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Is OHIP+ To Be Just a Memory?

August 7, 2018

Less than 12 months ago, the government of Ontario announced the introduction of OHIP+ to provide prescription drug coverage for Ontarians under the age of 25. Coverage was restricted to drugs eligible under the Ontario Drug Benefit...

Staying Safe with Student Accident Insurance

August 7, 2018

We all want what’s best for our children. So what’s a few more dollars if it ensures your child’s safety—right? But have you ever stopped to wonder if extra accident insurance is really necessary for your child? Every fall...

Cowan Insurance Group is Here to Help

July 27, 2018

Scorching temperatures in British Columbia are causing a series of wildfires, including the Okanagan Mount Eneas blaze south of Peachland. Latest reports classify the fire as held and evacuation alerts have been rescinded. In Ontario, forest fires...

Benefits Legislative Updates for April-June 2018

July 16, 2018

Benefits British Columbia PharmaCare covers the following drugs as treatment for opioid addition:  Methadose for maintenance; Buprenorphine/naloxone (suboxone and generics); and Kadian 24 hour slow release oral morphine (under certain...

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...

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...

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...