TELUS Health and Desjardins bring simplicity to online claims for Canada's allied healthcare providers

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 
accelerated reimbursement 
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. 
About TELUS 
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 
video. 
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 
Donna.Ramirez@telus.com 
Sarah Twomey Media Relations Advisor Desjardins Group 416-926-2700 or 
1-877-906-5551, ext. 2015 sarah.twomey@dfs.ca media@desjardins.com 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2012/05/c6418.html 
CO: TELUS Corporation
ST: Quebec
NI: TLS HEA  
-0- Dec/05/2012 15:15 GMT
 
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.