Ontario’s new Conservative government has announced changes to the province’s youth pharmacare program to make it second payer for Ontarians under age 25 who have coverage through private benefits plans. “Today, our government is announcing our intent to fix the OHIP+ program by focusing benefits on those who do not have existing prescription drug benefits,” [...]
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Employee benefit plan sponsors will note that with each renewal, their Provider will assign a trend/inflation increase to their dental renewal rates for the upcoming period. Dental trend is broken down into two components; one being utilization, whereby there is an expectation of increased usage of the plan as members become more aware of their dental benefits and suppliers [...]
A new agreement between the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association will reduce the prices of nearly 70 generic drugs, including the most commonly prescribed medications. These include drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. Under the January 29 agreement, the prices of these generic [...]
Back in December 2017, Benefits Canada assembled some noted Consultants and top advisors to spend an afternoon talking about Pharmacare. I was privileged to be part of this group. As one of my colleagues noted in a Twitter post after the event, we did not break any new ground, but we all emerged with a [...]
Did you know if an employee is harassed within your workplace, you can be found liable? In recent events, one of our HR Services supplier Eclipse EIO dealt with a situation where an employee was harassed within the workplace. One of the owners of the company harassed one of the workers at the company, resulting [...]