Private Insurers

Private insurers are any organization, which a patient or their employer contracts with, to pay for a portion of a patient’s medical expenses, which include insurance companies such as Great West Life, GMS, Sun Life, etc. Provincial and federal drug plans also may pay for a portion of a patient’s medical expenses, but they publically funded and have their own sub-sections in this website.

Insurance companies or private payors, often utilize adjudicators to process prescriptions and services online. For more information on adjudicators please see online adjudicators.

PAS is a part of the third party payor working group along with the other Provincial associations, organized by the CPhA (Canadian Pharmacists Association).The main goals of the group are to determine issues related to reimbursement of pharmacy benefits that impact the ability to provide quality care, address these issues and improve the working relationship with third party payors (adjudicators, private payors, insurance companies) to achieve these goals. 

What's New

2019‐2020 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program Participation

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) is registering pharmacies that plan to participate in the Province’s 2019‐2020 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program (the Program).

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Florinef Shortage Update

The Florinef shortage information is posted on behalf of medSask.

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SMAP Audit

Recently the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) sent out a communication about the SMAP audit done in February 2019. PAS wanted to follow up with some “quick tips” to assist with building on the improvement observed from previous audits.

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Congratulations Mike Stuber, Canadian Pharmacist of the Year!

Saskatchewan pharmacist, Mike Stuber, who specializes in HIV treatment and prevention is named the 2019 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year by CPhA.

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