Group Purchasing


Group Purchasing

Group purchasing gives members negotiating power while retaining control over their employee benefit programs. Medical, pharmacy benefit management, vision and flu shot programs allow employers to get the maximum value from their investment in employee benefit programs.

Members using group purchasing receive these value added features:

  • Members leverage savings through joint procurement
  • Members retain control over benefit plan design
  • Optimal performance standards and financial guarantees
  • Enhanced partnership and commitment from “best-in-class” vendors
  • Access to vendor innovative solutions
  • Additional value-added features:
    • Implementation support
    • Data benchmarking and ad-hoc reports
    • Issue resolution and escalation support
    • Plan audits and contract reviews by independent consultants and legal advisors
Medical Program


UnitedHealthcare and Health Action Council have worked together since 2010 to improve the health of member populations. UnitedHealthcare’s market-leading network economics offer members a national perspective with local expertise along with competitive, transparent administrative fees. The program offers financial and performance guarantees. Additional program benefits include a dedicated disease management team, comprehensive customer service and innovation opportunities.

For more information, contact at 216.236.0379.

Pharmacy Benefits Management
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Health Action Council offers employers a choice of Pharmacy Benefits Management providers with industry leaders CVS Health and OptumRx. Employers recognize significant financial savings, and get unique and favorable contract terms. We provide audits and industry education at no additional cost to employers.

As part of the program, Health Action Council:

  • Works with nationally recognized consulting firms for procurement and ongoing advice.
  • Works with respected outside legal counsel to develop and review purchasing agreements.
  • Retains audit firms that specialize in prescription benefit management to conduct annual program pricing audits.
  • Returns 100% of audit recoveries to participating employers.
  • Incorporates participating employer input into program structure and direction.
  • Makes advanced analytic tools available for participating member use.

For more information, contact at 216.236.0379.

Vision Program
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Health Action Council’s Vision Program provides best-in-class programs and service models for delivering benefits through our EyeMed Vision Care and Vision Service Plan (VSP) partners, giving our members the opportunity to save on pricing.

EyeMed offers an integrated network of recognized retail optical providers, along with independent optometrists and ophthalmologists. Program rates are available at the date of renewal for participating Health Action Council members.

VSP offers an independent network featuring more than 200 ophthalmologists and optometrists. Program rates are available at the date of renewal for all participating Health Action Council members.

For more information, contact at 216.236.0379.

Flu Shot program


LabCorp is Health Action Council’s preferred vendor for on-site and remote flu shot clinic programs. 


For more information, contact at 216.236.0379.

Ready to take control of your employee healthcare & benefits costs?