On September 11, 2017, British Columbia’s new Finance Minister Carole James presented a revised budget. Budget 2017 Update (the “Budget”) remains a balanced budget while including new programs and additional spending focused on education, social assistance, the opioid crisis, and housing affordability. The revised Budget also includes changes to the previously announced MSP premium reduction and elimination plan. This memo highlights a number of items that may be of interest to plan administrators, employers, and members.
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