October 3, 2019

October 2019 – National Pharmacare and Private Drug Plan Sponsors

Current Issues: • Drugs administered outside of a hospital setting are paid by private plans; • Many high-cost drugs (and life-sustaining) are administered outside a hospital setting;
September 5, 2019

September Newsletter – It’s Back to School Time!

It’s September, your college or university-bound dependent may still be eligible for benefit coverage under your plan if they are:
August 8, 2019

August 2019 – Attention: PLAN SPONSORS – Closing Knowledge Gaps

Today, ever more plan sponsors are searching for ways to improve the overall health & wellness of their employee population. Many plan sponsors are implementing proactive & preventative employee wellness programs with the goal of garnering positive health outcomes for their staff.
July 19, 2019
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July 2019 – Natural Health Products (NHPs)

Want to improve your knowledge of NHPs? Using natural health products can be a good way to maintain or improve your health, but just because a product is natural doesn’t mean it is safe or you to use.
July 19, 2019
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June 2019 – Healthy Living

  Contact Us benefitsConnect Inc. 42 St. Clair Avenue East Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M9 Health Tips Now that the summer season is upon us, […]
July 19, 2019
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May 2019 – Why back pain is difficult to diagnose and how you can get clarity

Back pain is very common and can sometimes be severe or debilitating, with about 80 percent of adults experiencing lower back pain at some point in their lifetime.
July 19, 2019
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April 2019 – OHIP Changes

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to make changes to Ontario Drug Benefit Program coverage for children and youth aged 24 years and under (OHIP+) February 27, 2019
July 19, 2019
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March 2019 – NEW five-week parental sharing to start in March 2019

When women have equal opportunities to succeed, they are powerful agents of change—driving strong economic growth and improving the quality of life for their families and their communities. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, helped mark the first-ever Gender Equality Week by announcing that the Government of Canada intends to launch the new parental sharing benefit on March 17, 2019. This is much earlier than planned and a big step towards promoting greater gender equality at home and in the workplace.
July 19, 2019
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February 2019 – Ontario Bill 47 and Bill 148 Comparison Chart

As of November 21, 2018, the Ontario government passed Bill 47. The Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 makes changes to equal pay, personal emergency leave, and other areas of workplace standards as of January 1, 2019. Is your organization prepared?
July 19, 2019
Brainstorming and technology

January 2019 – Technology is influencing

Employers will rely more on technology to shape and analyze their future wellness offerings, according to a global workforce well-being survey by consultancy Buck. The survey, which polled more than 250 employers, found the majority of organizations are planning to offer workplace health competitions (62 per cent), stress management programs (60 per cent), workplace environment improvements (58 per cent), online courses and training for healthy lifestyles (57 per cent) and online decision-support tools (52 per cent).