Average Pharmacy Dispensing Fees – July-December, 2012

Every 6 months, Telus Health Solutions, one of the largest “drug compensation claims” providers in the country, publish a list of the average dispensing fees for each pharmacy chain for the past 6 months. I’m slightly late in posting this, but here is the summary for the period from July-December, 2012:

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Average Dispensing Fees – January-June, 2012

Every 6 months, Telus Health Solutions, one of the largest “drug compensation claims” providers in the country, publish a list of the average dispensing fees for each pharmacy chain for the past 6 months. They operate “the largest private electronic insurance claims network for transporting and adjudicating drug claims and transporting dental claims in Canada”….

Highlights Of 2012 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey

Every year, Sanofi Canada surveys a number of Canadians – both employers and employees – on how they feel about employee benefits coverage. The survey is quite informative, but here are a few items that I found interesting: Just 13% of employees say that they understand their benefits coverage extremely well, down from 19% in…

Manulife Enhancing Provincial Integration Program

Every quarter, Manulife publishes a newsletter geared for employee benefits plan administrators and advisors. This quarter’s publication included something which caught my attention. As of this fall, for groups that have drug cards (which is the majority), when a plan member goes to the pharmacy to get a prescription filled, Manulife’s system will check to…

ClaimSecure Acquired By The Katz Group

I received an interesting email announcement yesterday. “Katz Group Acquires ClaimSecure Inc.” For those of you who don’t know ClaimSecure (www.claimsecure.com), among other things, they’re one of Canada’s largest providers of administrative services only plans. They are also Empire Life’s pharmacy benefits manager. What this means is that ClaimSecure processes a large number and amount…

Sun Life Introduces Service Guarantee For Clients With Employee Benefits Coverage

The last time I checked, we’re up to 22 Canadian insurance companies that provide employee benefits coverage. Keep in mind that Blue Cross operates 6 (yes, SIX) different companies across the country (Pacific Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross, Alberta Blue Cross, Manitoba Blue Cross, Blue Cross Life, and Saskatchewan Blue Cross). So, really, that list…

Great West Life – Containing Rising Prescription Drug Costs

For years, employers with employee benefits plans in place have watched as the costs for prescription drugs (for their staff members & dependents) have sky-rocketed. In particular, the cost of biologic drugs (for conditions such as Cancer, Crohn’s, and Osteoarthritis) have impacted benefits plans. Now, one insurance company has taken steps that they believe will…

Average Dispensing Fees – July-December, 2011

Every 6 months, Telus Health Solutions, one of the largest “drug compensation claims” providers in the country, publish a list of the average dispensing fees for each pharmacy chain for the past 6 months. They operate “the largest private electronic insurance claims network for transporting and adjudicating drug claims and transporting dental claims in Canada”….