NCOIL and The Institutes Griffith Foundation to Host Webinar: Understanding ERISA and Its Impact on Community Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Non-Advocative, Non-Partisan Primer

 

We are pleased to announce that The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, in collaboration with the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), will present an hour-long webinar primer program on ERISA. Further details and registration information follow.

Webinar Title: Understanding ERISA and Its Impact on Community Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Non-Advocative, Non-Partisan Primer Program

Program Description: The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has had a tremendous impact on the state-based system of insurance regulation since it was signed into law in 1974. ERISA matters can arise in various settings, each of which present their own unique set of issues. One such setting that has been garnering recent national attention has been the interaction of ERISA with the business practices of community pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). This webinar will serve as a primer on how ERISA has evolved throughout the past several decades and why it is of such importance to community pharmacies and PBMs as both the states and the Federal Government wrestle with these complex issues.

Program Date: November 9, 2018

Program Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Please join us for:

An academic-led overview of ERISA and its interplay with our state-based system of insurance regulation.

Followed by discussion of the impact of this legislation on both community pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers from experts with different perspectives.

Registrants will be able to submit questions during the webinar to facilitate discussion.

*Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Please use this link to register: https://griffithfoundationwevents.webex.com/griffithfoundationwevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5d940050de65ab44b4f2cbc9fd13ba64

** Please also know that at the 2018 NCOIL Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, a further discussion on ERISA will take place focused on whether or not it is a roadblock to meaningful state healthcare reforms. You can view the schedule for the Meeting and register by following this link: http://ncoil.org/register-now/

Please do not hesitate to contact the NCOIL National Office should you have any questions.

Best,

TEAM NCOIL