An Important Information Update from The Co-Operators Life Insurance Company

March 19, 2020

The following text is an important message that was provided to us from The Co-Operators, dated March 19, 2020   Download the official release here: Mar_2020_19_Coronavirus_Information_Update_English   INFORMATION UPDATE: The Corona virus (COVID-19) and your Group Benefits Coverage Our earlier Information Update advised you of the impact of COVID-19 on your group benefits coverage at…

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…

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.

Bank of Montreal Insurance Updates – March 16, 2020

March 17, 2020

Bank of Montreal provides us with some important updates regarding protocol for their insurance products. Read below or find the full article by clicking here.  WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU In the past few days, we have seen extraordinary measures to safeguard everyones well-being. We recognize that these times are challenging and wanted to provide…

Press Release regarding an important clarification on Blue Cross’ trip cancellation or interruption insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 17, 2020
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Blue Cross provides us with an important Press Release. Read below or find the full article by clicking here Coronavirus (COVID-19) now considered a “known issue” by an increasing number of travel insurers   Canadian Association of Blue Cross® Plans confirms change pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy for trip cancellation effective March 12, 2020. March 11, 2020…