The Voice of Multi-Employer Plan Interests in Canada


March 12, 2015


Ms. J. Seibel


Legal Branch

Government of Saskatchewan

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority

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Mr. J. Hall, Senior Crown Counsel

Ministry of Justice and Attorney General

Government of Saskatchewan

Public Law

Legislative Services

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Dear Jan and Jim,

Re: Amendments to Saskatchewan Insurance Act, Bill 177

On behalf of our members, MEBCO appreciates the time you took to meet with our Board member Sid

Matthews, on February 26th. We welcome this opportunity to follow up with you regarding MEBCO’s

comments on Bill 177, which will amend the Insurance Act. We understand that the regulations are not

available and that there are many details to be resolved. We understand the government’s desire to

quickly pass Bill 177 and to consult with relevant parties on the regulations. We also understand, and

agree with, the consumer‐safety focus of the amendments to the Insurance Act.

Joining MEBCO

Five reasons why your MEBCO membership is critical
Your MEBCO membership guarantees that multi-employer plan interests will be considered whenever change is on the horizon. With your support, MEBCO will continue to be a strong and effective voice. Join today!
  1. The threat to multi-employer plans is real.
    The legislative framework is constantly changing, and cost-management and cost reduction are at the top of every agenda.
  2. Legislative changes can be significant.
    Recent proposed changes have threatened to offload costs onto plans, restrict plan coverage, and have compromised the viability of some plans
  3. Multi-employer plans are worth protecting.
    Multi-employer plans play a vital role in providing health services and retirement plans to over 1 million workers and their families in industries typified by small companies and a mobile work force.
  4. Multi-employer plans need a united lobby.
    Multi-employer plans carry a low profile due to the fact that the coverage is thinly spread over many employer groups and mobile workers.
  5. MEBCO is committed to protecting your interests.
    When governments propose changes, MEBCO is the single, clear voice at the table representing the unique interests of multi-employer plans.