iA Financial Group launches the Active Pharmacy for specialty drugs

An innovative solution to optimize the management of expensive medications and complex health conditions

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - iA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.) is announcing that the Group Insurance sector is enhancing its Active Pharmacy service by adding specialty drugs to its offer. This service is powered by Express Scripts Canada®.

Thanks to the Active Pharmacy, plan members who suffer from serious complex or chronic conditions will benefit from complete pharmaceutical support, which will allow them to make enlightened decisions regarding drug management, thereby optimizing their health. The benefits of the Active Pharmacy include:

  • Specific care and support from a team of health care professionals specialized in the treatment of the plan member's condition
  • Collaboration between Active Pharmacy pharmacists and the plan member's physician to determine the best treatment plan, in order to optimize not only the health outcome but also treatment costs
  • Coordination with various programs to ensure maximum reimbursement of expensive medications
  • Automatic reminders and prescription renewals and 24/7 access to a pharmacist
  • Free delivery of prescription medications to the member's preferred location

The Active Pharmacy for specialty drugs, which are generally expensive and must be handled and administered with care, makes it possible to manage plan members' special needs and help them adopt behaviours that optimize not only their health but the money they spend on their prescriptions.

"Whether it is used for maintenance drugs or specialty drugs, the Active Pharmacy is a one-stop shop that meets the pharmaceutical needs of plan members living with chronic or complex health conditions. It is also an innovative solution that allows employers to protect the financial health of their plan, which contributes to the good health of employees and the viability of prescription drug insurance plans", says Renée Laflamme, Executive Vice-President, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions.

This initiative speaks to iA Financial Group's commitment to offering its clients effective solutions that are easy to put in place and that aim to optimize drug management and better control drug costs.

About Group Insurance
Group Insurance offers a wide range of traditional and specialized products such as health and dental care, vision care, disability insurance and life insurance, all designed for the specific needs of each client. With six sales offices across the country and two administrative centres, the Group Insurance sector of iA Financial Group provides clients with outstanding personalized service.

About iA Financial Group
Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, mutual and segregated funds, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups. It is one of the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and among the largest publicly traded companies in the country. iA Financial Group stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.

 

SOURCE Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

For further information: Pierre Picard, Manager, Public Relations, Office phone: 418-684‐5000, extension 1-1660, Email: pierre.picard@ia.ca

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