Pasadena, CA – FAQs About Wholesale Pricing Services from a Benefits Provider

In the intricate landscape of prescription pricing, wholesale pricing stands out as a beacon of affordability and accessibility. It is a mechanism designed to alleviate the financial burden on self-funded organizations, ensuring necessary medications are within reach for those who need them. Employee Retention Benefits (ERB) is at the forefront of this initiative, working diligently to unlock the potential of wholesale pricing for prescriptions. As we navigate through the intricacies of this pricing model, ERB’s role becomes clear — they are not just facilitators but dedicated partners in the journey towards cost-effective healthcare solutions.

What is wholesale pricing for prescriptions?

Wholesale pricing provides access to discounted prescription rates similar to those available at pharmacies. This allows self-funded organizations to realize substantial pharmacy savings by paying wholesale acquisition costs rather than retail markup on claims. Employee Retention Benefits (ERB) partners with our clients to implement robust wholesale pricing programs.


Wholesale pricing is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it requires a tailored approach to make sure organizations reap the maximum benefits. ERB is committed to this customization, working tirelessly to align the wholesale pricing programs with the unique needs of each self-funded organization. By doing so, ERB ensures the transition to wholesale pricing is smooth and yields the highest possible savings. It’s a meticulous process, but one ERB navigates with expertise and dedication.

How are wholesale rates secured from pharmacies?

We work with organizations called pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), negotiating discounted acquisition costs with major pharmacy chains based on large claim volumes. Our relationships with top PBMs provide access to the most competitive wholesale rates, leveraging nationwide claim leverage. 


ERB’s collaboration with Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) is critical to securing wholesale rates. However, it’s not just about negotiation; it’s about building a network standing the test of time and market fluctuations. ERB’s relationship with top PBMs is nurtured and maintained to ensure organizations have access to competitive wholesale rates, irrespective of the changing dynamics in the pharmacy world. This foresight and strategic networking underscore ERB’s commitment to delivering sustainable pharmacy savings.

How are prescriptions dispensed at wholesale prices?

Members can fill prescriptions at any in-network pharmacy as usual. Their ID card contains processing data prompting pharmacists to dispense at previously negotiated wholesale acquisition costs. Members see lower copays while employers save on overall claim reimbursements. Our integrated technology makes obtaining wholesale rates seamless for employees and pharmacists.

Are there limitations on drugs eligible for wholesale pricing?

Outpatient drugs dispensed at in-network pharmacies are broadly eligible. Exceptions include specialty medications dispensed by specific pharmacies, controlled substances, and drugs dispensed in clinical settings. However, we secure wholesale rates on the vast majority of prescription volume, maximizing savings opportunities. Real-time analytics provide full transparency into pricing performance.


Wholesale pricing for prescriptions is a powerful tool in the arsenal of healthcare affordability, and Employee Retention Benefits (ERB) is the masterful architect behind its implementation. Through strategic partnerships, customized programs, and seamless integration, ERB ensures organizations and their members reap the full benefits of wholesale pricing. It’s not just about reducing costs; it’s about fostering a healthcare environment where accessibility and affordability go hand in hand. With ERB, the path to economical prescription pricing is clear, and the journey is well worth it. To learn more, contact ERB today.

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