Medtipster.com Selected by Saint Clair County, Mich. to Lower Employee Cost on Generic Drugs
Michigan’s 12th Largest County Offers Employees a Personalized Portal for Saving on Generic Drugs
Troy, Mich. – December 21, 2010 – Saint Clair County Michigan and Medtipster.com, a healthcare technology company, announced they will partner to help Saint Clair County employees save money on generic drugs and other healthcare expenditures. Using an online portal, Saint Clair County Michigan employees and their dependents can access customized information locating opportunities to spend less on their generic drugs and other relevant healthcare purchases. Medtipster.com features real-time cost information that their members can use to save over 20% on their generic drugs and other relevant healthcare expenditures.
“In today’s challenging economy, employers are searching to find creative avenues that will reduce the cost of generic drugs while still providing quality products and services for their employees,” said Medtipster.com President, Jason A. Klein. “With our customized online solution, we are very optimistic that we’ll be able to help our clients realize dramatic savings without plan design changes or cost shifting. Our solution puts employees in the driving seat, as it relates to their healthcare costs.”
After analyzing their client’s pharmacy claims data, Medtipster sends cost saving alerts to their client’s employees when savings opportunities are found. Users can also use the site to proactively research cost alternatives themselves.
“We are very committed to our employees and are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain a strong employee benefit package,” said Tina Delia, Senior Human Resources Specialist, Saint Clair County Michigan. "Medtipster.com has the potential to give our employees the tools they need to make smarter generic drugs purchasing decisions.”
“When you give employees accurate and meaningful information about their healthcare and their choices, consistently they will make far better decisions about their healthcare and its’ cost.” Klein said. “And naturally that’s an advantage for everyone.”
Medtipster (www.medtipster.com) was developed to provide the public with a solution to the rising cost of healthcare. Using Medtipster’s proprietary technology, consumers simply type in their drug name, dosage and zip code, and instantly find prescription drugs available on discount generic programs, and where they can find them right in their own neighborhoods. Many of these drugs are available for $4 or less. Prescription drugs that are not on a discounted generic program often have therapeutic alternatives that are. The vast majority of all medical conditions can be treated with drugs available on one of the discount generic drug programs available on Medtipster. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Medtipster is the brainchild of five Michigan executives, who combined their collective experience of 100 years in the pharmaceutical industry to provide Americans with substantial savings on their prescription drug and healthcare expenses.
About Saint Clair County Michigan
Saint Clair County Michigan, founded in 1820, has over 164,000 residents positioned on the western shores of Lake Saint Clair. Home to the Blue Water Bridge, a twin-span international bridge that links the United States to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, the county’s combination of physical attractiveness and economic diversity make Saint Clair County Michigan unique. For more information, please visit: www.stclaircounty.org
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