Conner Strong & Buckelew Launches New Pharmacy Coalition, CSB Rx Advantage

July 27, 2021

Expansion of firm’s existing offering establishes a coalition that’s among the largest in the nation, delivering significant savings for clients

CAMDEN, NJ (July 27, 2021) – Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, is proud to announce CSB Rx Advantage, a private and exclusive pharmacy coalition available to the firm’s employee benefits clients. The new coalition is powered in part by Collaborative Centric Solutions (C2) Solutions, a national leader in driving collaboration with insurance carriers and brokers, technology and other partners and members. With more than three million covered individuals driving exceptional purchasing power, CSB Rx Advantage is among the largest pharmacy coalitions in the United States – and will help members combat rising prescription medicine costs.

Conner Strong & Buckelew supports the expanded offering with a world-class clinical team, including clinical pharmacists that will strategize overall pharmacy design and analytics. As a result of stronger negotiating power, greater purchasing power, expert support, multiple PBM options, and competitive pricing, the new coalition is expected to save clients 10 to 15 percent in their annual pharmacy spend, with both traditional and pass-through pricing options available.

“Pharmacy concerns and the need for better solutions is a critical issue for all of our clients, both public and private,” said Joseph DiBella, Executive Vice President of Conner Strong & Buckelew. “Through the expansion of our pharmacy coalition, we expect CSB Rx Advantage to bring even greater value to our clients, allowing them access to the best available pharmacy solutions for their employees.”

CSB Rx Advantage includes multiple Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) partners, including Express Scripts, Capital Rx, Optum and Welldyne.

Further, the expanded service will make the following tools available:

  • A custom preferred medication list that combats low-quality, high-cost drugs
  • Integrated patient assistance in appropriate medication use powered by Prescription Care Management (“PCM”), a high-touch patient and physician medication management program to drive better outcomes
  • Solutions around manufacturer assistance plans for patients
  • Custom data reporting and analytics to identify medication manageme nt opportunities

The CSB Rx Advantage coalition will be made available to all Conner Strong & Buckelew employee benefits clients immediately.


About Conner Strong & Buckelew

Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions to prevent losses, manage claims, and drive bottom line growth. Its employee benefits practice focuses on providing best-in-class benefits administration, health and wellness programs and strategic advisory services.

Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of more than 400 professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn (@ConnerStrong&Buckelew), Twitter (@connerstrong), Facebook (@connerstrongbuckelew) and Instagram (@connerstrongbuckelew).

About Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2) C2 Solutions is an alliance of member firms and preferred partners that work together to fundamentally change the face of employee benefits consulting. Through strategic collaboration with its clients, carriers, and technology partners, the organization creates innovative product and service offerings that deliver greater quality and value. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedIn @C2Solutions.


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