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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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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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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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How Much Should I Spend on Benefits?

As a benefit specialist we are regularly asked by employers, who are looking to implement a new benefits plan, “how much should I spend”?  There are many anecdotal responses, driven from historical facts, however in my opinion the right answer is, how much can you afford to spend? The needs for a benefits plan can vary depending […]

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