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.

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