Insurers should reimburse medications for treating obesity

Considered aesthetic medications, drugs for treating obesity are not covered by public healthcare systems.

LIFE INSURANCE | July 10 2023 10:55AM
Study examines pharmaceutical access and use among the insured and uninsured

Statistics Canada report examines medication use, out of pocket spending and non-adherence.

HEALTH | November 16 2022 10:41AM
Medavie Blue Cross shares benefits plan data

Biologic drugs, mental health and diabetes, all significant cost drivers, were each examined at a recent webinar.

LIFE INSURANCE | April 08 2022 10:45AM
The challenges of deprescribing drugs

Overprescribing costs $2 billion a year.

HEALTH | December 01 2021 10:45AM
Strong demand for insurance will mitigate impact of inflation

Insurers should be less affected by inflation than other economic sectors, one reinsurer predicts.

SOCIETY | August 31 2021 02:00PM
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TELUS benchmark reveals drug claims trends in 2020

Specialty drugs are driving cost trends significantly, while the number of Canadians making claims under their group hea…

HEALTH | June 11 2021 09:09AM
Three groups urge Ottawa to move forward on pharmacare program

Canadians have trouble paying for drugs, showing need for universal pharmacare, say groups.

LIFE INSURANCE | February 18 2021 08:35AM