Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too

Imagine having your private health insurance — dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage — suddenly terminated by your employer at age 65 while you’re still working for them, and just when you may really need it.

Do we really need an expanded CPP?

Do we really need an expanded CPP?

The Fraser Institute has argued recently that the federal government has failed to make a convincing case for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) expansion.

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review

Last week, the media carried a story about a nine-year-old boy in New Brunswick who was denied private health coverage because of his weight (at 5 foot 2 inches and 135 pounds). His family were shocked – as were many reading the story – that a child could be denied private health coverage in Canada.

The good, the bad and the unintended consequences of an expanded CPP

The good, the bad and the unintended consequences of an expanded CPP

Amazingly, eight of ten provincial finance ministers and the federal government have agreed to a modest increase in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

What do Canadians need from pension reform?

What do Canadians need from pension reform?

Pension reform continues to hold interest across the country, especially given the willingness of the federal Conservatives to at least talk about expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

Pros and cons of an expanded Canada Pension Plan

Pros and cons of an expanded Canada Pension Plan

The Conservative government has announced it would like to have a dialogue with Canadians about a potential expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). While this, in itself, is a purely political action — since it commits the government to nothing — it is worth looking at what the possible outcomes might be.