Group Benefits

Article picked up by Benefits Canada

2020-02-03T04:50:57+00:00

Many thanks to Benefits Canada for publishing my latest article on what we saw in 2019 and earlier with respect to premium benefits cost trends. All too often, we are hearing from Insurers and those publishing their 'trend surveys' that high single digit costs escalations should be expected; given high cost drugs, etc. Then, not surprising [...]

Article picked up by Benefits Canada2020-02-03T04:50:57+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

2019 Sanofi Healthcare Survey: Identifying gaps for a changing workforce

2019-07-15T10:39:34+00:00

The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey is an annual report that strives to shed light on topics including workplace wellness, health concerns and the impact of chronic disease. The report tries to identify and address the changes needed from both plan members and sponsors for a healthy workforce. This annual report surveyed 1,505 plan members and [...]

2019 Sanofi Healthcare Survey: Identifying gaps for a changing workforce2019-07-15T10:39:34+00:00