Managing Specialty Pharmacy Costs
NEBGH Members – HR/Benefits Team Members: 8:00 AM arrival | All Other NEBGH Members: 9:30 AM arrival
Specialty pharmacy often comprises 50-80% of your total drug spend. Cost for this important component of health benefits is clearly an issue, and how to manage it is a big challenge. We’ve invited back Josh Golden, Area Senior Vice President, Solid Benefits Guidance, to lead a strategic conversation on how employers can tackle specialty spend while ensuring employees’ access to essential medications. Don’t miss this event!
Josh Golden has over 18 years of experience as a strategic consultant within the health care industry. He brings to bear a keen understanding of the entire pharmacy benefits supply chain to help his clients optimize financial and healthcare outcomes for the populations that they cover. Josh is recognized as a thought leader in the pharmacy benefits arena, and is frequently called upon for speaking engagements and media inquiries at a national level.
As an Area Senior Vice President at Solid Benefit Guidance (a division of Arthur J. Gallagher), he is responsible for the successful delivery of a wide range of pharmacy consulting solutions to Fortune 500 employers, government entities, labor unions, and other benefit plan sponsors. Josh has extensive expertise in the areas of vendor procurement, contract negotiation, benchmarking, audit, and plan design consultation.
Before joining Solid Benefit Guidance in 2016, Josh was the Practice Leader of the Employer Consulting Segment of Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC. Prior to that role, Josh served as a Senior Pharmacy Consultant with Aon Hewitt. He has also served as a Pharmacy Specialist Consultant with Mercer Human Resource Consulting and a Benefits Analyst with Buck Consultants. His clients have included some of the largest and most complex employers in the country. Josh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.