Benefit Costs

Ontario government to become second payer under OHIP+ changes

2018-07-12T22:01:36+00:00

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,” [...]

Ontario government to become second payer under OHIP+ changes2018-07-12T22:01:36+00:00

2016 DRUG TRENDS AT A GLANCE (Express Scripts Report)

2018-04-17T15:54:35+00:00

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2016, Express Scripts Canada’s analysis of private-plan spending trends once again reflected opposing cost forces.  Factors driving an increase in drug spend have outweighed downward pressure on drug costs. At the same time, high-cost drugs and high-cost patients continued to create troubling trend acceleration. These new medicines offer high cure rates for [...]

2016 DRUG TRENDS AT A GLANCE (Express Scripts Report)2018-04-17T15:54:35+00:00

Green Shield Canada 2014 Health Study

2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

Recently, Green Shield Canada (GSC) came out with their 2014 Health Study.  This was an innovative look at the trends this large Insurer is seeing in their block of business.  The results have been sorted by age bands and includes health claims data; in addition to the more familiar drug data.  High level, we learned [...]

Green Shield Canada 2014 Health Study2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

Suggested Dental Fee Guide Increases for 2015

2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

Suggested Dental Fee Guide Increases for 2015 It’s that time of year when most provincial and territorial dental associations’ release their annual dental fee guides. Typically, there is an overall increase for dental services provided by general practitioners. We use the information contained in the dental fee guides to establish reimbursement levels for the dental [...]

Suggested Dental Fee Guide Increases for 20152018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

Express Script 2013 Drug Trend Report Summary

2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

The Express Script report is 86 pages and although it makes for great reading, the skinny essentials were noted on the 1st couple of pages of the report (excerpted below): Executive Summary / Trends and a Glance According to the Express Script report, prescription drugs play an important and increasingly essential role in reducing the impact [...]

Express Script 2013 Drug Trend Report Summary2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00
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