In June/July 2015, PDCI Market Access and H3 Consulting conducted an on-line survey to gauge the interest, experience and expectation surrounding private payer product listing agreements (PLAs). There was tremendous response to that survey with 27 individuals (19 from industry and 8 from the private insurer community) participating in the exercise. The robust survey response resulted in the development of the following four reports:
- Report 1: Negotiation-Naïve & No Interest in Negotiating a Private Payer PLA
- Report 2: Negotiation-Naïve & Interested in Negotiating a Private Payer PLA
- Report 3: Experience Negotiating Private Payer PLAs
- Report 4: PLA Perspectives, Comparison and Contrast
Since the release of those reports, the private payer environment continues to rapidly evolve in the adoption of these agreements. Manulife launched its DrugWatch program in September 2015 and other private insurers have been more actively seeking PLAs with manufacturers. As such, we believe the time is ripe to revisit this subject to see how the market has evolved over the past year.
We are now preparing to conduct the 2nd survey on this important topic and would like to solicit the interest of manufacturers and insurers/pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in participating in a confidential and anonymized private payer PLA survey. Any organization that participates will receive the detailed anonymized responses from all the respondents.
Please note that there are no risks in participating as we are not seeking any proprietary information and participants need not identify themselves in order to submit a response. Similar to the 2015 edition, the 2016 report will be made publicly available as this project is meant to improve understanding of the private payer PLA environment.
The questions for the 2016 edition will be updated to focus on emerging themes related to subsequent entry biologics and tracking the flow of benefits from private payer PLAs. We invite any feedback that stakeholders may have on topics this survey should focus upon. We invite you to send us questions or identify other key issues that should be explored this year. All suggestions will be considered.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact Courtney Abunassar, PDCI’s Manager of Strategy, Policy and Business Development (Courtney.Abunassar@pdci.ca) by Friday, May 13, 2016. The interested parties will be receiving a link to the on-line survey in late May/early June for completion.