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Advisors -- Find G19 Information Here!

Posted on: 02/03/2018

CLHIA DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE GUIDELINE BY SIX MONTHS

News Releases
In response to feedback from the advisor community, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has postponed the implementation of its new Guideline G19, Compensation Disclosure in Group Benefits and Group Retirement Services, by six months for new contracts to January 1, 2019.
Posted on: 05/02/2018

FOR CONSULTATION: Explanatory notes to Guideline G19, Compensation Disclosure in Group Benefits and Group Retirement Services

Reference Documents
This draft document sets out a series of questions and answers that have been identified with respect to implementing the disclosure standards set out in Guideline G19.
Posted on: 30/01/2018

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES LOWERING OF GENERIC DRUG PRICES

News Releases
The Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes today’s joint announcement by the Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) that they have come to an agreement to reduce prices for generic drugs by 25-40%.
Posted on: 29/01/2018

2018 Federal Budget Submission

Our recommendations align with the Government's priorities to support the middle class, create jobs and set the right conditions for long-term prosperity for Canadians.
Posted on: 26/01/2018

NORTH AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATIONS REAFFIRM SUPPORT OF NAFTA

The American Council of Life Insurers, American Insurance Association, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Mexican Association of Insurance Companies, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and Reinsurance Association of America issued the following statement today on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Posted on: 26/01/2018

CANADIAN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES NEW AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

News Releases
Posted on: 24/01/2018

Consultation on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

As noted in our previous submissions to Health Canada and the Department of Finance with respect to the proposed recreational framework and excise tax, coverage of medical cannabis is not currently a standard benefit offered by benefit plans, however, there exists some coverage through various specific plans.
Posted on: 20/01/2018

2018 Ontario Budget Submission

The industry supports the province’s plan to expand fairness and opportunity during a period of rapid economic change.
Posted on: 19/01/2018

Federal Consultations on Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) moves New Framework Closer for Canadians

News Releases
Posted on: 06/12/2017

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE AND FINTECH GOALS IN 2019 REVIEW OF FINANCIAL SERVICES LEGISLATION

News Releases
Posted on: 10/10/2017

PBO REPORT CONFIRMS $19B PRICE TAG FOR NATIONAL PHARMACARE - Hundreds of thousands of Canadians would be left behind

News Releases
Posted on: 28/09/2017

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN CANADA EXPERIENCES GROWTH IN 2016

News Releases
Posted on: 27/09/2017

Financial sector reform: consumers deserve a more modern regulatory framework

News Releases
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (ACCAP-Quebec) joins the many other associations and businesses who have long been calling for the introduction of the financial sector reform bill.
Posted on: 27/09/2017

CLHIA welcomes new detailed invoice at Quebec’s pharmacies

News Releases
Posted on: 15/09/2017

Empowering employees to make healthy choices - Workplace wellness programs

CLHIA in the News
Published in the National Post's "Health Literacy" supplement
Posted on: 12/09/2017

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES NEWS OF DENTAL FEE GUIDE IN ALBERTA BUT MORE WORK NEEDED

News Releases
Posted on: 18/08/2017

2018 Federal Budget Submission

Our recommendations align with the Government's priorities to support the middle class, create jobs and set the right conditions for long-term prosperity for Canadians.
Posted on: 04/08/2017

CLHIA comments on the CCIR Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020

We commend the CCIR on developing a progressive Strategic Plan that balances the need for consumer protection with a thriving marketplace for life and health insurance products and services.
Posted on: 31/07/2017

Letters to the governments of Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario Re: Concerns about the potential impact of the future cannabis legalization framework

Posted on: 28/07/2017

Consultations on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

On behalf of our member companies, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) would like to take this opportunity to submit the industry’s views on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Posted on: 24/07/2017

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS LOWER PRICING FOR GENERIC DRUGS

News Releases
The life and health insurance industry in Quebec welcomes Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s announcement that an agreement has been reached with generic drug manufacturers to significantly lower generic drug prices.
Posted on: 17/07/2017

STEPHEN FRANK NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CANADIAN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATION

News Releases
Paul Mahon, Chair of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Frank to President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2017.
Posted on: 04/07/2017

CLHIA response to Health Canada Consultation on amendments to Patented Medicines Regulations

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on Health Canada’s Consultation on proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations.
Posted on: 26/06/2017

