Enhanced prior authorization process means timely treatment for plan members

Prescription drugs that require prior authorization typically treat complex conditions and are very expensive. With so many different medications available and more added to the market all the time, analyzing prior authorization drug requests has become more complex.

To make sure plan members get the right medication for their medical condition at the right time, we’ve partnered with Cubic Health Inc. Since 2003, this Canadian company has combined their analytical and pharmaceutical expertise to support sustainable employee benefit plans.

Pharmaceutical experts at Cubic Health review prior authorization requests for drugs prescribed to treat:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Crohn’s/colitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Psoriasis
  • Cancer
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Rare genetic disorders

There’s no change to our current process, but we’ve revised the prior authorization forms to ensure the prescribing specialist provides all necessary information. These forms can be found by accessing Benefits Now® for Plan Members or by calling the Group Client Service Centre.