Winnipeg, MB, April 3, 2019. . . Three iconic Canadian brands are coming together under one brand – Canada Life – to better serve their more than 13 million customer relationships across Canada and to position the companies for even stronger growth.
Effective immediately, The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company and The Canada Life Assurance Company will begin a journey to move to one brand in the Canadian market. This newly developed Canada Life brand builds on the three companies’ proud histories, whose stories began over 170 years ago. Canada Life will become the new brand under which the organization will create, deliver and communicate products and services in Canada across all of its lines of business.
Each year the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) audits both the medical and business practices of its members. Based on the results of this exercise it then makes recommendations on what a dentist can and should charge for their services. This year, based on an increased scrutiny on prevention and control methods the ODA made a larger than normal recommendation.
If you have any questions about how this could affect your benefits plan please do not hesitate to connect with Elish Toale at (905)206-0900 or email@example.com
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Effective April 1st we are modifying our administrative practices and applying limits on blood glucose test strips.
- For patients managing diabetes with insulin the yearly maximum will be 3,000 test strips.
- For patients on oral diabetes medication or using diet and exercise alone to manage their diabetes will have coverage for up to 400 strips.
This change applies to drug plans with coverage for diabetic supplies. If a plan already has limits in place, the new limits wouldn’t apply. Plans that currently have limits on blood glucose test strips that would like to align with ours please, contact your Manulife representative.
Changes in administrative practices are important to help manage drug costs for both the plan sponsor and member as well as reduce misuse and abuse. Applying limits also encourages proper testing practices for optimal patient outcomes.
Provincial plans have introduced limits, but overall align with Manulife’s limits (with minor differences by province).If you have any questions, contact Elish Toale.