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TELUS Health and Desjardins bring simplicity to online claims for Canada’s allied healthcare providers

December 5, 2012

Plan members benefit from easy point-of-care electronic claims
submissions and accelerated reimbursement

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ – As of December 2, Desjardins Financial
Security (DFS) plan members can benefit from point-of-care online claim
submissions via the TELUS Health eClaims web portal service.
Specifically designed to accelerate and simplify claims processing,
TELUS’ eClaims service allows allied healthcare providers — notably
physiotherapists, chiropractors and vision care providers, as well as
naturopathic doctors, massage therapists and acupuncturists in certain
provinces — to offer their patients the convenience of point-of-care
claim services.

The TELUS Health eClaims web portal enables allied healthcare providers
to submit claims simply and quickly on behalf of patients who are
Desjardins plan members, thereby saving patients time and accelerating
their reimbursement payments. Healthcare providers already registered
with TELUS eClaims can automatically submit claims directly to
Desjardins Financial Security.

“We are proud to offer our plan members and sponsors an easy-to-use
service that simplifies and accelerates the claims submission process
for everyone,” said Jean-François Chalifoux, senior vice-president of
the Group and Business Insurance division at DFS. “We are confident
that TELUS Health’s proven web-based service will be a valuable
addition to our 360º portfolio of services, which we have developed to ensure efficiency and
simplicity throughout the entire claims process.”

“We are pleased to bring Desjardins’ plan members, a tool that will
expedite the reimbursement of their treatment process through online
claims submission,” said Luc Vilandre, vice-president, Health Benefits
Management at TELUS Health. “We have long recognized the vast cost
savings and productivity gains of receiving online claims, and have
remained at the forefront by delivering an unmatched web-based service
that simplifies the administrative process for all parties, allowing
healthcare providers to focus on the health and well-being of their
patients.”

TELUS is a leader in Canada’s claims and benefits management sector,
providing drug claims processing for 11 million Canadians. TELUS Health
eClaims, launched in 2010, has already been adopted by many members of
the allied healthcare community, with close to 13,000 providers now on
board.

About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management.
TELUS Health gives health authorities, providers, physicians, patients
and consumers the power to turn information into better health
outcomes. For more information about TELUS Health, please visit telushealth.com.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.8 billion of annual revenue and
13.0 million customer connections including 7.6 million wireless
subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million
Internet subscribers and more than 635,000 TELUS TV customers. Led
since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a
wide range of communications products and services including wireless,
data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
international recognition. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.com.

About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of
nearly $200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in
Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full
range of financial products and services to its 5.6 million members and
clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and
Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal
Services, in Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,645 employees and the
commitment of nearly 5,400 elected officers. A new education and
cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the
general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation


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