Specialty drugs continue to be a concern for large employers, according to The Large Employers’ 2019 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH),¬†AIS Health¬†reported.

NBGH surveyed its corporate members in May and June on what they are doing for 2019. When NBGH asked employers about specialty pharmacy benefit management techniques, respondents selected more aggressive utilization management protocols as the top strategy, with 64% citing this, followed by having employees get specialty drugs through a specialty pharmacy or the specialty department of the health plan or PBM, cited by 58%. At 44%, site-of-care management notched the third top technique.