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January 09, 2018

Ontario's OHIP+ program takes effect

As of January 1, Ontario’s OHIP+ program took effect, providing free prescription drug coverage for individuals 24 and under for medicines listed in...

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March 22, 2017

2017 Federal Budget: potential for employer paid maternity leave top up to be impacted

After a delay, on Wednesday Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled a largely status quo budget as the Liberal government attempts to prepare for policy changes in the U.S.

Maternity leave top ups could be impacted

Among the announcements...

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February 22, 2017

BC BUDGET REVEALS MSP PREMIUM NOT TO INCREASE IN 2017

On February 21 the BC budget announced a reminder that the 4% Medical Service Plan premium rate increase for 2017, which was announced in the 2016 budget, was not implemented. Instead, the maximum MSP premium will remain $75 per month per adult, as...

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February 02, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backs off proposed health and dental tax

In the face of a public outcry against the Federal Government's potential proposal of introducing a new tax on employer-sponsored health and dental benefit premiums, On February 1st Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the federal government...

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