Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
for the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance

To: Whom It May Concern:
A Request for Information (RFI) has been issued by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF).  ETF is interested in learning more about innovative ways pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are approaching the management of pharmacy benefits for plan sponsors and payers. In some cases we are also asking for more information on certain topics and practices to gain an understanding of the prevalence of these concepts or services in the PBM industry.

ETF’s Office of Strategic Health Policy (OSHP) manages the State of Wisconsin (State) and the Wisconsin Public Employers (WPE) group health insurance programs on behalf of the State of Wisconsin Group Insurance Board (Board). Both programs include 17 fully insured health plans, one self-insured health plan, and self-insured prescription drug coverage and dental benefits that are both carved out from the benefits administered by the health plans, and managed by a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) and third party dental benefit administrator, respectively.

Responses to this RFI will be reviewed and may be used to develop a competitive solicitation for bids or proposals that may lead to the acquisition of services or products that meet those business needs and requirements. Providing a Response to this RFI is not a prerequisite to submitting a bid or proposal should ETF offer such an opportunity in the future. Nor would the contents of any Response to this RFI be considered in the review or evaluation of future bids or proposals.

This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes, and does not constitute a solicitation. Responses to the RFI will not be returned. Responses to this RFI are not an offer and cannot be accepted by the State to form a binding contract. The State of Wisconsin is not liable for any cost incurred by the vendor in response to this RFI.


ETF0028 Pharmacy Benefit Management Services for the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance

The deadline for receipt of a response for this RFI is February 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST. Late submissions will not be considered. Questions may be submitted as indicated in the RFI via email to


Revision History
02/08/2016 Vendor Responses Abstract release date
01/26/2016 Addendum No. 2
01/05/2016 Addendum No. 1
12/29/2015 Request for Information

Request for Information


Addendum No. 1 Dated 01-05-2016

Addendum No. 2 Dated 01-26-2016

Vendor Responses Abstract

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