North American Insurance Associations Agree on the Benefits of NAFTA

News Releases
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Insurance Bureau of Canada, American Council of Life Insurers, American Insurance Association, and Mexican Association of Insurance Companies have come together to issue a joint statement supporting efforts to modernise NAFTA. Insurers in all three markets continue to benefit from the agreement. As such, while we will support efforts to modernise the Agreement, we would not wish to see any changes that would jeopardise gains already achieved.
Posted on: 22/06/2017

APPOINTMENT: PAUL MAHON

News Releases
The members of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have elected Paul Mahon, President and CEO, Great-West Lifeco, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life as Chair.
Posted on: 12/06/2017

CLHIA Comments on FSCO's draft 2017 Statement of Priorities

Submission
Posted on: 23/05/2017

A Canadian Success Story: PROMOTING TRADE IN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE

Public Policy papers
This position paper briefly describes the benefit of trade in financial services to Canada, the participation of our insurance companies in foreign markets, and the policy directions the Canadian government should take to promote and facilitate trade, particularly for financial services.
Posted on: 16/05/2017

Canada’s life and health insurers support progressive trade agenda

News Releases
Posted on: 16/05/2017

RVER : un début prometteur, selon les assureurs

News Releases
Posted on: 28/04/2017

Industry responds to Saskatchewan's budget proposal to impose retail sales tax on individual life, disability and health insurance

Posted on: 30/03/2017

QUEBEC BUDGET RECOGNIZES THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND THE NECESSARY EVOLUTION OF THE LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY

News Releases
Posted on: 28/03/2017

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS COMMITMENT TO LOWERING DRUG COSTS FOR CANADIANS

News Releases
Posted on: 22/03/2017

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When it comes to buying life insurance, there’s no time like now when you're young and healthy
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Posted on: 21/03/2017

Letter to the Alberta Minister of Health Re: High cost of dental care

Submission
Posted on: 14/03/2017

Updated needs-based selling resources for insurers and advisors now available

Updated needs-based selling resources for insurers and advisors now available

CLHIA recently updated the following three Reference Documents, which describe best practices, including examples, for needs-based selling.
Posted on: 27/01/2017

Opening remarks to the Quebec Public Finance Committee as part of the consultations on the future of the Quebec Pension Plan

Posted on: 18/01/2017

Submission on the document "Strengthening the Plan to Promote Greater Intergenerational Fairness", and the support document "Observations on Retirement in Quebec"

Posted on: 17/01/2017

Canada’s Life and Health Insurers Announce Commitment on Use of Genetic Testing Information

News Releases
News Release
Posted on: 11/01/2017

Why would Ottawa even consider a tax that won’t increase revenue, but hurt middle-class Canadians?

CLHIA in the News
Op-ed submitted to National Post on Taxation of Benefit Plans
Posted on: 03/01/2017

“NO TIME LIKE NOW” FOR PLANNING AHEAD IF YOU’RE YOUNG AND HEALTHY

News Releases
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Launches Outreach to Young Adults
News Release
Posted on: 22/11/2016

CLHIA submission to Finance Canada regarding the Review of Federal Financial Sector Framework

Submission
Posted on: 15/11/2016

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY APPLAUDS ONTARIO ADOPTION OF PRPPS

News Releases
Posted on: 11/11/2016

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY AT THE PHARMACY

News Releases
Posted on: 10/11/2016

Comments on Proposed Supervision Framework and Publishing Principles for FCAC Decisions

Submission
Posted on: 10/11/2016

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY REACTS TO FEDERAL FALL ECONOMIC STATEMENT

News Releases
Posted on: 01/11/2016

THE LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY REACTS TO MEASURES ANNOUNCED IN QUEBEC'S ECONOMIC PLAN UPDATE

News Releases
Posted on: 25/10/2016

2017 Federal Budget Submission

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (the "CLHIA") is pleased to provide its recommendations for the upcoming 2017 Federal Budget. Our recommendations align with the Government's priorities to support the middle class, create jobs and set the right conditions for long-term prosperity for Canadians.
Posted on: 07/10/2016

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts, 2016 Edition

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts
Posted on: 15/09/2016

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY CONTINUES GROWTH TREND BASED ON RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS MARKET

News Releases
Today, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) released the 2016 edition of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts. In addition to a new look for this annual publication, the industry’s “factbook” illustrates yet another year of strong growth in 2015, despite the ongoing challenging economic conditions.
Posted on: 15/09/2016

