Suspension of Travel Insurance Products – Ontario Blue Cross

March 19, 2020

Ontario Blue Cross suspends the sale of individual travel insurance products Blue Cross provides us with an important Press Release. Read below or find the press release by clicking here Toronto, March 18, 2020   –  Ontario Blue Cross announces that it will immediately stop selling individual travel insurance products for the entire Ontario market, until…

Coverage Updates: Removal of Formulary Restrictions – GMS

March 19, 2020

A message from our partners at GMS: Significant changes to the drugs approved under their Replacement Drug Plans Canada’s retiree population is growing quickly. And even if they’re not giving up work cold turkey (most people don’t anymore), there’s a large number of people aged 55+ who’re no longer covered under a group benefits plan.…

Updates: The Government of Canada – $82 Billion Aid Package

March 18, 2020

CBC has reported updates regarding the aid package being rolled out by the Government of Canada.  Read below or find the full article by clicking here Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a massive $82-billion aid package to help Canadians and businesses cope with the global COVID-19 pandemic, including income supports, wage subsidies and tax deferrals. The…

A Message From Our Partners – Canada Protection Plan

March 18, 2020

With Canada Protection Plan’s eAccess platform, we can help you buy affordable life insurance quickly, easily and without the hassles of a medical exams . . . any time and from anywhere. Remember, Canada Protection Plan offers a true no-medical experience with life insurance coverage to $750,000: No requirement for a Paramedical appointment No need…

Client Travel Updates – GMS

March 18, 2020

Important policy updates from our partners at GMS Client travel extensions and top-ups Effective immediately, we will only be allowing clients to extend or top-up their coverage to an expiry of March 31st at the latest. This should give clients the additional time they need to arrange travel back to Canada as per the Government’s…

Global Affairs Canada offering loan of up to $5,000 to help get Canadians home

March 17, 2020

A new press release from Global Affairs Canada. – March 16, 2020 Read below or find the full release here.  The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is providing an update on the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad, as announced by the Prime Minister today. In light of the multiple measures implemented…

House of Commons to reconvene to establish emergency measures

March 17, 2020

Global News has reported a the House of Commons will reconcile amid the current outbreak situation.  The House of Commons is expected to briefly reconvene in order to handle emergency measures on the COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. “I have directed the House leader to engage with his counterparts to discuss a…

The Government of Canada – Outbreak Updates

March 17, 2020

To stay up to date on impact of the outbreak on our country the Government of Canada has setup this site with the latest information. Stay informed and stay safe. All the best from Your Friend With Benefits.