Blog #11 – Prior Authorization Q&A – What You Need to Know

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On the November 26, 2020 Benefits Breakfast Club webinar experts addressed innovations in oncology and the role of prior authorization (PA), including the many challenges of a largely paper-based PA process. While not exclusive to oncology, PA is often required by payers (insurers or pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)) for newer oral or infused oncology medication […]

Blog #8 – COVID-19 and Employee Benefits

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The developing COVID-19 situation has understandably generated significant media, much of which Canadians both need and want to know. There have been releases from the insurance and private healthcare industries too and maybe these should be receiving more press. The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association and its members have been releasing communications throughout the […]

Blog #7 – Missing Cancer

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Cancer Awareness Day was February 4, 2020… so I’m late… but more importantly, cancer is a 365 day a year disease. Cervical cancer has recently been on my mind because of a radio broadcast and a book. First, here are a few facts about cervical cancer. According to Statistics Canada, ‘Cervical cancer was more likely […]