RETIRING SOON? -- NEW WEB-BASED RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE

News Releases
Posted on: 03/08/2016

CLHIA's comments on the preliminary policy recommendations of the Expert Committee

Submission
Posted on: 06/06/2016

Consultation regarding the request to increase the scope of practice by Alberta's chiropractors

Submission
Posted on: 02/06/2016

It’s time for national cooperation on retirement income security

News Releases
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, this open letter from a coalition of 15 organizations was published in the following 10 newspapers across the country
Posted on: 01/06/2016

APPOINTMENT: DEAN CONNOR

News Releases
The members of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have elected Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial Inc. as Chair.
Posted on: 31/05/2016

CLHIA Comments on FSCO's draft 2016 Statement of Priorities

Submission
Posted on: 31/05/2016

CLHIA Comments on PIPEDA data breach notification & reporting regulations consultation

Submission to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Posted on: 30/05/2016

Letter to the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance regarding subsequent entry biologics

SEB First Principles
Posted on: 21/04/2016

Insurance Distribution in Canada: Promoting a customer-focused system

Public Policy papers
Posted on: 24/03/2016

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES BUDGET INITIATIVES

News Releases
Posted on: 22/03/2016

Information regarding the 2016-2017 Quebec budget

News Releases
Posted on: 17/03/2016

ACCAP-QUEBEC CALLS FOR FAIR PRICING FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR ALL QUEBECERS

News Releases
News Release
Posted on: 24/02/2016

CLHIA Federal Budget Submission 2016

Submission
Posted on: 11/02/2016

CLHIA Submission to IASB re Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts Exposure Draft

The Association appreciates the IASB's efforts to address concerns about the misalignment in the effective dates of implementing the new insurance contracts Standard and IFRS 9. We are pleased to provide responses to the specific questions posed in the IFRS 4 exposure draft on Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts.
Posted on: 08/02/2016

2016 Ontario Budget Submission

Submission to Honourable Charles Sousa
Posted on: 29/01/2016

CLHIA comments on CAPSA's strategic plan for 2016-2019

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) appreciates the opportunity to provide input as CAPSA prepares its Strategic Plan for the 2016-2019 period.
Posted on: 29/01/2016

GFIA comments on characteristics and indicators of terrorist risks

In response to a request from the Financial Action Task Force, the Global Federation of Insurance Associations surveyed insurers to see if they have developed terrorist financing characteristics and risk indicators.
Posted on: 22/01/2016

CLHIA comments on the November 2015 position paper, Modernizing the New Brunswick Insurance Licensing Framework

Submission
Posted on: 21/01/2016

2016 New Brunswick Budget Submission

Submission to the Honourable Roger Melanson
Posted on: 18/01/2016

CLHIA commends PMPRB on proposed changes to the price review process for new drugs (Section C.11)

Comments on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's Initiative #2
Posted on: 11/01/2016

Re: Alberta budget proposal to increase the premium tax rate on life and health insurance premiums

Submission
Posted on: 05/11/2015

CLHIA highlights policy priorities to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Posted on: 04/11/2015

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

News Releases
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is encouraged by today's announcement of a successful conclusion to the TPP negotiations.
Posted on: 05/10/2015

Submission to Legislative Review of New Brunswick's Worker's Compensation Act

The submission outlines our member's concerns and further explains how NB's current Worker's Compensation (WC) legislation has negatively impacted individuals with employer-sponsored group insurance plans.
Posted on: 25/09/2015

NEW NATIONAL STANDARD ESTABLISHED BY CANADIAN INSURERS AND RHEUMATOLOGISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO BIOLOGIC DRUGS

News Releases
Posted on: 02/09/2015

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES STRONG GROWTH IN 2014

News Releases
Posted on: 31/08/2015

Submission to Health Canada regarding 'Potential Impacts of Draft Tamper-Resistance Properties of Drugs Regulations'

Response to stakeholder questionnaire
Posted on: 11/08/2015

CLHIA is pleased to respond to the New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat's consultation paper, engageNB Literacy

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is pleased to respond to the New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat's consultation paper, engageNB Literacy.
Posted on: 29/07/2015

CLHIA's comments on the proposed Prearranged Funeral Services Act Regulation

Our comments on the proposed regulation relate to the provisions intended to establish special licensing requirements for funeral directors who sell prearranged funeral plans funded by insurance
Posted on: 28/07/2015

