National CooperativeRx Expands Account Management Team

Emily Torgerson  •   October 18, 2017

Please welcome Matt Dengel to our staff! Matt is a lifelong Wisconsin resident and is excited to continue his career at the National CooperativeRx headquarters in the Madison area. As an account manager, Matt will review our members’ plan designs and recommend implementations that provide the highest value for their dollar. Prior to joining National […]

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Top 5 Ways We Commit to Members

October is Cooperative Month, and the theme for 2017 is Cooperatives Commit. This month, National CooperativeRx is proud to share the top five ways that we commit to our members.

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Using Our In-House Pharmacists as a Resource

Emily Torgerson  •   October 5, 2017

American Pharmacists Month Did you know that October is American Pharmacists Month? In honor of the daily contributions that pharmacists make to the health care field, we’re highlighting your very own in-house pharmacists at National CooperativeRx. Keep reading to learn how you as a member can use them as a resource. Wayne Salverda, R.Ph. Wayne […]

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Top 6 Reasons to Visit Your Local Pharmacist

Jocelyn Kerl  •   October 1, 2017

Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health care providers in our communities. At every pharmacy, you will find at least one pharmacist ready and able to answer your medication questions — likely without an appointment. In honor of National Pharmacist Month, I encourage you to utilize your pharmacist as a resource in one or […]

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Protecting Drug Plan Tools that Promote Safety and Control Costs

Josh   •   September 6, 2017  •   1 Comment

Prescription drugs are a big business. While prescription medications are vitally important to individuals, the companies that produce them invest a lot of time and money to bring their product to market. Pharmaceutical companies continue to increase budgets to both grow the market for their medications and protect the market penetration they have already achieved. […]

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Specialty Drugs: What Employers Need to Know

Wayne   •   August 21, 2017

What’s So Special About Specialty Drugs? Although there is no industry standard definition for specialty drugs, they are typically extremely high-cost prescription drugs, primarily used to treat complicated and chronic conditions. The drugs included on a specialty drug list may vary between vendors, however there are several features that are common among specialty drugs: Extremely […]

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The Power of Vaccines

Wayne   •   July 11, 2017

Did You Know? During the 2015-2016 flu season, the flu was responsible for: 25 million flu illnesses 11 million flu-related medical visits 310,000 hospitalizations 12,000 Pneumonia & Influenza (P&I) deaths However, the flu vaccine prevented an additional: 5.1 million flu illnesses 2.5 million flu-related medical visits 71,000 hospitalizations1 U.S. Vaccination Rates Need Improvement While vaccines […]

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Market Check Leads to Greater Discounts

Josh   •   June 27, 2017

Due to the large growth in membership in 2016, National CooperativeRx requested a market check with our PBM provider, CVS/caremark. In order to see what other PBMs are currently offering organizations of our size, we hired a PBM consultant on your behalf. We’ve been negotiating with CVS/caremark for the past six months and are excited to announce our results.

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National CooperativeRx Welcomes New Administrative Assistant!

Emily Torgerson  •   June 5, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Ashley Foate to our team! Ashley comes to us with an extensive background in administrative work and customer relations. As the administrative assistant, Ashley will work closely with the executive assistant and the director of operations to play a vital role in ensuring company procedures run smoothly. Some of her […]

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Board of Directors Switch Things Up

Jen   •   June 1, 2017

National CooperativeRx is governed by its members, for its members. To ensure the Cooperative’s goals are aligned with those of our members, our Board of Directors is elected by our membership.

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