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Sara Tatelman and Jennifer Paterson

Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies Ltd. have introduced a medical marijuana benefit to their drug plan.  Forty-five thousand employees are eligible for the benefit, which comes with a cap of $1,500 per year. “We regularly review our benefits plans to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our employees while also adapting to changes […]

  • March 30, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 11:15

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has ruled a benefits plan must cover a member’s medical marijuana prescription. “Employee benefit plans are not required to cover the sun, moon, and the stars,” Benjamin Perryman, chair of the board of inquiry, wrote in his ruling. But if a member with a disability requests coverage similar to what other […]

  • February 3, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 11:11