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Ontario Designing ‘Portable Benefits’ Plan for Workers Who Don’t Have Coverage

February 4, 2022
by CityNews


Ontario intends to develop a “portable benefits” system for workers who don’t have health, dental or vision coverage, with the package intended to move with the individuals if they change jobs.

The concept was recommended in a recent report from an expert committee tasked by the government with addressing labour disruptions from the pandemic.

It’s intended to cover workers in the gig economy, retail and hospitality jobs who don’t have benefits, and accommodate people who may change careers throughout their lives.

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