4 Important Things You Need To Know

Four Important Things You Need To Know To Get The Most From Your Drug Plan:

Your prescription benefit is an employer/member directed program designed to give you access to quality products and services at cost-effective prices. In order to get the most from your program you need to consider the following when using your benefit:

1. Generic Medications: Ask your doctor or pharmacist if there is a treatment option for your condition available in a generic medication. Generic medications contain the same active ingredient(s) and offer the same benefits as their more expensive brand-name counterparts. By using generic medications you and your benefit program save money while maintaining the same level of care. In many cases, savings with generic equivalents can be as much as 30-40%.


2. Trial Prescriptions: Ask your doctor or pharmacist to prescribe a trial quantity for new-to-you medications. Certain medications, particularly those that are expensive, intended for on-going use, and often work differently for different people are good candidates to try in an initial 1-2 weeks supply.
By participating in a trial program you will be sure that the medication is a good choice for you, and if not, will have minimized your risk from poorly tolerated medication and saved money otherwise spent on wasted medication.


3. 90 Days Supplies: Ask your doctor or pharmacist to prescribe a 90 days supply of your regularly required medications. If you require ongoing treatment with a stable dose of a medication, you and your plan can save money by having your prescriptions filled in 3 month (90 days) supplies. By reducing the number of refills from 12 to 4 per year, you and your plan save 67% on professional dispensing fees.
Examples of often-used medications that are good candidates to be filled in 3 month supplies include birth control pills, high blood pressure medications, cholesterol drugs, and pills for thyroid or diabetes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if a 90 days supply is right for you.


4. Pharmacy Care Services: Ask your pharmacist to help you get the most from your medications. Your pharmacist is your "Medication Manager". This means that it is their job to be sure that you get the best results possible from taking your medications, and will work with you and your doctor to achieve this. Your pharmacist will advise you on such things as:

  • What results to expect from the medication and how long it will take to see those results
  • Common side effects and how to manage them
  • What to do if you are not getting the expected results
  • Establishing treatment goals and making care plans to get you there; and
  • Acting as a valuable and readily available resource for disease and drug information.

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Health Risk Assessment

is the MHCSI Personal Health Assessment Program that provides confidential individual health assessments to members of group benefit programs. In addition, provides a consolidated report to the plan sponsor or employer of their group’s overall health status.

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Member Forms

If you are a Plan Member, then the following information may be useful. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these PDF documents.

For Health & Drug information and to refill your prescriptions online, to find out whats going on at Lawtons, or to view the Lawtons events calendar. Visit Lawtons.ca

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What My Plan Covers

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