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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Provision Name Repealed Bill 148 Provision New Bill 47 Provision Effective Date Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) All employers must provide 10 days of PEL per calendar year, the first 2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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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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2018 Federal Budget- Summary of Changes

        Thank you to Empire Life for providing this great summary of the recent 2018 Federal Budget changes.  Please click on the link below to see the full details of the 2018 budget.  Just message us if you would like any additional information.  Empire-Life-2018-Budget-EN-web  

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Generic Drug Price Reductions coming April 1 ,2018

Statement by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care January 29, 2018 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, following an announcement by the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association: “The new initiative between the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical […]

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Government Benefits- 2018

To assist you in understanding what Government benefits are available to you and your employees we have compiled this detailed document for your review. Strategic Benefits Government Benefits Document

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