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National Institute for Public Employee Health Care Policy

Over 13 percent of the American workforce is employed by public sector employers, and health care benefits are a crucial component of their compensation programs. Public sector purchasers serve tens of millions of employees and retirees who have spent decades serving in critical roles such as teachers, firefighters, and law enforcement across the country and have a fiduciary duty to offer high-quality, comprehensive benefits at an affordable cost.

The Latest from the Institute

New Report on MA-EGWPs!
There is limited information on the role of Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWP), especially within the public sector. This report provides an overview of the MA-EGWP landscape and why public-sector purchasers are increasingly turning to these plans.
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New Specialty Drug Survey
We are excited to share a new report titled “Assessing the Unsustainable Cost of Specialty Medications,” conducted in collaboration with the Public Sector Health Care Roundtable. The report draws on data from 21 plan sponsors across 16 states, representing over 157 health plans, to understand how public sector health plans are addressing rising drug costs.
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Marta Green Named Executive Director!
We’re thrilled to announce that Marta Green has been named executive director of the Institute. Having served as senior advisor since the Institute’s launch last summer, Marta played a crucial role in the organization’s formation and guided the development of its first research initiative on drug cost containment. In her new role, Marta will continue to drive the Institute’s research initiatives, white paper development, educational events, and strategic partnerships, providing stakeholders and policymakers a clear understanding of the health care benefits offered to public sector employees, retirees, and their dependents.
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Just Released!
We’re thrilled to introduce our first research product — a white paper exploring how public sector health care purchasers are addressing rising drug costs. The paper is based on a comprehensive survey collected from several large purchasing organizations that collectively represent the interests of more than 5 million public sector employees and retirees. The research highlights traditional and innovative strategies to sustain drug affordability and examines how public sector purchasers contract with pharmacy benefit managers to provide pharmaceutical benefits to their beneficiaries.
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We have launched!
On June 29th, the Institute officially launched! Our focus is to develop evidence-based research on key issues impacting health care plans available to public sector employees, retirees, and their beneficiaries. Please take some time to review our website to find out more about our goals, focus areas, and our leadership. Check back often and follow us on LinkedIn to stay tuned for more exciting announcements!
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Become a Member
Membership is open to public sector purchasers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and other entities interested in contributing to the advancement of public employee health care policy. Partner with us and contribute to the dialogue on public sector employee health care. Interested in becoming a member? Contact admin@healthcarepolicy-institute.org for more information and learn about our exclusive membership benefits.
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Our Mission 

Our mission is to advance and safeguard the interests of public sector employees, retirees, and their dependents by supporting their access to affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health care. Through the development of public policy research and analysis, we aim to raise awareness and advance the knowledge base on key issues impacting public sector purchasers and their health care plans.

Our Funders

Special thanks to our funders!

Meet our Leadership

Katrina Daniel

Board Chair

Chief Health Care Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

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Jessica Linart

Board Secretary/Treasurer

Director of Insurance, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association

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David Iseminger

Executive Committee Member

PEBB and SEBB Program Director, Employees and Retirees Benefits Division, Washington State Health Care Authority

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Tom Lussier

Administrator, Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable

President of Lussier, Gregor, Vienna & Associates, Inc.

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Amanda Frost

Vice President, Research at Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

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Gary Harbin

President, Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable

Executive Secretary, Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System

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Meet Our Team

Our mission is to advance and safeguard the interests of public sector employees, retirees, and their dependents by supporting their access to affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health care. Through the development of public policy research and analysis, we aim to raise awareness and advance the knowledge base on key issues impacting public sector purchasers and their health care plans.

Marta Green

Executive Director

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Andrew MacPherson

Senior Advisor

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Victoria Russo

Policy Advisor

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Shiven Bhardwaj

Policy Fellow

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Debbie McCarron

Senior Communications Manager

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Contact Us

National Institute for Public Employee Health Care Policy 
601 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 520W
Washington, DC 20001

Email: admin@healthcarepolicy-institute.org