REDUCTION OF PREMIUMS FOR EMPLOYEES COVERED BY A PROVINCIAL PLAN AND FOR THEIR EMPLOYERS
76.01. The definitions in this section apply in this Part.
- “provincial benefits”
“provincial benefits” means allowances, money or other benefits, paid to a person under a provincial plan because of pregnancy or in respect of the care by that person of one or more of their new-born children or one or more children placed with them for the purpose of adoption. (prestations provinciales)
- “provincial plan”
“provincial plan” means a plan, established under a provincial law, that provides for the payment of provincial benefits and in respect of which an agreement has been entered into between the Government of Canada and the province to establish a system for reducing employer’s and employee’s premiums where the payment of those benefits would have the effect of reducing or eliminating benefits payable under section 22 or 23 of the Act. (régime provincial)
- “variable administrative costs”
“variable administrative costs” means the amount of direct operating costs incurred to provide benefits under sections 22, 23, 152.04 and 152.05 of the Act that fluctuate with the number of claims for such benefits that are processed, not including any fixed operating costs related to the administration of the Act. (frais administratifs variables)
- SOR/2005-366, s. 1;
- SOR/2010-301, s. 1.
Adaptation of the Act and these Regulations
76.02 For the purposes of this Part, the Act and these Regulations are adapted as provided in this Part.
- SOR/2005-366, s. 1.
Premium Reduction System
76.03 A provincial plan shall, beginning on the day on which it takes effect, meet the following requirements:
(a) the plan must provide for the payment of provincial benefits;
(b) the plan must, at a minimum, cover substantially the same persons as those who are insured persons under the Act;
(c) the global amount of provincial benefits payable to a person under the plan must be substantially equivalent to or greater than the global amount of benefits payable to a claimant under section 22 or 23 of the Act;
(d) the plan must provide that an applicant who has received at least one week of provincial benefits under it shall continue to receive such benefits for their full period of entitlement, even if, after receiving that first week of benefits, they become a resident of a different province;
(e) the plan must provide for premium adjustment payments to be made to the Receiver General by the province where the plan is established in respect of employer’s and employee’s premiums paid under the plan in respect of employees who are not covered by the plan because of their residency; and
(f) the plan must provide for the sharing, by the province with the Government of Canada, of information obtained in the course of administering the plan that is necessary for the administration of a premium reduction system established by this Part, as well as information prepared from that information.
- SOR/2005-366, s. 1.
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