X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

NEW YORK (AP) — Express Scripts Inc., one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the U.S., spent $490,000 in the first quarter as it lobbied the federal government on a host of health care issues.

The St. Louis company said its interests included health care reform proposal that affect the Medicare Part D drug benefit, legislation intended to exempt health care providers from antitrust laws for purposes of negotiation with payers, like plan sponsors or insurers, the approval mechanism for generic versions of biotech drugs, and a $3 billion-per-year benefits contract with the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. That benefit is handled by competitor CVS Caremark Corp.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

Peter Westerman

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.