RSSCategory: Legislative Updates

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budget Highlights for 2015

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Budget Highlights for 2015

A summary of Federal, Provincial and Territorial budget highlights for 2015 to provide an idea of current and future directions related to legislation that may impact employee benefits and/or group insurance plans.

Pharmacists’ Scope is Expanded in Quebec

Pharmacists’ Scope is Expanded in Quebec

An update to Quebec’s legislation, Bill 28, that expands pharmacist powers in the Province.

What Happens To Group Benefits Coverage When the Employment Contract is Terminated?

What Happens To Group Benefits Coverage When the Employment Contract is Terminated?

What happens to group benefits when the employment contract is terminated – statutory notice period and common law notice period as well as underwriting exceptions and extensions available.

Changes to Drug Reimbursement in Quebec – Bill 28

Changes to Drug Reimbursement in Quebec – Bill 28

A detailed discussion of the Quebec government’s implementation of Bill 28 that changes pharmacist powers in Quebec.

Canadian Provincial Drug Reform Overview

Canadian Provincial Drug Reform Overview

Drug reform has swept across Canada with 5 provinces making changes in 2010 and 2011 to the way generic drugs are regulated in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The proposed changes drastically change the drug landscape and the delivery of drug benefits, both from the public’s perspective through government-funded programs, and from the private perspective and employer-provided group health insurance programs.