Recap: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Emily Torgerson  •   April 28, 2020

Although this wasn’t quite the platform in which we imagined celebrating another successful year, National CooperativeRx hosted its 2020 Annual Meeting via webinar last week. With a record turnout of 280 attendees, we reviewed the Cooperative’s impressive 2019 performance and offered two informative keynote presentations. All that was missing were the delicious buffets and networking

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Strategies to Improve Savings on Pharmacy Benefit Expenses

Kyle Kapusta  •   April 15, 2020

How Plan Sponsors Can Save on Costs and Offer Value Economic downturns are a natural part of business operations.  The uncertainty of today’s economy has forced some business decision-makers to start thinking about ways they can save on expenses to avoid lay-offs and furloughed employees. One place employers turn to control costs is their employee

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Nathan Gorny: Sales Manager

Emily Torgerson  •   April 2, 2020

Please join us in welcoming our newest sales manager, Nathan Gorny, to the Cooperative! As our membership reaches record numbers, growth of our sales team was necessary to maintain our high-quality level of service. By educating plan sponsors on how our organization can provide the right pharmacy benefits for their clients, Nathan is able to

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NCRx Pipeline Report 4.1.20

Erica Guetzlaff  •   April 1, 2020

National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical pipeline. As treatment options change, it’s important to know how those changes could impact your plan and which drugs bring the highest value. Our quarterly NCRx Pipeline Reports highlight some of the newest therapies coming to market and are not intended to imply formulary placement or coverage by CVS

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NCRx Pipeline Report: COVID-19 Edition

Erica Guetzlaff  •   March 19, 2020

It seems one can’t leave their house (or couch, these days!) without hearing the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) news. Although most of the updates are gloomy and unsettling, there is a glimmer of hope: drug trials have begun for a potential COVID-19 treatment. Read on to find the latest highlights and developments on the drug trials.

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Bernie Brooks: Cooperative Clinical Intern

Emily Torgerson  •   March 18, 2020

In February, National CooperativeRx welcomed its second clinical intern, Bernie Brooks, to the team for a six-week period. Bernie is a fourth-year pharmacy student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), currently with us for one of his many rotations required to become a licensed pharmacist. Originally from Chippewa Falls, Wis., Bernie received his undergraduate degree

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Amanda Wallisch: Administrative Assistant

Emily Torgerson  •   March 3, 2020

Please welcome our new administrative assistant, Amanda Wallisch, to National CooperativeRx! Amanda works closely with the executive assistant and the director of operations to ensure company procedures and the office run smoothly. Originally from Grinnell, Iowa, Amanda attended Beloit College and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology. She began her career path in

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National CooperativeRx Achieves -2.6% Trend in 2019

Josh Bindl  •   March 2, 2020

Rising prescription drug prices have been at the forefront of national news for years. Consumers are more aware of high prices because of the increasing use of coinsurance and high deductible health plans. While employers are more aware largely due to the significant drug price tags seen in the market, it is likely this conversation

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Seven Ways We Show Love to Our Members

Emily Torgerson  •   February 20, 2020

As a member-owned and member-governed pharmacy benefit cooperative, our members are at the core of everything we do. Whether you’ve been a member since day one or you are considering joining the Cooperative, keep reading to find out seven ways we show our commitment to members. Dedication to Value While corporations are driven by quarterly

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Jesse Dudley, CPhT: Implementation and Clinical Support Manager

Emily Torgerson  •   February 6, 2020

Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member, Jesse Dudley, to National CooperativeRx! Jesse was hired to fill a brand-new role of implementation and clinical support manager. Jesse primarily supports new member implementations and assists our clinical services managers with clinical initiatives. Her position also involves meeting with brokers and members to review their

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