TELUS Health and Desjardins bring simplicity to online claims for Canada's
allied healthcare providers
Plan members benefit from easy point-of-care electronic claims submissions and
MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - As of December 2, Desjardins Financial
Security (DFS) plan members can benefit from point-of-care online claim
submissions via the TELUS Health eClaims web portal service. Specifically
designed to accelerate and simplify claims processing, TELUS' eClaims service
allows allied healthcare providers — notably physiotherapists, chiropractors
and vision care providers, as well as naturopathic doctors, massage therapists
and acupuncturists in certain provinces — to offer their patients the
convenience of point-of-care claim services.
The TELUS Health eClaims web portal enables allied healthcare providers to
submit claims simply and quickly on behalf of patients who are Desjardins plan
members, thereby saving patients time and accelerating their reimbursement
payments. Healthcare providers already registered with TELUS eClaims can
automatically submit claims directly to Desjardins Financial Security.
"We are proud to offer our plan members and sponsors an easy-to-use service
that simplifies and accelerates the claims submission process for everyone,"
said Jean-François Chalifoux, senior vice-president of the Group and Business
Insurance division at DFS. "We are confident that TELUS Health's proven
web-based service will be a valuable addition to our 360º portfolio of
services, which we have developed to ensure efficiency and simplicity
throughout the entire claims process."
"We are pleased to bring Desjardins' plan members, a tool that will expedite
the reimbursement of their treatment process through online claims
submission," said Luc Vilandre, vice-president, Health Benefits Management at
TELUS Health. "We have long recognized the vast cost savings and productivity
gains of receiving online claims, and have remained at the forefront by
delivering an unmatched web-based service that simplifies the administrative
process for all parties, allowing healthcare providers to focus on the health
and well-being of their patients."
TELUS is a leader in Canada's claims and benefits management sector, providing
drug claims processing for 11 million Canadians. TELUS Health eClaims,
launched in 2010, has already been adopted by many members of the allied
healthcare community, with close to 13,000 providers now on board.
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 telushealth.com.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company
in Canada, with $10.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.0million customer
connections including 7.6million wireless subscribers, 3.4million wireline
network access lines, 1.3million Internet subscribers and more than 635,000
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 $260million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2million 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 telus.com.
About Desjardins Group Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial
group in Canada with assets of nearly $200 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, 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, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.
Information (for journalists only): Donna Ramirez TELUS Health 416-320-9309
Sarah Twomey Media Relations Advisor Desjardins Group 416-926-2700 or
1-877-906-5551, ext. 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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