Category Archives: Legislation

2022 Important Messages

Group Benefit Plan Administrators 2022 IMPORTANT MESSAGES Summary of changes to: Employment Insurance (EI), EI Reduction Program, Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB), Québec Parental Insurance Plan Premium (QPIP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Québec Pension Plan (QPP) and Provincial Health Care Premiums. VIEW PDF>  

5 paid sick days coming to workers in BC January 1, 2022

On November 24, 2021, B.C. became the first province in Canada to legislate a minimum of 5 paid sick days for all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including part-time, temporary or casual workers. This action is in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has highlighted that when workers […]

Patented Medicines Regulations: UPDATE July 13, 2020

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As reported by Kelsey Rolfe of Benefits Canada, reforms to the Patented Medicines Pricing Review Board (PMPRB) have been upheld by the Federal Court. This decision followed an application for judicial review by Innovative Medicines Canada and 16 pharmaceutical companies who opposed the amendments which included: In setting drug prices, a “basket” of 11 other […]

Changes to OHIP+ Effective April 1, 2019

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Recently, the Government of Ontario and insurer Industrial Alliance (IA) prepared some helpful information related to the upcoming changes to OHIP+. Our team assembled those details below to help our clients and plan administrators manage the transition. APRIL 1, 2019 OHIP+ WILL NO LONGER COVER INDIVIDUALS 24 YEARS OLD AND UNDER WITH DRUG COVERAGE THROUGH […]