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Benecard PBF And Clark County Firefighters IAFF Local 1908 Announce Innovative Prescription Benefit Agreement
Published on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 (1:43 p.m.)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2013
BENECARD PBF AND CLARK COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 1908 ANNOUNCE INNOVATIVE PRESCRIPTION BENEFIT AGREEMENT
ORLANDO, FL – The Clark County (Nevada) Firefighters IAFF Local 1908 announced that BeneCard PBF was awarded a three year contract to provide prescription benefits to Local 1908’s 2,900 members and retirees effective January 1, 2014. BeneCard PBF is a leading transparent Prescription Benefit Facilitator (PBF) offering fully transparent and aligned prescription management solutions.
Pierre King, Clark County Firefighters Chairman, noted that “first responders in Clark County cover an area the size of New Jersey and it is the responsibility of Local 1908 to make sure our firefighters and emergency service providers are getting the best services they can to keep the residents of and visitors to southern Nevada safe.” Mr. King added that “we conducted an extensive search to find the best prescription benefit facilitator for our health insurance Trust and are very happy to be working with BeneCard PBF. We're impressed with BeneCard PBF's commitment to transparency and their union experience. We're looking forward to a very productive relationship with BeneCard PBF.”
In early March, Local 1908 issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for transparent prescription benefit administration. Local 1908 sought an innovative partner with full service prescription management capabilities, an exceptional service background and proven excellence in supporting unions. BeneCard PBF won the contract based upon its practice of aligning the interests of the PBF, client and patient to ensure proper use of medication through innovative clinical tools and an engaged membership while passing through 100% of all discounts and rebates to Local 1908.
“By selecting a PBF with a flexible and advanced claim technology platform that integrates medical data at the point of service, Local 1908 and BeneCard PBF are providing members with healthier outcomes,” says Robert Cascarano, BeneCard PBF Executive Vice President. “Our model has demonstrated value for a wide range of clients and we look forward to helping Local 1908 provide innovative solutions to their members.”
“BeneCard PBF has a rich heritage of serving organized labor” shared Sales Director Arlene Altamura, “when we met with Local 1908 it was clear that our size, our experience with unions and our programs will meet their goals to provide a best in class experience for their members.”
BeneCard PBF, a division of Benecard Services, Inc., is based in Orlando, Florida with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. BeneCard PBF combines a 30-year history of administering fixed rate prescription benefit programs with a management team of pharmacists and industry experts who focus on self-funded prescription benefit program administration. BeneCard PBF’s mission is to improve patient health by aligning the mutual interests of payers, pharmacies and providers by filtering the wide range of available information, focusing important data points and facilitating interaction between the patient, the prescriber and the pharmacist.