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Man with technology modules in hands Employers need confidence that their advisors are using value assessment models that account for the factors that are important to both the patient and the payer. (Image: Shutterstock)

Employers rely on their health plans and benefits consultants to advise them on coverage for a particular drug or treatment, based on data about clinical benefits as well as costs. With steadily rising prices and new therapies, however, employers face increasingly tough choices about coverage that affect both employees and company budgets. Employers have been pleased (so far) that their third-party advisors evaluate the evidence and make recommendations and decisions on their behalf.


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