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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March 29, 2018

Ontario unveils plans to extend OHIP+ to seniors with provincial budget announcement

The Ontario government announced plans to expand the OHIP+ program this week during the unveiling of the provincial budget. Beginning summer of 2019 individuals 65 or older will no longer be required to pay a deductible or co-payment for more than...

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February 28, 2018

Saskatchewan reinstates PST exemption on insurance premiums

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has announced the immediate reinstatement of provincial sales tax exemption on life and health insurance premiums. The PST was added on August 1, 2017, but reinstating the tax exemption was part of Premier Moe's...

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