CLHIA Comments to the Ontario Finance Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives, Initial Consultation Document

Submission
Posted on: 27/07/2015

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry submission on Access to Prescription Drugs in New Brunswick

Industry input to the Discussion Paper published by the Department of Health in June 2015
Posted on: 24/07/2015

Notes on upcoming meeting with the Canadian Dental Association and the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec

Submission
Posted on: 20/07/2015

CLHIA responds to Finance Canada consultation on the retail payments system in Canada

CLHIA provides comments on consultation paper "Balancing Oversight and Innovation in the Ways We Pay"
Posted on: 14/07/2015

Letter to the Canadian Pharmacists Association regarding an updated pharmacy claims standard

Industry thoughts regarding our preferred governance approach for the updated claims standard.
Posted on: 14/07/2015

Submission to Shirley Pate Re: Alberta Health consultation on the Registered Nurses Profession Amendment Regulation

Posted on: 10/07/2015

APPOINTMENT: Mary Forrest

News Releases
The members of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have elected Mary Forrest, President and Chief Executive Officer, North America (Life) of Munich Reinsurance Company as Chair.
Posted on: 17/06/2015

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES NEW NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY STRATEGY

News Releases
The Canadian life and health insurance industry congratulates Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney on today's launch of a national financial literacy strategy.
Posted on: 09/06/2015

Letter to Alberta's new Minister of Finance regarding premium taxes and long-term disabilty contracts

CLHIA congratulates the Honourable Joe Ceci on recent appointment as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance
Posted on: 02/06/2015

Letter to Alberta's Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors regarding prescription drug programs and pricing

CLHIA congratulates the Honourable Sarah Hoffman on her recent appointment.
Posted on: 02/06/2015

LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY WELCOMES BUDGET MEASURES

News Releases
The Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes a number of measures in today's federal budget. "We are particularly pleased with those aimed at enhancing opportunities for long-term investment," says President and CEO of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) Frank Swedlove. "We support the increased funding for infrastructure, most notably the recognition that P3 alternative financing can be an effective contributor. We also support the further release of 50-year government bonds over the next year," he noted.
Posted on: 21/04/2015

THE BETTER WAY - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS WORKING TOGETHER TO REFORM PHARMACARE IN CANADA

News Releases
News Release
Posted on: 26/03/2015

GFIA submission to B20 on this year’s International Trade Priorities

Highlights the importance of open markets and a level playing field in the global insurance sector.
Posted on: 26/03/2015

GFIA comments on Ecuador's new regulatory and supervisory regime and the impact on the reinsurance market

GFIA believes such regulations could reduce the effectiveness of the Ecuadorian reinsurance market to support the development of the insurance industry, limit its ability to enhance the resilience of insurers and restrict the access to new modern international products and know-how.
Posted on: 13/03/2015

CLHIA comments on FCAC's proposals on stakeholder engagement and the consultation framework for compliance and enforcement issues

Submission
Posted on: 06/03/2015

CLHIA Submission on Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: Key Design Questions

The life and health insurance industry strongly urges the government to reconsider several of the key design elements of the ORPP in order to better promote the retirement income prospects of Ontario workers
Posted on: 13/02/2015

NEW DATA SHOWS MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH ORPP DESIGN

News Releases
New research for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) raises significant concerns about the impact of the proposed Ontario Registered Pension Plan (ORPP) on the retirement savings of Ontario workers.
Posted on: 12/02/2015

About Toronto's Life & Health Insurance Industry

Industry Fact Sheets
The life and health insurance industry contributes to the financial well-being of almost 28 million Canadians, with 4.8 million in the Toronto Region, by providing a wide range of financial security products such as individual and group life insurance, individual and group annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs and pensions), and supplementary health and disability income insurance.
Posted on: 16/01/2015

Corporate Social Responsibility, Charitable Giving and Community Involvement

Industry Fact Sheets
Canadian life insurers make significant charitable donations and sponsorships to support a broad range of initiatives, particularly in the areas of health and wellness, education, arts and culture, social services and disaster relief.
Posted on: 13/01/2015

GFIA comments on India's Insurance Amendment Bill

Proposed Foreign Direct Investment increase
Posted on: 31/10/2014

Nova Scotia Funeral Insurance Regulation Consultation

CLHIA comments on proposals regarding the sale of funeral insurance at funeral homes
Posted on: 28/10/2014