Pharmacy Partnerships


Group Benefits Solutions has partnered with MHCSI (Lawtons/Sobeys) to offer savings to employees and retirees of member organizations enrolled in the Health Plan.  If you are in our health plan you are automatically enrolled.

Please contact MHCSI (Managed Health Care Services Incorporated) directly at 1-888-686-6427 if you would like more information, have questions regarding the programs, or need to replace a lost card.  Please note you will need to show the loyalty cards sent to you by mail to receive the coverage.

The MHCSI Supplementary Pharmacy Benefit Program (blue card) coverage gives you up to $3.00 against your out-of-pocket expenses per prescription filled at Lawtons Drugs or Sobeys Pharmacy and $0.75 per prescription filled with Sobeys Pharmacy by Mail.
The Lawtons Drugs Partner Discount Card Program (orange card) offers you savings on regular & sale priced items when you present your discount card at Lawtons Drugs (some exceptions apply).  If you would like to receive additional offers from Lawtons, you can opt in at

Also, the MHCSI Supplementary Pharmacy Benefit Program and the Lawtons Drugs Partner Discount Card Program is extended to employees of members of Health Association Nova Scotia who do not participate in the Extended Health Plan. These employees can enroll for the programs on-line by visiting and entering the Group Name: HANS NON-HEALTH and the Group Password: HNH69122.  If you would like more information on this program, please contact MHCSI directly at 1-888-686-6427.   Please note, if you are in the Health Association Nova Scotia Health Plan you are already enrolled and should not enroll on-line.



As part of the ongoing commitment to develop partnerships that create value for our plan members, we have a partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited to offer employees and retirees with prescription drug coverage, of member organizations, enrolled in the Health Association Nova Scotia Health Plan, savings on their pharmacy prescriptions.
The Loblaw Pharmacy Partnership Plan gives employees/retirees enrolled in the Health Association Nova Scotia Health Plan who fill their prescription at a Loblaw pharmacy in Nova Scotia additional savings on their dispensing fee per prescription.  Since plan members are responsible for paying the full dispensing fee, the coverage will provide access to a lower fee which automatically translates to a lower co-payment for plan members. Plan members will be provided with coverage that will result in an “out-of-pocket” savings of up to $3 compared to the standard dispensing fee
How does the program work?

Simply present your Manulife drug plan card at one of the many Loblaw pharmacies in Nova Scotia when filling a prescription. You will need to notify the pharmacy staff that you are a Health Association Nova Scotia plan member in order for your profile to be set up properly.  Once the pharmacy has set up the Loblaw Plan in your profile, your savings will be automatically coordinated with the Health Association Nova Scotia (Manulife) group policy number on their system for all future prescriptions. 
Which pharmacies are included in the Loblaw Pharmacy Partnership Plan?

Only pharmacies in the province of Nova Scotia operating under one of the following Loblaw banners: Atlantic Superstore, No Frills and Your Independent Grocer Pharmacies will be participating in the partnership.  To locate your nearest pharmacy partner in Nova Scotia, please visit – where you can also learn more about the e-Refill system.

Please check out our most recent bulletin for more details on the Loblaw Pharmacy Partnership Plan

Pharmacy arrangements do not preclude plan members from using other providers and Health Association Nova Scotia recognizes that many people have a strong relationship with their local pharmacist. Our aim is to use our economy of scale to provide plan members with added value and cost savings. To that end, if another organization is interested in a potential partnership, we would welcome those discussions.