OHIP+ Youth Drug program – changes April 1, 2019

Background  In January 2018, the previous Ontario Liberal government launched OHIP+ Youth Drug program, with an estimated annual cost of $465 million. It was designed to provide coverage to all OHIP-insured dependents under the age of 25 for the roughly 4,400 drugs...

OHIP+ Being Repealed – In Part

Six months following the implementation of the OHIP+ drug coverage for Ontarians under the age of 25, the new provincial government is repealing it, at least in part. Effective January 1, 2018, all Ontario residents under the age of 25 received full reimbursement of...

Changes to Employment Insurance

The employment insurance (EI) waiting period: what it means for EI claimants The Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period is the unpaid period just prior to the date on which a claimant may begin to receive EI benefits.  It has been set at two weeks since 1971....

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Update- January 2017

On June 20, 2016 at the Federal- Provincial- Territorial Finance Minister’s Meeting in Vancouver, an agreement in principle was reached on Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement. Summary The primary objective of the CPP enhancement is to increase the retirement...

Quebec Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan- Update April 2016

The Quebec government has regulated that starting on December 31, 2016, all companies with a business establishment in Quebec with at least 5 employees, who have at least 1 year of uninterrupted service, will be required to set up a Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan...

More changes to Ontario’s drug system

Background There has been significant media attention surrounding the provincial governments proposed changes to the drug system. The following is designed to provide you with some unbiased information on the impact of these changes. The Transparent Drug System For...