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  • What the heck is a Formulary anyway?

    A formulary is a list of drugs that your employer pays for on your drug plan.

    Reformulary is a new kind of formulary that has been designed by a group of physician and pharmacist experts who know all about drugs and the medical conditions that they treat.

    Drugs listed in the Reformulary were chosen based on a thorough review of the evidence (clinical and cost evidence). These drugs are some of the best at treating medical conditions.

    Covered vs Uncovered
  • What’s a Co-Pay?

    Co-pay is an insurance term. It is the amount of money you pay out-of-pocket for health care services covered under your health plan, such as prescription drugs. Usually, your co-pay is a percentage of the cost of your prescription — and your employer pays the rest.

    Insurance Terms : Called a Co-pay
    Finding your Co-Pay on your Receipt

    What’s Your co-pay?

    Check out your prescription receipt. Do you see the ”C“? This is the Drug Ingredient Cost. This equals the price charged by the drug manufacturer (MLP) plus your pharmacy’s mark-up. Your co-pay is a percentage of the cost of the prescription.

  • About Sustainability

    Sky Rocketing Costs

    Drug costs in Canada are going up for a lot of reasons:

    • Baby boomers (and there’s a lot of them!) are getting older — as we get older, we have health
      issues and need to take more drugs.
    • Some of the newer drugs are very expensive.
    • We’re able to treat many more medical
      conditions than ever before.

    Who’s paying for the increase in drug costs? Your employer is. And you are too. It might mean you’re paying more for your benefits, or you’re getting less coverage for other things you care about (like massages, physiotherapy, glasses, among others).

    Less Coverage

Updates

 

 

Headlines

  • March 2, 2018

    Helen Stevenson returns on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

    Is the proposed national pharmacare plan an effective strategy? Don't miss this insightful discussion 

    Watch the interview here!

  • February 21, 2018

    Putting the Benefit back into Drug Plans

    Helen explains why employers need to embrace change as drug spending increases

    Read the article here!

  • January 31, 2018

    Helen Stevenson on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

    How well is OHIP+ really working?

    Watch the interview here!

  • January 09, 2018

    Helen Stevenson on the effects of high-cost drugs

    One of seven benefits trends to watch in 2018!

    Read about it on Benefits Canada!

  • January 08, 2018

    Considering transparency and value for fairer drug prices

    See what Helen Stevenson has to say on The CMAJ

    Read about it here!

  • January 05, 2018

    Is 'OHIP+' really the best option for free prescription drug coverage in Ontario?

    Helen Stevenson's thoughts on TVO

    Read about it here!

  • December 22, 2017

    What will the transition from private plans to OHIP+ look like?

    Helen Stevenson's thoughts on Benefits Canada

    Read about it here!

  • December 8, 2017

    How we Buy Drugs is Affecting the Costs

    Helen Stevenson writes a thoughtful commentary on prescription drugs

    Read about it here on The Star

  • December 4, 2017

    A Drug Conversation 

    Helen Stevenson on how Canadians can shape a more sustainable prescription drug system

    Don't miss out. Listen in here!

  • December 3, 2017

    Canada's Drug Challenge 

    Helen Stevenson featured in 770 CHQR Global News. 

    Read about it here!

  • December 2, 2017

    Does Canada need a National Drug System? 

    Helen Stevenson makes a few remarks on the News Talk 980 CKNW. 

    Tune in over here!

  • December 1, 2017

    Will National Pharmacare imply lower drug prices? 

    Find out what Helen Stevenson has to say on The Sheldon Macleod Show

    Tune in from 12:15!

  • November 20, 2017

    Helen Stevenson once again talks DrugFinder on 770 Calgary

    Listen in! 

  • November 17, 2017

    Listen to Helen Stevenson talk DrugFinder on AM980

    Tune in from 39:40 - 47:10.

  • November 08, 2017

    Groundbreaking prescription tool helps Canadians compare clinical and cost-effectiveness of drugs

    DrugFinder puts expert information in hands of consumers - so they can make smart drug choices.

    Read the article here

  • October 03, 2017

    We're proud to announce an alliance with Aon Canada!

    Each party will integrate its own analytics into a combined powerful solution.

    Read the article here

  • August 22, 2017

    How many Canadians are left without drug coverage & what can be done about this?

    Hear what Helen Stevenson has to say on AM680 CJOB

    Listen to the interview here

  • August 8, 2017

    Do drug costs threaten government and private healthcare?

    Helen Stevenson on this and how medicinal marijuana can help with the bottom line

    Listen to the interview here

  • August 3, 2017

    Avoiding generic drugs threatens drug plans

    CEO, Helen Stevenson weighing in on electronic medical records being used by brand-name drug companies

    Read the article here

  • June 26, 2017

    Reformulary Group introduces Drug Early Warning (DEW) System

    Get more information on this incredible tool on Benefits Canada!

    Read the article here

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  • Report on Business

    Oct. 28, 2106: Helen Stevenson featured in Report on Business magazine about Canada’s drug costs and how to get them under control before it’s too late.

    Download the article 

  • 6 reasons to choose the Reformulary

    How the Reformulary is an improvement over your current plan

    Download the article 

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Survey Questions
  • Q1
    When your doctor writes you a prescription, do you always take your medication?
  • Q2
    Would you be willing to pay more out of your pocket so that you can have any drug you want?
  • Q3
    A new drug is available that is virtually identical to an existing drug. The new drug is much more expensive. Would you pay for it?
  • Q4
    Pharmacists are very knowledgeable about prescription drugs. Would you be comfortable taking a drug suggested by your pharmacist, especially if it cost you less?
  • Q5
    How often do you discuss health-related matters with your family and friends?
  • Q6
    In your drug plan, do you know what drugs are covered and at what co-pay?

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