NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 11, December 2003
The 2004 social security programs parameters
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 2004 budget.
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 10, December 2003
The continuation of health and dental coverage in the event of long-term disability
When an employee goes on disability leave - short-term or long-term - benefits coverage can take on new dimension for the employee, and the costs of the coverage can take on new importance for the employer. How do Canadian employers handle this situation?
NB Bulletin Vol. 6, N. 9, November 2007
Direct payment cards for reimbursement
This bulletin is addressed to groups who have access to dental care coverage and a direct claims submission system by virtue of their group insurance contract.
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 8, October 2003
The new exception drugs
In response to an opinion from the Conseil du Médicament, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec has decided to transfer the Symbicort and Advair pumps for asthmatics to Québec's drug insurance plan's list of "exception drugs", as of October 1, 2003.
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 7, October 2003
On Health Care Professionals' rates
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 6, June 2003
The Income Tax Act
Proposed Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations (the "Regulations") were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on May 17, 2003. Among the proposed amendments is a change to the rules concerning defined benefit Registered Pension Plans ("RPPs") whereby plan members are required to share in the funding of an unfunded actuarial liability.
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 5, June 2003
Changes to the Quebec Prescription Drug Insurance Plan
On June 11, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Philippe Couillard, announced the latest modifications to the Quebec Prescription Drug Insurance Plan effective on July 1, 2003.
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 4, May 2003
Changes to the Labour Standards Act
The adoption of Bill 143 in December 2002 introduced amendments to the Act respecting labour standards (the "Act"), with the majority of the changes taking effect on May 1, 2003. The following provisions of the Act affect pension or group insurance plans
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 3, March 2003
The latest in birth control
A new drug marketed as Evra should soon be available in pharmacies. It is a contraceptive which is available only upon prescription. What is unique about this new drug is that it is the first skin patch in this category of drugs
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 2, Febuary 2003
Canada Health Care System
THE ROMANOW REPORT, THE HEALTH ACCORD 2003 AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET
NB Bulletin Vol. 6 N. 1, Febuary 2003
The budget features related to retirement savings
The February 18, 2003 federal budget proposes modifications to the Canadian retirement system: a new option at retirement for defined contribution plans (DC) as well as increases in the RRSP contribution limit, the DC limit and the defined benefit (DB) maximum pension accrual. The following table illustrates the differences between the current and the proposed limits