The Advisor

July 09, 2018

B.C.: a new health tax for employer-paid benefits to be introduced in 2019

The B.C. government has proposed a new employer-health tax as a step to eliminate the current Medical Services Plan (MSP), which they say will...

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April 20, 2018

The Federal Standing Committee on Health recommends a single-payer universal public drug plan in new report

This week the federal Standing Committee on Health released the Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for all Canadians report detailing numerous recommendations, one of which is to expand the Canada Health Act to provide universal...

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February 28, 2018

Sun Life to add medical marijuana to group benefits plans

In response to rising interest among some of their clients, Sun Life Financial is adding medical marijuana to its coverage options for group benefit plans. 

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February 01, 2018

Prices expected to be reduced for some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in Canada

The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA), with the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) announced earlier this week that as of April 1, 2018, the prices of nearly 70 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in Canada will be...

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