E-Cigarettes: The Teenage Epidemic

Emily Torgerson  •   November 29, 2018

If you read the news, chances are you’re familiar with e-cigarettes. Available in the US since 2007, they are often seen as a way for habitual smokers to kick the habit. However, most studies show e-cigarette use does not significantly reduce cigarette use and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on

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Matt Dengel: Account Executive Natural

Emily Torgerson  •   November 28, 2018

If someone told Matt Dengel five years ago he would currently be a strategic account executive, he wouldn’t have believed it. Enrolling in college to become an elementary school teacher, Matt switched his major to psychology. After working in the health care field at a large hospital in Madison, WI, the opportunity at National CooperativeRx

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Director of Sales and Marketing Selected

Emily Torgerson  •   November 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce our new Director of Sales and Marketing will be our very own Kyle Kapusta! A lifelong Chicagoland resident, Kyle has been a regional sales manager for almost five years and is thrilled to take on a leadership role at National CooperativeRx. “I’m honored that my co-workers respect and trust my

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Josh Bindl: Life of a CEO

Emily Torgerson  •   October 18, 2018

For Josh Bindl, being in a leadership role was always part of his game plan. As CEO of National CooperativeRx, Josh leads an organization with 16 employees, 225 employer groups and approximately 310,000 participant lives. A Wisconsin native, Josh received his bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse and his Master of Public Affairs degree at UW-Madison.

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Mike Sugden: End of an Era

Emily Torgerson  •   October 4, 2018  •   1 Comment

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our National Sales Leader, Mike Sugden. Mike will retire at the end of 2018 after 42 years in various sales leadership roles within the health insurance industry. Mike joined our team in 2012 and played a crucial part in making the Cooperative what it

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When a Marketing Professional Attends a Specialty Drug Conference

Emily Torgerson  •   October 1, 2018

Last month, I attended the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)’s 2018 Specialty Rx Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a communications professional who usually only attends marketing conferences, I was concerned a lot of the topics might be over my head. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter some familiar faces and interesting, easy-to-understand perspectives from industry

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Deb Steele: Cooperative Finance Wizard

Emily Torgerson  •   September 20, 2018

Deb Steele, Director of Operations at National CooperativeRx, has the distinction of being the very first employee at the company. She oversees Cooperative financials, the Customer Relationship Management database and is known by members as “the rebate person.” I recently sat down with Deb to learn more about the value she brings to the Cooperative.

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National CooperativeRx by the Numbers

Deb Steele  •   September 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce National CooperativeRx has paid out $4.7 MILLION to our members in rebate true-up, audit recoveries, patronage and retired equity so far this year. The Cooperative membership is at an all-time high and our strength continues to grow with each added plan sponsor. Our incredible size allows us to not only

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Understanding Clinical Program Offerings

Emily Torgerson  •   August 24, 2018

National CooperativeRx works with one of the industry’s leading pharmacy benefit managers to ensure our members’ plans have enough options to control costs and keep participants healthy. All our members have different needs and we use our independent expertise and purchasing power to guide them to the clinical package that best meets their objectives. The

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Opioid Program Results

Josh Bindl  •   August 9, 2018

What are you doing about opioids? By now, we are all aware of the addictive nature of opioid medications. What’s unfortunate is how long it has taken society to act. At our 2015 and 2016 annual meetings, National CooperativeRx educated members and partners about opioids, their addictive nature and how they impact the workforce. Today,

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