Industry veteran will lead regional customer growth strategy and further the company’s mission to help employee benefit consultants and self-funded employers access market-leading pharmacy benefits
RxBenefits, the industry’s first and only technology-enabled pharmacy benefits optimizer (PBO), has named Kelly Chillingworth, RPh, MHA-Ed, CGP, director of business development for the company’s northeast region.
RxBenefits serves as a trusted pharmacy adviser to employee benefits consultants, enabling them to offer self-insured employers and their members a highly competitive, cost-effective pharmacy benefits solution, irrespective of company size. Chillingworth will lead RxBenefits’ northeast sales team in business development planning and activities. In this role, she will drive the region’s strategic growth plan, leveraging her deep industry expertise and knowledge as a registered pharmacist to help employee benefits consultants identify and solve their self-funded clients’ toughest pharmacy benefit challenges.
“It is more critical now than ever for businesses to be able to provide best-in-class pharmacy benefits at affordable rates. Employers need an advocate that truly understands the benefits landscape as they navigate the complexities of health plans and rising drug costs,” said Bryan Statham, CEO of RxBenefits. “Kelly’s deep industry experience as both a pharmacist and a benefits consultant, combined with a dedication to improving the lives of others, brings a unique perspective and strength to our team as we help our clients develop customized pharmacy benefits strategies.”
Chillingworth has over 26 years of experience as a pharmacist, giving her a unique understanding of the intricacies of pharmacy benefits through the lens of a clinician. Before joining the RxBenefits team, Chillingworth held various positions in the benefits industry, including director level titles at a health plan and specialized renal pharmacy, as well as senior-level titles at employee benefits consultant firms. Recently, she served as the National Pharmacy Practice Leader for Lockton Benefits Group and as Senior VP, Pharmacy Practice Leader for the Lockton Kansas City Series.
“As an industry, there is much more we can do to ensure patients are on the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time. I am passionate about providing people with the information they need to make informed healthcare decisions, which is what drove me to join this industry decades ago,” said Chillingworth. “My experience first partnering with RxBenefits as a benefits consultant enabled me to see the significant impact the company’s approach to pharmacy benefits can have on self-insured businesses and their employees. I am ecstatic to leverage my experience to help employee benefits consultants and their clients reduce the cost of pharmacy benefits while, at the same time, increase value and safety for members.”
Chillingworth is a registered pharmacist (RPh) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BS Pharm) and Master of Healthcare Administration and Education (MHA-Ed). She also holds certifications in pharmacogenomics and is board certified in geriatric pharmacy (CGP).