Detroit Chapter (04/30)

April 30, 2024 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Troy, MI

Chapter Event


Pharmacy Benefit Management - The Evolving Complexities Expert Panel
April 30, 2024
8:30 - 11:30 am (EST)

The Detroit Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) is pleased to invite you to a valuable interactive panel discussion encompassing topics relating to pharmacy management. The event is open to members and non-members alike, whether or not you have earned the CEBS designation. We welcome individuals from all around the state to join us in deepening your understanding of the matters critical to the long-term financial solvency of your group benefit plan while providing members of that plan clinically supported access to medications necessary to address specific health conditions. One thing we can say with certain: this area is clearly the most complex, difficult, and quickly evolving area of benefits management today.

Panelists will address the very timely challenge (and opportunity) associated with GLP-1 agonists being widely utilized for diabetes management and weight loss. We will also dive into the clinical ‘miracles’, yet financial strain, associated with a growing list of highly specialized medications, including an FDA pipeline full of cellular therapies, while also speaking to the promise of biosimilars within this space. Moreover, our panelists will discuss the structure and operation of many pharmacy purchasing collaboratives/coalitions, and why in many instances such arrangements may not be aligned with the plan’s interests.

It surely comes as no surprise that the complexity and financial exposure associated with tightly managing a group pharmacy program demands a level of objective guidance and expertise that is simply beyond the capabilities of the traditional group insurance agent. As such, this leaves Plan Sponsors alone in the difficult position of having to grapple with critical design and funding decisions that have serious organizational and member impact. This panel session is intended to deliver truthful and unbiased insight to the rapidly evolving world of group pharmacy plan management through the experience and lens of our panelists.

Our panelists from MMA Rx Solutions will include:

  • Ben Korman, PharmD
  • Joe Wear, RN, BSN, MBA
  • Hope May, PharmD

Those who possess the CEBS designation will earn 3 CEBS Compliance credits for the session.

Please plan to stay afterwards and network with your peers while enjoying lunch at one of the many terrific restaurants populating this stretch of Big Beaver Road!


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Ben Korman, PharmD

Director of Upper Midwest and Midwest Regions

MMA Rx Solutions

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Joe Wear, RN, BSN, MBA

Regional Clinical Consultant

MMA Rx Solutions

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Hope May, PharmD

Senior Clinical Pharmacist

MMM Rx Solutions


No Charge


No Charge


Event Contact

Kelly Beck, CEBS [email protected]