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CLHIA response to PMPRB Guidelines Modernization Discussion Paper


Release Date: 10/14/2016
Staff Reference: Stephen Frank

October 20, 2016

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
(Rethinking the Guidelines)
Box L40, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1C1


Re: CLHIA response to PMPRB Guidelines Modernization Discussion Paper

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the PMPRB’s Guidelines Modernization Discussion Paper.

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), established in 1894, is a voluntary trade association that represents the collective interests of its member life and health insurance companies. The Association's membership accounts for 99 per cent of the life and health insurance in force in Canada. The industry provides a wide range of supplementary health insurance products and services to 24 million Canadians. In 2015, insurers paid out $32.2 billion in supplementary health benefits, including $10.7 billion in prescription drugs...