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2019 Budget

Summary of 2019 Federal Budget at your Fingertips!

Click here 2019 Budget Summary for details on the 2019 Federal Budget and how it will  impact you!

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Changes to OHIP+ Effective April 1, 2019

OHIP+ Amendments Take Effect April 1, 2019 The Ontario government is making changes to its OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare program, as you know. The changes affect Ontario residents aged 24 and under, as follows: Those with prescription drug coverage under a private plan will access prescribed medicines through their private plan, as they did prior to the launch of OHIP+ […]

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2019 Government Benefits

2019 Guide to Government Benefits

A group benefits plan, and/or retirement savings plan, can be integrated with benefits paid by either your Provincial or the Federal arm of government.  It is important to understand what these government benefits are and how they impact your employee benefits plan and your business. To assist you we have summarized these benefits and provided […]

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Ontario’s Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act

Provision Name Repealed Bill 148 Provision New Bill 47 Provision Effective Date Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) All employers must provide 10 days of PEL per calendar year, the first 2 paid and the following 8 unpaid. All employees are entitled to the following leaves per calendar year: 3 unpaid days of sick leave 3 unpaid […]

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Compensation Disclosure: CLHIA Conflict of Interest

Check out the recently published article in Benefits Canada where The Benefits Alliance Group highlights conflict of interest in CLHIA’s compensation disclosure guideline. Benefits Alliance Group highlights conflicts of interest in CLHIA’s compensation disclosure guideline

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Changes coming to PIPEDA: Are you ready?

Effective November 1, 2018 updates to PIPEDA, previously announced in May 2018, will be going into effect.  Are you aware of these changes and has your business taken the necessary steps to remain compliant? Information taken directly from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website.  

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Science of Cannabinoids

Medical Cannabis- What do you know?

Medical cannabis will have an impact on almost every business.  What do you understand about it? Medical cannabis is another therapeutic option for a specific sub-populations of patients who have failed previous therapies; but is currently not the first line treatment for any condition. The human body already already contains cannabinoid receptors called the Human […]

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UPDATE- Exceptional Drug Access Program

In January 2018 reimbursement of prescription drugs for Ontario Residents under age 25 were to be covered through the OHIP+ program.  This includes all drugs currently listed under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan (ODB) and those listed under the Exceptional Drug Access Program (EDAP). If a drug is listed on the ODB or the EDAP, […]

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Self Service has Never Been so Easy!

Employees are in a better position to take control of their own benefits plan now.  Here is a quick snapshot on the types of services Employees can now do on their own.

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Exceptional Access Program & OHIP+: What do I do?

With the recent implementation of OHIP+ there have been specific situations where a drug is not currently on the ODP listing; however it is listed on the drug Exceptional Access Program.  In these situations the insurance company does not cover the drug because the medication could possibly be covered under the OHIP+ plan. When this happens the patient needs to […]

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