For many years, hospitals and other institutions have used special medication dispensing systems to help patients adhere to their prescription instructions. Now, GSC includes PocketPills with your health insurance options as just one more way they help take care of you and your family’s health.
PocketPills is an online pharmacy platform that helps you manage medication safely, easily and cost effectively — without even leaving home.
GSC health insurance policyholders and their family members simply go online through the website or handy app to fill prescriptions through PocketPills. The cost is managed directly so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. There is no need to worry about billing or submitting a receipt for reimbursement for covered prescriptions.
- Doorstep delivery
Having easy access to medication is more important than ever for Canadians, especially those dealing with chronic health issues. With PocketPills there are no more trips to the pharmacy. All your medication will be delivered by Canada Post in plain, discreet packaging. You will be notified by email or text message when your parcel will arrive. You can track your order with your tracking number.
- Virtual access to pharmacists and quick delivery
Questions about your medication or prescription? You can live chat, text or schedule a phone call with your PocketPills pharmacist at your convenience. And instead of dropping off your prescription, you can ask your medical clinic to fax it directly to PocketPills. You can transfer your refills from your current pharmacy, or you can get a free mailing kit and send them to PocketPills. In most cases, medication is shipped within one business day and arrives within three to five business days.
- Choose Packets of Medications or Traditional Vials
If you are not taking multiple medications and are happy with traditional vials, that is how you will receive your medication.
However, now you can also choose to have your medications delivered in individually sealed packets stamped with the names of the drugs and the date and time when they should be taken.
This packaging system is convenient for anyone with multiple medications to manage, those with memory issues, and seniors who have difficulty sorting pills. Plus, if you need to travel, you can just tear a couple of packets off a strip and take them with you.
And if you’ve ever been frustrated by not being able to open your prescription bottle or spilling medications, the easy-to-open pocket packs solve the problem.
- Set up Automatic Reminders, Renewals and Savings
You can refill, renew and manage your entire family’s prescriptions from the PocketPills website or app. Each medication ordered will have a low dispensing fee of $7 whether it is for a small supply, 30 days or longer. The fee you pay includes free delivery to your home or work, making your PocketPills choice very affordable.
And you benefit from direct billing to your health insurance plan instead of submitting a receipt for reimbursement. The partnership gives plan sponsors and members the unprecedented ability to receive online access to medication — without worrying about billing.
You can choose from three GSC benefits program options (and from 12 different plans) that all provide Change4Life and health and dental insurance for you and your family with coverage for services and treatments not covered by your government health plan like:
- Prescription drugs
- Dental care for Basic, Comprehensive Basic and/or Major Services
- Extended healthcare costs like vision care, accidental dental, ambulance transportation, hearing aids, home support, medical items, eye examinations, professional/registered therapists including chiropractor, foot-care specialist (chiropodist/podiatrist), naturopath, osteopath, physiotherapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, psychologist, registered social worker, speech therapist
- Optional hospital accommodation for semi-private and/or private rooms.
PRISM PRECISION® provides practical, basic health insurance options. There is no medical questionnaire and coverage is guaranteed even if you have a pre-existing medical condition.
PRISM SPECTRA® delivers comprehensive coverage for you and your family with high benefit maximums. There is a medical questionnaire you must complete to qualify for coverage.
PRISM CONTINUUM® is the best solution if you, your spouse or dependents have left an employer group health benefit plan within the last 90 days and want guaranteed coverage, including for pre-existing medical conditions.
Do you need help selecting the Prism® plan best suited to your healthcare needs and budget? Just contact us at SBIS at 416-601-0429 or 1-800-667-0429 toll-free or go online to apply today!
Here’s to your good health, great health insurance and rewards!