NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 15, December 2001
Quebec act to establish a legal framework for information technology
According to the decree of October 17th, 2001, the Quebec act to establish a legal framework for information technology took effect last November 1st.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 14, December 2001
Social security programs
We are pleased to inform you about the latest developments regarding the main parameters of the major social security programs to assist you in planning your budget for the year 2002.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 13, November 2001
Exclusions included in group insurance policies
Following the September 11, 2001 events which took place in the United States, several Group Insurance Plan Managers raised questions on their insurance plans.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 12, October 2001
Bill 102 (Bill amending the Supplemental Pension Plans Act)
The draft Supplemental Pension Plans Regulations regarding the enforcement of Bill 102 (Bill amending the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and other legislations) was published in the Gazette officielle on Wednesday, September 26, 2001.
NB Bulletin Vol. 5 N. 11, August 2001
Health care Professionals' rate
It is our pleasure to present the results of our annual survey on current rates for consultations or treatments offered by the majority of "Health care Professionals". This inquiry was conducted in July 2001.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 10, August 2001
The eligibility and enrolment to the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec
The Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) has modified the criteria concerning the eligibility and enrolment to its medical and hospital plan. As of May 31, 2001, a waiting period of up to three months following enrolment to the plan is necessary for out of province citizens and foreign nationals establishing themselves in Quebec before being covered by the plan. These measures also apply to a spouse and any dependants who must also satisfy the criteria set by the RAMQ on eligibility and enrolment.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 9, July 2001
Bill 140, an Act respecting parental insurance
On May 25, 2001 the National Assembly adopted Bill 140, an Act respecting parental insurance. The Bill¸ which was given assent on May 30, 2001, outlines the structure of a future parental insurance plan within the province of Quebec.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 8, June 2001
The latest on Bill 102
We have learned that a first draft of the Regulations concerning the application of Bill 102 (The Act to amend the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and other legislative provisions) has been written by the Régie des rentes du Québec (RRQ).
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 7, June 2001
The changes to the Employment Insurance Act
Last February 2nd¸ the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada¸ Jane Stewart¸ tabled Bill C-2 in the House of Commons modifying the Employment Insurance Act. The bill¸ which was given assent on May 10¸ 2001¸ is a reincarnation of Bill C-44¸ tabled in the previous legislature.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 6, May 2001
The increase of phamacists' professional fees
As per a recent announcement¸ the Quebec government has legislated a statutory order for pharmacy owners, fixing the increase of their professional fees to 9.3% for the period of April 1, 1998 to March 31, 2002.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 5, April 2001
Life insurance coverage that decrease with age
WATCH OUT FOR LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE THAT DECREASES WITH AGE! An old complaint has resurfaced once again. In fact, ther's nothing new in the charge of discrimination in life insurance coverage offered under group insurance plans.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 4, April 2001
The latest changes regarding the RAMQ list
RAMQ has modified its eligible drug list, effective April 1, 2001, by transferring NicoretteTM, a product designed to help people quit smoking, from the exemption list to the general list as are NicodermTM and ZybanTM. Furthermore, HabitrolTM (nicotine skin patches) is also added to the general list.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 3. March 2001
The sale of RT Capital Management
In a press release issued March 2, 2001, the Royal Bank of Canada announced its intent to sell its subsidiary, RT Capital Management (RT Capital), Canada's largest investment manager of institutional funds with more than $30 billion under management.
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N. 2, Febuary 2001
Some issues in the Clair Commission report
In June 2000, the Government of Quebec mandated a commission presided by Mr. Michel Clair to examine how health and social services are organized and financed. This article makes a review on some of the findings discussed in the Clair commission report publicly disclosed on January 17th, 2001 regarding future health and social services needs and possible ways of financing these services
NB Bulletin Vol. 4 N, 1, January 2001
Financial market performances in the year 2000
With the beginning of the new year, it is appropriate to take an in-depth look at the financial market performances regarding the assets held by pension funds. The summary below shows the return for the year 2000 of each of the major asset classes.