SAN JUAN, PR — Pharmacy benefit manager Abarca and Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), on behalf of its managed care subsidiary, Triple-S Salud, today announced the launch of Triple-S en Casa, Puerto Rico’s first prescription home delivery program.
“It has never been more important to expand access to prescription medications than it is today,” said Jason Borschow, president and CEO at Abarca. ”Abarca and Triple-S have collaborated on many initiatives to deliver a better pharmacy benefit experience for millions of people in Puerto Rico. And now, Triple-S en Casa will provide the convenience of home delivery and peace of mind for members at a time they need it most.”
Originally scheduled for later this spring, the launch of Triple-S en Casa was expedited to expand medication access during the COVID-19 crisis.
For many people, having their prescriptions delivered at home is not just a convenience; it is a necessity. Lack of mobility, access to transportation, and other social determinants not only impact the health of members, they can also increase costs for health plans. Triple-S en Casa was developed to address these challenges head-on.
Powered by Darwin, Abarca’s industry-leading PBM platform, Triple-S en Casa allows members to order, manage, and schedule delivery for prescriptions through an intuitive mobile app. This program was developed in partnership with Alivia Health, the largest Puerto Rican pharmaceutical services provider, to fill and deliver prescriptions.
“Over the past seven years, we have developed a strong partnership with Abarca that has resulted in significant improvements in the health of our members. This partnership and its resulting initiatives are a key component of our company’s transformation strategy, centered around our members,” said Madeline Hernández-Urquiza, president of Triple-S Salud and Triple-S Advantage. “Our organizations are aligned in our commitment to finding a better way in healthcare in Puerto Rico, and we look forward to continuing to work closely together to do so.”
Triple-S en Casa will be available to all Triple-S commercial and Medicare Advantage plans.