Desjardins and TELUS Health launch nationwide eClaims solution for Allied healthcare providers

Desjardins and TELUS Health launch nationwide eClaims solution for Allied 
healthcare providers 
Allied healthcare providers can now submit electronic patient claims directly 
to Desjardins Financial Security through TELUS' web-based eClaims service 
MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) is 
proud to introduce its new web-based claims service through the TELUS Health 
eClaims solution. Specifically designed to accelerate and simplify claims 
processing, TELUS Health eClaims' portal enables allied health care providers, 
including physiotherapists, chiropractors, visioncare providers, as well as 
acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopathic doctors in certain 
provinces, to offer patients the convenience of point-of-sale claim submission. 
Through this new online service, health care providers can quickly and 
efficiently submit electronic claims on behalf of their patients. This 
technology is available to all software vendors, allowing providers to submit 
claims using their own patient/practice management systems. 
"With this new partnership, DFS brings a proven service to our plan sponsors 
and members nationwide," said Jean-François Chalifoux, senior Vice President 
of the Group and Business Insurance divisionat DFS. "Our goal is to give our 
plan sponsors and members the tools they need to make the claims process as 
easy and efficient as possible. This new partnership with TELUS Health gives 
our plan sponsors a simple and effective claims submission solution that also 
expands our services for plan members." 
"Whether you are a small dedicated clinic or a large multi-service practice, 
your top priority is your patients' health," said Luc Vilandré, Vice 
President, Health Benefits Management, TELUS Health. "TELUS Health continues 
to deliver targeted solutions that allow plan sponsors to better manage the 
costs associated with benefit plans and facilitate the efficient 
administration of the health and wellness of Canadians. We are pleased to 
extend our partnership with DFS and are confident that the TELUS Health 
eClaims service will drive efficiencies that enhance the patient experience 
and achieve better health outcomes for all Canadians." 
TELUS Health is a leader in Canada's claims and benefits management sector, 
providing drug claims processing for more than 11 million Canadians. The TELUS 
Health eClaims web portal service, launched in 2010, has been rapidly adopted 
by health care community partners, with over 12,000 providers now on board. 
About Desjardins Financial Security
Desjardins Financial Security, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading 
cooperative financial group in Canada, specializes in providing life and 
health insurance and retirement savings products to individuals and groups. 
Every day, over five million Canadians rely on Desjardins Financial Security 
to ensure their financial security. Desjardins Financial Security employs over 
3,600 people and administers $33.1 billion in assets from offices in several 
cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, 
Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Lévis, Halifax and St. John's. For more 
information, visit the website at 
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group 
in Canada with assets of $194 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse 
network in Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a 
full range of financial products and services to its 5.6 million members and 
clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health 
Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in 
Business and Institutional Services. "Best Corporate Citizen in Canada" for 
2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012(TM), Desjardins is 
supported by the skills of its 44,645 employees and the commitment of nearly 
5,400 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now 
available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, 
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health 
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS 
Health gives health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers 
the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more 
information about TELUS Health, please visit 
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company 
in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer 
connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline 
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV 
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS 
provides a wide range of communications products and services including 
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and 
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to 
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' 
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most 
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of 
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this 
prestigious international recognition. 
For more information about TELUS, please visit 
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Donna Ramirez TELUS Media Relations 416-320-9309 
Sarah Twomey Desjardins Group Media Relations 416-926-2700 or 1-877-906-5551, 
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