United Benefit Advisors Designates Valued Pharmacy Services as Strategic Partner
By Bill Olson
Chief Marketing Officer for United Benefit Advisors
New Addition Connects Employee Benefits to PBM Experts in Pricing, Management, and Analysis
United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is proud to announce Valued Pharmacy Services as a new Strategic Partner.
This strategic relationship allows Valued Pharmacy Services to gain visibility and exposure to an expanded book of business through UBA Partners. Likewise, partners and clientele within the UBA network receive access to the VPS Elite Marketplace suite of services and the VPS Solutions Platform – state-of-the-art auditing technology designed to provide immediate feedback on PBM performance including compliance to contract and opportunity analysis for cost management.
“Valued Pharmacy Services complements the current UBA offerings and adds important new elements, particularly in the rapidly expanding health care and pharmacy cost space,” says Paul Zumbrook, UBA Senior Vice President of Partner Relations. “As a recognized national leader in providing PBM options, contract analysis, cost management, and high cost controls regarding pharmacy and pharmacy drug spend, Valued Pharmacy Services brings tremendous added value to our portfolio.”
With more than 150,000 lives under management, Valued Pharmacy Services has saved clients more than $85 million since 2008. In addition to best-in-class coalition-based pricing and contracting, Valued Pharmacy Services clients receive access to technology, clinical oversight, and innovative strategies to control prescription costs.
UBA Strategic Partners are an exclusive group of companies that offer exceptional products and make a special commitment to the success of UBA and its partnership. UBA’s “Strategic Partner” title represents the highest level of collaboration UBA has with third-party service providers.
“We’re honored with this appointment to UBA’s Strategic Partner network. This new relationship supports our long-term goal of national expansion through reciprocal partnerships resulting in new and improved opportunities for our entire client base,” says Mike Rogers, President of Valued Pharmacy Services. “This alliance provides UBA Partner Firms access to resources they need to save time and money on benefits they provide to their clients.”
About Valued Pharmacy Services
Valued Pharmacy Services is an innovator in pharmacy benefits solutions with the goal of maximizing the dollars saved on prescription medications for employers and their employees, as well as both under-insured and uninsured individuals. Their “coalition” approach to healthcare ensures all clients receive the type of benefits that have in the past been reserved for larger client groups and exclusive entities. For more information, visit www.vpsrx.com.
About United Benefit Advisors
United Benefit Advisors is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,000 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com.