SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

September 07, 2011 08:25 ET

Prescription for Success: NexgenRx Chooses Primus Business Services to Facilitate Rapid Growth

Partnership With Group Health, Dental and Pharmacy Benefits Administrator Will Support Long-Term Business and Technology Requirements

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., ("Primus") a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI), today announced it has successfully completed the migration of NexgenRx to Primus Business Services' private Cloud Computing Platforms, with fully managed Network Security, Colocation, and Managed System Administration Services. The five-year Agreement was the end result of a comprehensive and consultative process which showcased Primus' ability to provide full end-to-end IT infrastructure support and services for growing businesses. Based on a solutions roadmap specifically developed for NexgenRx by Primus, the Agreement will allow the health benefits administrator to realize its long-term business and technology requirements.

The decision by NexgenRx to partner with Primus Business Services was due to the elasticity for expansion within the cloud offering, without concern for hardware replacement, and Primus' extensive compliance achievements. The Primus team provides NexgenRx with a wide range of systems engineers and technical support professionals to better manage their on-line infrastructure. This enables NexgenRx to focus on the on-going IT development of their proprietary adjudication platform and growing the core business of their unique industry game changing service model. With reduced capital spending and a switch to an infrastructure service model, NexgenRx is able to quickly and easily adjust their IT needs as the market evolves.

As the desire for an alternative to the insurer-centric model in group insurance benefits continues, employers are turning to the more flexible and cost-effective health benefit solutions offered by NexgenRx to manage their costs. "In our extensive search for the best technical solution in the market, Primus was the obvious choice for both our immediate and long-term needs, as the Company has proven itself to be a leader in technology and managed services," stated Ron Stubbington, NexgenRx Manager, Operations Infrastructure.

"Working in partnership with NexgenRx, we were able to implement IT best practices over a range of services that will ultimately solidify the Company's growing infrastructure while supporting its back end," commented Jeff Lorenz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Primus Business Services.

"As NexgenRx enters the next phase of growth from its current 70,000 transactions per week, representing over $275 million dollars worth of claims, it is imperative that the Company has a sound, scalable robust IT framework in order to keep pace with this growth. Through cloud-based hosting and an air-tight network security model, the Company is poised to continue its trajectory for expansion, without the need for concern regarding the technology required," said Ron Loucks, NexgenRx President & CEO.

NexgenRx provides over 500,000 lives with a seamless and efficient way of managing their drug, dental and extended health benefits. The Company operates a network of 7,800 pharmacies and 18,000 dentists to process drug and dental claims electronically in real time. For this reason, it was paramount for the Company to partner with an IT provider that had the capabilities to manage a complex and robust system successfully and with ease.

About NexgenRx
NexgenRx is a growing health benefits management company engaged in the design, management and administration of health benefit plans offered by employers and other plan sponsors for the benefit of their employees and plan members. More information on NexgenRx can be found at

About Primus Canada Business Services
Primus Canada Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security, disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice and IP connectivity solutions to more than 60,000 Canadian companies. Primus Canada Business Services owns and manages eight world-class, state-of-the-art data centres across Canada. Global companies are able to take advantage of PTGi's international presence with data centres in Australia and Brazil. Primus Canada Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Visit for more information.

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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