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CEWS and CERB programs – response to COVID-19

2020-04-15T12:59:12+00:00

Rayaz Khan | April 14, 2020 | Benefits Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this uncertain time when information regarding government support is rapidly changing. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy On March 30, the federal government announced [...]

CEWS and CERB programs – response to COVID-192020-04-15T12:59:12+00:00

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Final

2020-04-14T12:48:28+00:00

After being passed by Parliament and receiving Royal Assent over the weekend, the government has shared additional details on the federal 75 percent wage subsidy. Last week, the criteria for the program was “relaxed,” with just one major change coming from the weekend Parliamentary session. On Saturday, the opposition and government agreed to change the need to reapply [...]

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Final2020-04-14T12:48:28+00:00

Why Waiving Dental Co-payments is a “No, No”

2020-02-02T15:50:19+00:00

Although dental coverage today is different from true “insurance”, in that the plan sponsors pay for all the claims members use, plus an administration fee to the Insurer, dental coverage is viewed consistently as one of the most important and highly desirable aspects of an employee benefit plan. Recently, dentistry has been under scrutiny. Insurers [...]

Why Waiving Dental Co-payments is a “No, No”2020-02-02T15:50:19+00:00

PocketPills’ Virtual Pharmacy – (Game changer?)

2019-12-02T16:12:06+00:00

PocketPills is an online service that delivers medications right to your door. What has widely been hailed as the ‘UberEats” of pharmacies, PocketPills’ free delivery of pharmaceuticals is an easy way to fill prescriptions and manage medications for consumers in Canada. The pharmaceutical distribution company based out of Surrey, B.C. has a primary goal of [...]

PocketPills’ Virtual Pharmacy – (Game changer?)2019-12-02T16:12:06+00:00

Partnering for drug plan sustainability

2019-10-17T19:58:14+00:00

With the drug plan landscape continuing to shift and the idea of sustainability hanging in the balance, managing costs and value for the plan members is what is ultimately at risk. The 2019 Canadian Leadership Council on Drug Plan Partnerships recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the drug benefit and how it is an ongoing [...]

Partnering for drug plan sustainability2019-10-17T19:58:14+00:00