Tag Archive: dispensing

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”….

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…

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”….

Benefits By Design/Costco “Agreement” – Sign Of Things To Come?

Could this be a sign of things to come? “BBD (Benefits By Design) is proud to announce our new benefits arrangement with Costco Pharmacy as of November 1st, 2011.” BBD will be offering Green Shield Canada plan members a $5 discount per prescription filled at a Costco pharmacy. Before I go any further, for those…

The Future Of Dispensing Fees

First off, it’s been a while since my last post – my apologies. Since Ontario and B.C. made the changes to their provincial drug plans, something has, well, been bothering me about the changes. I haven’t said much on it (a blog posting back in May did touch briefly on it). But, twice in the…

Ontario Government vs Pharmacies

It’s not going to be pretty. As most of you know, the Ontario government has shelved the $750 million that they have been giving to provincial pharmacies,  because, according to the government, the money is for the most part not being the way that the government wants it used. According to the Health Minister, the…

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