MHCSI Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program

Introducing the MHCSI Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program

Members and Eligible Dependents

PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEI UPSE) 

Dear Member: 

Re: Introducing the MHCSI Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program

In recent months, the PEI UPSE was presented with an opportunity to participate in an innovative Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program offered by MHCSI- Managed Health Care Services Inc. as part of the Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society (ACHCCS) member benefits that delivers enhanced value for Health Benefit Plans. 

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that the PEI UPSE, have assessed the merits of this program, and are pleased to announce our participation effective AUGUST 1, 2014. Participation in the program is purely voluntary; however, we encourage you to participate by choosing one of the participating preferred pharmacy provider locations – Lawtons Drugs, Sobeys Pharmacy, and Sobeys Pharmacy by Mail – when filling your prescriptions (see for the location nearest you). Members can enroll for the program on-line by visiting and entering the Group Name: PEIUPSE and the Group Password: PEI69123 or complete the enclosed enrolment form and return by fax/mail to MHCSI. MHCSI will mail your personalized ID cards directly to you so that you can access the program benefits.

We would like to point out the key benefits/advantages of this program to you at this time:

When using your MHCSI drug card when filling prescriptions / accessing pharmacy services at MHCSI participating preferred pharmacy provider network locations (Lawtons Drugs, Sobeys Pharmacy), you will receive additional coverage commencing at up to $3.00 per prescription against your out-of-pocket expenses. This coverage will be administered for you at the point of sale (i.e. on-line at the pharmacy). By using the MHCSI participating preferred pharmacies, you will save money on the overall cost of your drug benefit expenses. Please note: You must also present your Primary drug card (if applicable, and / or any other drug card you may also have {on a spousal plan}, for example) to the pharmacy. This program does not replace your Primary drug card, but offers you supplementary coverage to your primary plan.

Also, each member (and spouse- if family coverage) receives a Lawtons Drugs Partner Discount Card which entitles you to the Lawtons Front Store Purchase Program (similar to the Lawtons Employee Purchase Program). You will enjoy a wide range of discounts on your front store purchases at any Lawtons Drugs in Atlantic Canada when you use this card. 

We thank you in advance for your support of this program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact MHCSI at 1-888-686-6427 or your Board of Trustee, Karen Jackson at 902-892-5335 for more information.

Yours respectfully,

Karen Jackson, President