Late last month Jack Bruner joined PBM Caremark Rx as VP of Marketing. What was he doing before? He was head of Hewitt’s Global Health Care Practice. Who’s Hewitt? It’s one of the biggest benefit consultants in the world. What did it do last year? It tried to put together a coalition of coalition of employers (HR Policy Association) to go around the PBMs. It basically appears to be failing.
How hard did it try, and on whose side is it (and the other benefits consultants) really on? I’ll let you Wall Street Journal readers decide if you’re suspicious of a revolving door between the consultants and the PBMs.