Northern New Jersey Chapter

March 19, 2024 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Chapter Event Events Webcast

Webinar: Why Weight? You Need to Know This Now:
Drug Coverage & Other Weight Loss Program Considerations
March 19, 2024
12:00 pm Eastern

The Northern New Jersey Chapter presents a webinar on weight loss program considerations on March 19th at 12:00 pm Eastern. Our speakers are Eileen Pincay, R.Ph., VP, National Pharmacy Practice Leader at Segal and Len Spangher, CEBS, MHP, VP & Senior Consultant at Segal.

The latest generation of prescription drugs originally developed to help people manage their Type 2 Diabetes have been causing quite a stir for patients, health professionals, and benefit plans. With these drugs approved and being promoted to treat weight loss, plan sponsors who are revisiting coverage rules because of the effectiveness and demand for these newer weight-loss drugs.

This presentation discusses key considerations for developing weight loss (and Diabetes) management programs for your organization. It will include historical review of GLP-1 medication and what to consider before planning to cover this medication as well a holistic approach to weight management coverage in a plan.

Takeaways/Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the history behind glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1 medications  and how the current usage trends are impacting plans, as well as ways to better manage the rising utilization and cost of these medications
  2. Learn what plan sponsors should consider before deciding to cover anti-obesity medications, including the importance of incorporating behavioral health programs
  3. Take away further considerations for all other (non-pharmacy) components of holistic weight loss programs