Home CLHIA

Keyword: CLHIA

43 results found
Copyright_irinkavasilinka_123RF

In the year ahead, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association will continue its advocacy efforts to ensure the federal government’s proposed pharmacare plan extends coverage for those who lack benefits without disrupting workplace benefits that millions of working Canadians rely on, says Stephen Frank, the association’s president and chief executive officer. The right approach to […]

A group life insurance policy can support employee financial and mental wellness as they pay off debt, mortgages and other liabilities, says Kevin Dorse, assistant vice-president of strategic communications and public affairs at the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. “Knowing they have a confirmed payout amount upon death gives comfort to an employee and […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 14, 2023 November 13, 2023
  • 09:00
109095428-123RF

Canada’s life and health insurers paid out a record $114 billion in health and retirement benefits last year, up $11 billion since before the coronavirus pandemic and up 60 per cent from a decade ago, according to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s annual fact book. “During a year when many households faced higher […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00

In 2022, Beneva Inc.’s fraud management department noticed unusual activity under a plan member’s account. The insurer’s artificial intelligence tool, used to analyze millions of benefits claims, flagged that a plan member and the person’s dependant had used up all their maximum coverages within a short period of time. When the plan coverage rolled over […]

Copyright_ Audtakorn Sutarmjam_123RF

The Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association and the Pension Investment Association of Canada say the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ draft guideline for capital accumulation plans significantly alters the expectations and industry standards for CAPs. In an open letter, the organizations requested the CAPSA reconvene its industry working […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2023 August 9, 2023
  • 09:00

A 2023 federal budget proposal to require employers to report dental coverage as part of the national dental-care program will be onerous on plan sponsors and still leaves more questions than answers, says Pam Martin, vice-president and senior consultant at Baynes & White Inc. Since dental benefits are important to an individual’s mental health, the federal government […]

Copyright_aberheide_123RF

An article on how the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is collaborating with insurers on suspected benefits fraud investigations was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CLHIA working with insurers on suspected benefits fraud investigations 2. AIMCo closing gender equity gap through […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2023 March 9, 2023
  • 09:00

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association will now be working with participating insurers to collaborate on joint investigations into suspected benefits fraud schemes. This initiative builds on last year’s launch of a CLHIA-supported program that uses advanced artificial intelligence to identify fraudulent activity across a vast industry pool of claims data. “We’ve been working […]

Amid the increasing introduction of specialized medicines in Canada, key stakeholders in the private payer health-care sector are enhancing their collaborations to maintain the value of private drug coverage, said Joe Farago, executive director of private payers and investment at Innovative Medicines Canada, during a webinar by the Group Insurance Pharmaceutical Committee this week. “[The […]

Canadian life and health insurers processed nearly $600 million in claims related to mental health in 2021, up 45 per cent since 2020 and 75 per cent since 2019, according to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s annual fact book. “2021 was a year of recovery and insurers have been proud partners helping employers […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 09:00