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Changes to OHIP Travel Insurance- January 1, 2020

In May 2019 the Provincial Government announced they would be changing coverage for Out of Country Medical Emergency.  The brunt of these claims have been paid by private insurance companies, but this move now pushes almost all the responsibility from the province to prviate insurance companies and travellers. Originally slated to go into effect on […]

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Working with a Benefit Specialist is Important!

Working with a Benefit Specialist should be your first step when setting up an effective employee benefits plan.  Connect with us and find out why!    Strategic Benefits Presentation  

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Provision Name Repealed Bill 148 Provision New Bill 47 Provision Effective Date Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) All employers must provide 10 days of PEL per calendar year, the first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