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Why Plan Sponsors Cannot Afford to Lose Sight

Look out for the latest news in vision care in the June 2021 issue of Benefits and Pension Monitor, “Why Plan Sponsors Cannot Afford to Lose Sight”. Ibrahim Daibes (Director of Policy and Research, Canadian Association of Optometrists) and Denise Balch (President, Connex Health) discuss how the CAO’s ‘Don’t Lose Sight’ campaign to modernize group…

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Prior Authorization Q&A – What You Need to Know

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…

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New Opportunities for Vision Care

If you are an advisor, chances are that most of your clients have a vision care benefit. You know that vision care is known as a dollars in/dollars out benefit, meaning that those who wear glasses typically claim the maximum plan benefit every 24 months. For some, purchasing new glasses is driven by prescription changes,…

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COVID-19 and Employee Benefits

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…

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Missing Cancer

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…

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