Partnership with group health, dental and pharmacy benefits
administrator will support long-term business and technology
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., ("Primus") a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI), today announced it has successfully completed the
migration of NexgenRx to Primus Business Services' private Cloud
Computing Platforms, with fully managed Network Security, Colocation,
and Managed System Administration Services. The five-year Agreement was
the end result of a comprehensive and consultative process which
showcased Primus' ability to provide full end-to-end IT infrastructure
support and services for growing businesses. Based on a solutions
roadmap specifically developed for NexgenRx by Primus, the Agreement
will allow the health benefits administrator to realize its long-term
business and technology requirements.
The decision by NexgenRx to partner with Primus Business Services was
due to the elasticity for expansion within the cloud offering, without
concern for hardware replacement, and Primus' extensive compliance
achievements. The Primus team provides NexgenRx with a wide range of
systems engineers and technical support professionals to better manage
their on-line infrastructure. This enables NexgenRx to focus on the
on-going IT development of their proprietary adjudication platform and
growing the core business of their unique industry game changing
service model. With reduced capital spending and a switch to an
infrastructure service model, NexgenRx is able to quickly and easily
adjust their IT needs as the market evolves.
As the desire for an alternative to the insurer-centric model in group
insurance benefits continues, employers are turning to the more
flexible and cost-effective health benefit solutions offered by
NexgenRx to manage their costs. "In our extensive search for the best
technical solution in the market, Primus was the obvious choice for
both our immediate and long-term needs, as the Company has proven
itself to be a leader in technology and managed services," stated Ron
Stubbington, NexgenRx Manager, Operations Infrastructure.
"Working in partnership with NexgenRx, we were able to implement IT best
practices over a range of services that will ultimately solidify the
Company's growing infrastructure while supporting its back end,"
commented Jeff Lorenz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Primus
"As NexgenRx enters the next phase of growth from its current 70,000
transactions per week, representing over $275 million dollars worth of
claims, it is imperative that the Company has a sound, scalable robust
IT framework in order to keep pace with this growth. Through
cloud-based hosting and an air-tight network security model, the
Company is poised to continue its trajectory for expansion, without the
need for concern regarding the technology required," said Ron Loucks,
NexgenRx President & CEO.
NexgenRx provides over 500,000 lives with a seamless and efficient way
of managing their drug, dental and extended health benefits. The
Company operates a network of 7,800 pharmacies and 18,000 dentists to
process drug and dental claims electronically in real time. For this
reason, it was paramount for the Company to partner with an IT provider
that had the capabilities to manage a complex and robust system
successfully and with ease.
NexgenRx is a growing health benefits management company engaged in the
design, management and administration of health benefit plans offered
by employers and other plan sponsors for the benefit of their employees
and plan members. More information on NexgenRx can be found at www.nexgenrx.com.
About Primus Canada Business Services
Primus Canada Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions
provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security,
disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice and IP connectivity
solutions to more than 60,000 Canadian companies. Primus Canada
Business Services owns and manages eight world-class, state-of-the-art
data centres across Canada. Global companies are able to take advantage
of PTGi's international presence with data centres in Australia and
Brazil. Primus Canada Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including
broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services,
collocation, hosting and outsourced managed services to business and
residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and
Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service
providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. PTGi owns and
operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches,
media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure,
fiber capacity and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and
Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
SOURCE Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
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