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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Provision Name Repealed Bill 148 Provision New Bill 47 Provision Effective Date Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) All employers must provide 10 days of PEL per calendar year, the first 2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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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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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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Ontario Drug Benefit Plan

ONTARIO DRUG BENEFIT PLAN With the recent implementation of the OHIP+ coverage which extends the Ontario Drug Benefit plan to Ontario residents under the age of 25, we have taken this opportunity to post a copy of this document on our website.  This will provide you with a detailed list of what is now covered […]

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Summary of Bill 148- Changes to Employment Standards Act, 2000

Summary of Bill 148- Changes to Employment Standards Act, 2000 Attached is a summary of changes for the upcoming year impacting the Employment Standard Act, 2000. Many of the proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act are scheduled to take place on a rolling basis. As of January 1, 2018, many of the increased leave requirements are set […]

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Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act On November 22, 2017, Ontario passed The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 which will raise the minimum wage, expand personal emergency leave, and increase enforcement of employment laws. Highlights of the passed changes include: Ontario’s general minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour on January 18, 2018 then to […]

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Prescription Drugs for Ontario Children

Effective January 2018, all Ontario Children under the age of 25 will receive free prescription drug coverage.  The prescriptions covered will include all drugs currently listed on the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) plan which totals approximately 4,400 prescriptions. It is important to note this does not replace prescription drug coverage offered through an employer sponsored […]

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