(Washington, D.C) — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) Vice President of Policy Claire Wulf Winiarek has been selected as a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), an organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.
The academy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission encompasses established social insurance programs – workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – as well as related policy areas, including Universal Family Care, health security, other social protection programs, and private employee benefits.
“I am extraordinarily honored to be included among such accomplished experts and scholars, many of whom have inspired and informed my own perspective and scholarship,” said Winiarek. “The work of the academy is critical to advancing meaningful dialogue on, and solutions to, some of the thorniest challenges of our time — including rising prescription drug costs.”
Winiarek is among 56 new academy members who are nominated by current members in recognition of their professional contributions in one or more areas of social insurance. Members make significant contributions to the academy’s research, education, and leadership development initiatives by volunteering their time on study panels, task forces, and committees at conferences and on webinars and in other academy programs. For more information about the academy, please visit www.nasi.org.
PCMA is the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 266 million Americans who have health insurance from a variety of sponsors including: commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, union plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), state government employee plans, Medicaid plans, and others.