How do I apply for a PBM license?

You can access the application and process fee payments via the NIPR website. The required supplemental application can be found on NIPR’s State Specific Requirements page and on the Department’s PBM webpage. Once completed, the application and supporting documents may be uploaded electronically via NIPR’s Attachment Warehouse or emailed directly to the PBM Office's email at  

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1. What is a pharmacy benefits manager?
2. What does the new South Carolina law do?
3. Will the Department promulgate new regulations?
4. My business is currently licensed as a Third Party Administrator (TPA). What do I need to do to become licensed as a PBM?
5. What happens if a PBM does not have a PBM license by January 1, 2021?
6. Is completion of the PBM Application Requirements Checklist required for PBM licensure?
7. How do I apply for a PBM license?
8. What happens when all requirements for PBM licensure are met?
9. Does a PBM need a TPA license in addition to a PBM license?
10. How can a PBM submit a name/address change?
11. How can I file a complaint with the Office of PBM Oversight?