Canadian Mail Order Pharmacy (Benefit Tips ® - © 2012)

For two decades Canadian mail order pharmacies have reduced drug costs by minimizing the dispensing fee, minimalizing the markup and supporting generic substitution.

You can encourage employees to use this lower cost distribution channel by providing information and financial incentives. Some clients limit the dispensing fee to the amount charged by mail order pharmacies. Others provide 100% coverage for medication purchased from a preferred mail order pharmacy and 80% coverage if purchased elsewhere.

While there numerous Canadian mail order pharmacies, these work with employers to reduce their drug benefit costs: