CANADA HEALTH CARE
ACHCCS INTRODUCTION LETTER:
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to introduce
to you, and present the reasons why your organization should become a member of
The ACHCCS was formed to develop and consolidate the
purchasing power of Benefit Plans, Unions, Associations and other Groups in
This concept was derived from the many Coalitions
currently in place with various Union/Management Benefit Plans in the
DRUG CARD PROGRAM & LAWTONS DRUGS PREFERRED CLIENT GROUP DISCOUNT CARD
MHCSI PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD PROGRAM & LAWTONS DRUGS PREFERRED CLIENT GROUP DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM:
The first Agreement the ACHCCS signed was with MHCSI – Managed Health Care Services Inc. This Agreement provided a Lawtons/Sobeys Prescription Card where members of the Coalition can choose among the three options available under the MHCSI Participation Program consistent with their own Benefit Plan objectives.
In addition to cost savings of prescriptions drugs when using the MHCSI Prescription Drug Program, the standard plan administration fees are waived for ACHCCS groups. Savings are based on the volume of participation by all members and their families in the Coalition. Also, the Benefit Plans or member receive “coverage” based on the volume of prescription drugs purchased by all members and their families in the Coalition.
The current “coverage”
for prescriptions is $3.00 which is paid back to the Benefit Plan at the end of
each year, or can be applied to the co-pay cost to a member, if your Plan has a
co-pay on prescription drugs. Coalition members also receive a Lawtons Drugs
preferred discount card which provides discounts of 5 to 40% on a wide variety
of front shop products purchased at Lawtons Drugs. Whether your members wish to take advantage of
savings with the MHCSI Prescription Drug Program or Lawtons Discount Card is
totally their choice. GROUP HOME
& AUTO PROGRAM:
& AUTO PROGRAM:
A second Agreement
was signed between the ACHCCS and the Co-operators Insurance Company on a Group
Home & Auto Policy which can provide discounts for Coalition members on
their Home and Auto Insurance. Under this Agreement, Coalition members have the
option to call the Co-operators toll free number to request a group quote on
their Home & Auto Insurance coverage
to compare with the costs of these coverages with their current Insurance
Provider. OPTUM RX
Through the Atlantic
Accepted at over
60,000 pharmacies across the
Coalition members and
their families have access to the Connect Hearing Network for
quality hearing care and substantial savings (up to 25% below MSRP and
10% off of retail pricing) on a
variety of name brand hearing aids and services. Also provided are free
annual check-ups, free professional cleaning and free batteries
(level) for 3, 4 or 5 years with any hearing aid
purchase. ACHCCS members may schedule an appointment at any one of
120 convenient locations across Canada.
NEW VEHICLE FLEET DISCOUNT AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM WITH CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM & FIAT
Coalition members can now receive great Fleet Discount Pricing on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat vehicles. A special fleet number is provided to Union groups that are part of the Coalition for their members and retirees to get this special pricing.
CO-OPERATORS COMMUNITY PROGRAM:
The Co-operators provide Coalitions Unions group discounts through their Community Guard Program on Commercial General Liability Insurance, Fiduciary Insurance and various other insurance coverages your Union may need.
HILTON HOTELS DISCOUNT:
Coalition members receive a 10% discount at the following 3 Hilton Hotels in downtown Halifax - Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, The Hollis Halifax.
OTHER BENEFIT PROVIDERS:
In addition to
promoting the above Agreements, the ACHCCS will be looking at other
benefits or products, where they can negotiate Agreements with other Third
Party Providers to assist members and their families. ACHCCS MEMBERSHIP
In summary, the purchasing power of the Coalition is based on a strong participation of all members, which will be the key success of this new innovative way for Benefit Plans to address the continuing rising costs of Prescription Drugs, and Other Benefits in Atlantic Canada. Currently, we are focusing on recruiting more Groups to join the Coalition which will enhance its purchasing power.
In closing, I would be pleased to do a presentation to your Board of Trustees or Benefit Committee or Union Executive on the value for your organization to join the ACHCCS.
Also joining me would be Leanne McFarlane and Cindy Dyer from MHCSI.
Yours Truly; Fern Tardif
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