Ontario budget: Children and Youth Pharmacare

May 11, 2017

Under the heading “Helping Parents”, the 2017 Ontario Budget has introduced OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare (OHIP+), proposing free prescription drug coverage for four million children and youth aged 24 and under in Ontario.

Decrease in premium tax delayed

Apr 13, 2017

Benefits and Pension Monitor News: The Quebec government has delayed, by five years, the decrease in the compensation tax on insurance premiums, thereby depriving plan sponsors of an expected reduction of 0.18 per cent in this tax.

Quebec budget: Compensation tax on insurance premiums

Apr 10, 2017

The Quebec government’s budget tabled on March 28, 2017 delayed, by five years, the decrease in the compensation tax on insurance premiums, thereby depriving plan sponsors of an expected reduction of 0.18% in this tax.

Saskatchewan budget: New tax on insurance premiums

Apr 10, 2017

Changes to Saskatchewan’s provincial sales tax (PST) were announced in the recent 2017 budget.

Expanded coverage for hepatitis C drugs

Apr 10, 2017

It was recently announced that the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) had reached an agreement with several drug manufacturers regarding pricing arrangements for six high cost prescription drugs that treat hepatitis C.

Morneau Shepell to provide assistance to global expats

Mar 24, 2017

Benefits Canada: Morneau Shepell is partnering with the Immigration Industry Association to provide employee assistance services to expatriates, migrants and people who are considering migrating.

Letter: Gambling industry helps addicts

Mar 20, 2017

Quad-City Times: The Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association teams with Morneau Shepell.

Employers face hard questions until national drug program becomes reality

Mar 15, 2017

Benefits Canada: Employers are taking several approaches to managing high-cost drugs.