Retirement Compliance

It has been almost five years since the Retirement Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) guidelines were introduced (December 31, 2005) in Canada. These guidelines are designed to ensure that plan members are receiving ongoing education and communication surrounding their...

Preferred Pharmacy Program

The Leslie Group is pleased to offer our clients a preferred pharmacy dispensing fee program that will assist in reducing and containing rising prescription drug costs while not reducing the coverage for plan members. The average total prescription drug cost is...

The End of Mandatory Retirement

Originally pubslished on : http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/resources/factsheets/endmandatoryretirement    As of December 12, 2006, the Ontario  Human Rights Code protects all persons aged 18 and over against discrimination in employment on the basis of their age. This...

Harmonized Sales Tax Impact on Group Benefits

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Impact on Group Benefits The new HST covers new (Ontario and British Columbia) and increased (Nova Scotia) Harmonized Sales Taxes effective July 1, 2010. Ontario: HST will be 13% (ON portion 8% plus 5% GST) British Columbia: HST will be 12%...

More changes to Ontario’s drug system

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 Patients Act,...

The Small Business Group Insurance Challenge

With an increasingly restless and stressed-out work force facing erosion of medicare benefits and ever-spiralling prescription drug costs, employers are under more pressure than ever to provide comprehensive private group benefits packages for their staff. But for...