Group Purchasing

 

Group purchasing gives members negotiating power while retaining control over their employee benefit programs.  Medical, pharmacy benefit management, dental, 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

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 Kevin Gregory at 216.236.0379.

Pharmacy Benefits Management
CVSHealth
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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 Kevin Gregory at 216.236.0379.

Specialty Drug Program

Health Action Council’s Specialty Drug Cost-Management Solution is provided by RxReins. The program guarantees the cost of specialty drugs when using Health Action Council’s CVS Health prescription drug program. This solution to members provides additional oversight to one of employers’ fastest-growing healthcare expenditures.

For more information, contact Kevin Gregory at 216.236.0379.

Vision Program
VSP EyeMed

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 Kevin Gregory at 216.236.0379.

Flu Shot program

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Maxim Health Systems is Health Action Council’s preferred vendor for on-site and remote flu shot clinic programs. Establihed in 1996, Maxim Health Systems operates as the wellness division of Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. Maxim has grown rapidly in the healthcare industry by building solid relationships and placing a strong emphasis on exemplary customer service. Together, with its parent company headqartered in Columbia, MD, Maxim leverages the resource of more than 250 local offices and a roster of more than 62,000 healthcare providers, including 35,000+ Nurses, to provide health and wellness solutions to employer groups; federal, state and local government entites; and health plans nationwide.

For more information, contact Camille Mihalic at 216.236.0372.

Become a Member

To become a member of the Health Action Council, fill out and submit this enrollment form or to ask specific questions, contact Kevin Gregory, Director, Business Solutions, at 216.328.2200.

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