SXC Health Solutions announces PBM certification from the HR Policy Association



    LISLE, IL, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the
"Company") (NASDAQ:   SXCI, TSX: SXC), a leading provider of pharmacy benefits
management ("PBM") services, announces that its informedRx division has been
recertified to provide PBM services to members of the HR Policy Association
(HRPA). HRPA's pharmaceutical coalition is made up of more than 60 large
employers, representing 50% of the large employer market segment, who
collectively purchase pharmacy benefits for more than five million Americans.
This certification represents SXC's commitment to HRPA's stringent
transparency test to help employers determine the true cost they pay for their
prescription drugs.
    "SXC is proud to have been recertified by HRPA," said Mark Thierer,
President and CEO of SXC Health Solutions. "We believe that the traditional
model for managing pharmacy benefit programs and pharmaceutical purchases is
undergoing a fundamental shift. Employers are demanding transparency along
with tech-enabled services that help them to optimize their pharmacy benefit
programs by reducing pharmacy costs and enhancing the level of patient care.
SXC is a pioneer in delivering transparency to the market and with our widely
respected tools and technology we are well positioned to lead the charge
toward redefining pharmacy benefit management."
    Each year the Coalition issues a market-wide request for proposal (RFP),
and PBMs that respond must verify that they will comply with the Coalition's
transparency standards and agree to rigorous audit rights to guarantee
compliance. The TIPPS standards promote contracting that makes it easier for
employers, their beneficiaries and dependents to understand the true price of
a drug. This initiative has proven over the past four years to be a powerful
tool that employers can use to control their pharmaceutical spend.

    
    In order to be recertified, informedRx has agreed to:
    -  Provide employers the acquisition cost for brand and generic drugs
       dispensed at retail pharmacies;
    -  Provide employers acquisition-based pricing for brand and generic
       drugs delivered through mail service;
    -  Disclosure and passing through all revenue from drug manufacturers
       that relates to utilization under an employer's contract;
    -  Provide acquisition cost and the same level of transparency for
       especially costly specialty pharmacy drugs; and
    -  Allow rigorous audit rights to ensure compliance with the TIPPS
       standards.
    

    About HRPA

    HR Policy Association brings together the chief human resource officers
of more than 250 of the largest corporations in the United States.
Representing nearly every major industry sector, HR Policy members have a
combined market capitalization of more than $7.5 trillion and employ more than
18 million employees worldwide. The association's mission is to assist large
employers in using the collective leverage of the membership to further
critically important business and societal objectives.

    About SXC Health Solutions Corp.

    SXC Health Solutions Corp. is a leading provider of pharmacy benefits
management (PBM) services and Health Care Information Technology (HCIT)
solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. The Company's
product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of software applications,
application service provider (ASP) processing services and professional
services, designed for many of the largest organizations in the pharmaceutical
supply chain, such as Federal, provincial, and, state and local governments,
pharmacy benefit managers, managed care organizations, retail pharmacy chains
and other healthcare intermediaries. SXC is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois
with 13 locations in the US and Canada. For more information please visit
www.sxc.com.




For further information:

For further information: Jeff Park, Chief Financial Officer, SXC Health
Solutions, Inc., Tel: (630) 577-3206, investors@sxc.com; Dave Mason, Investor
Relations - Canada, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 237,
dmason@equicomgroup.com; Susan Noonan, Investor Relations - U.S., The SAN
Group, LLC, (212) 966-3650, susan@sanoonan.com

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