Reforms for Travel Health Insurance

As a travel insurance specialist, I have advocated for consumer protection with doctors and insurance companies. For you, the consumer, I am here to educate and provide you with knowledge and understanding of the products you are purchasing. 

The CCIR came up with a consumer survey on travel insurance to which results were posted in 2016. Further to the survey, recommendations were made by the CCIR on Travel Insurance Reforms that were posted on May 31, 2017. The goal is to enhance consumer protection and increase confidence in travel health insurance products.

Read more or Contact Me for a copy of the recommendations surrounding definitions, eligibility, exclusions…

 

Restaurant Surcharge to Cover Employee Benefits?

Starting on May 11th, 2017, a Toronto restaurant has added a three per cent surcharge to each bill in order to cover its new employee benefits program.

“We needed to bring in more money to pay for the benefits,” says Heather Mee, co-owner of Emma’s Country Kitchen. “It’s either raising our prices or [the surcharge, and] for us, this was a more honest and transparent way of doing that. . . . If there’s a clear, separate item, we can track it easily. We’re accountable to the fact that it’s not going into our pockets. It’s going only into the benefits program.”  Read more

Trillium First Payer in 2017

man hand holding his nutritional supplemets, healthy lifestyle background.

Ontario’s Trillium drug plan has announced it’s modernizing its systems and infrastructure and has refocused efforts on altering the way co-ordination of benefits takes place with private drug plans beginning in the fall of 2017.

This development isn’t a change to Trillium regulations but is simply a refocused effort to make Trillium a first payer…Read more