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Is Rewarding Long Service a Thing of the Past?

July 12, 2018

Whether you joined an organization years ago or have been hired more recently, in the province of Quebec, the length of your service will no longer be a valid reason for compensation differentiation. Bill 176—which passed into law on June 12th,...

Benefits Coverage for an Aging Population

July 12, 2018

Canada’s aging population is not a new or unknown phenomenon—as of 2016, the proportion of Canadian citizens aged 65 and older has grown to 16.9% of the national population (Stats Canada)—and while the Ontario Human Rights Code...

July Health Matters

July 16, 2018

Be safe this summer!  Summer is here. For many Canadian families it means spending time outdoors, and seeking relief from the heat at pools, lakes and beaches. Water can be fun and refreshing, but it also brings with it several risks that can...

Redefining Risk - from Mary Jane to Being Hacked

July 10, 2018

The 2018 Cowan Insurance Group Spring Seminar - presented in partnership with Sun Life Financial - invited attendees to learn about how Marijuana Legislation, Bill C-127, and Cybercrime can have an impact their business, and what can be...

Spotlight Newsletter | Spring/Summer 2018

June 8, 2018

We are very pleased to present the 6th edition of Spotlight. Our newsletter features information for a broad spectrum of our clients and is designed to provide you with a range of insights and interpretations of industry developments. Spotlight...

May Health Matters

May 8, 2018

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Over the spring and summer, we spend more time in the sun – making it crucial to practice sun safety. Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 whenever you are outdoors (even if it is overcast). Always keeps...

Prices of Commonly Prescribed Drugs Dropping

May 8, 2018

This past April, the price of almost 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs dropped by 25 to 40 percent, discounted by up to 90 percent of their brand name equivalents. These generic drugs are a variety of commonly prescribed medications used to treat...

ASINTA—Global Feet on the Ground for Clients

May 8, 2018

Did you know that Cowan Insurance Group’s global team provides our clients centralized project management with “local feet on the ground” expertise in over a hundred countries worldwide?  Ten years ago, Cowan Insurance Group...

Benefits and Pension Legislative Updates for March 2018

May 8, 2018

British Columbia Chronic Hep.C medication now available for all British Columbians. In addition to expanding coverage to all British Columbians, a new chronic Hep.C drug has been added to the PharmaCare formulary. Source: BC PharmaCare Newsletter...