The Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society is a voluntary association comprised of Benefit Plans, Pension Plans, Unions & Associations located throughout Atlantic Canada. The ACHCCS was primarily founded (back in 2008) to ensure quality service health care, and to control and reduce health care costs through deep discount mass purchasing, while allowing each Benefit Plan, Pension Fund, Union & Association to stay autonomous, and to ensure the availability of innovative, quality health care, insurance, financial and affinity delivery systems for participants of the Plans' and their beneficiaries.
The Coalation currenty has more than 67 Member Groups comprised of over 800 Union Locals, is the first Coalition of its kind in Canada and is also a member of the National Labor Alliance of Health Care Coaltions.
The Coalition membership now totals a little over 250,000 Union members, and together with their spouses and dependents, totals well over 500,000 people who are entitled to participate in the various Coalition Programs negotiated with Benefit Providers.
Current Benefit Providers include: Managed Health Care Services Inc (Drug Coverage Discount Programs), The Co-Operators (Group Auto and Home Insurance), Optum Rx (Prescription Discount Card for members and retirees to use when travelling to the US), Connect Hearing (Hearing Care Professionals Network), and Canada Fleet Operations (Fleet Discount Pricing with Chrystler Canada).
Application for Membership, a full list of all coalition member groups and further contact information can be found on the Coalition's website, at: http://www.achccs.ca/