Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Melt Restaurant 
2880 Center Valley Pkwy, Suite 624
Center Valley, PA 18034

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LVBCH Broker Event - April 12, 2018

"Understanding and Controlling Pharmacy
Benefit Costs - What You Can Do for Your
Self-funded Clients"

You are invited to attend an educational event titled "Understanding and Controlling Pharmacy Benefit Costs - What You Can Do for Your Self-funded Clients" sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH).  The event will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Melt Restaurant located in Center Valley, PAAdditional information about the event is presented below. 

Please RSVP by Friday, April 6, 2018

Learning Objectives 

At this event, you will learn:
  • The important fundamentals of PBM pricing models
  • Critical Industry Dynamics
  • Solutions inside the PBM model
  • Solutions that are outside of the PBM model
  • Benefits of the LVBCH PBM Program

Program Schedule

11:30 am      Registration, Lunch & Networking
11:55 am     
Welcome & Introductions (Carl Seitz)
12:00 noon   A PBM Primer - Where Are the Bodies Buried?  (John Adler)
  1:00 pm      Rx Risk Management - A Comprehensive Program for Managing Cost (John Adler)
  1:45 pm      Q & A

  2:00 pm      Closing Remarks & Adjournment


Featured Speaker

John R. Adler

ELMC Rx Solutions, LLC



John has 22 years of experience in pharmacy benefit management working for PBMs, audit & analytics firms and consulting firms.  He established his current company seven years ago and became part of the ELMC group in 2017.  He is currently a consultant for Taft Hartley Funds including the Delaware Valley Health Care Coalition (DVHCC), BCBS health plans, business coalitions, TPAs, insurance captives, and individual public and private sector plans.

In his role as a PBM RFP, contract and risk management expert, John has been invited to speak at national conferences for the International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA).

John has been published and quoted in a number of publications, including Employee Benefit News, Human Resource Executive, Risk & Insurance and A. M. Best Week Magazine on PBM contracting issues and risk management/cost containment strategies.

Registration Information

  • This event is for LVBCH BROKER members only.
  • Cost to attend is FREE.
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Space is limited; you must register to attend this event. 
  • Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.