Category Archives: Provincial Updates

Pan-Canadian Pricing Reduces Generic Drug Pricing Across the Country

Health Benefits
Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

The Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) is a joint initiative by Canada’s provinces and territories to achieve a better value for generic drugs in Canada. As a result of recent bargaining from pCPA, the price of the following fourteen generic drugs has been reduced to 18% of the equivalent brand name (…) [Read Full Article]

Do You Know These Important OHIP Coverage Details?

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

Do you and your employees know all the ins and outs of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)? If you’re not in the healthcare or benefits industry, chances are that you don’t. And you might be missing out on some great coverage options! Benefits plans are designed to wrap around (…) [Read Full Article]

Medical Coverage Length Extended for B.C. Vacationers

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by Mike Ignatz

In British Columbia, residents could not travel outside of the province for longer than six months without losing their Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage. Recently, the Canadian Snowbird Association requested that the six month residency requirement be altered to allow for longer trips abroad, whether in Canada or to the (…) [Read Full Article]

May 11th is Prescription Drug Drop Off Day in Ontario

Posted on May 10th, 2013 by Mike Ignatz

Last week, The Benefits Trust participated in a Twitter chat on healthcare fraud – #fraudchat – hosted by the Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association. Founded in 2000, the CHCAA aims to protect Canadians and Canadian healthcare by eliminating health care fraud, waste, and abuse. In addition to the variety of (…) [Read Full Article]

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