The CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada’s life and health insurance business. The industry provides a wide range of financial security products such as life insurance, annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions) and supplementary health insurance to more than 29 million Canadians. It also holds over $860 billion in assets in Canada and employs more than 155,000 Canadians.



Contact Information

Kevin Dorse
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: 613-691-6001

Susan Murray
Vice President, Government Relations and Policy
Tel: 613-691-6002

Latest

Oct 23, 2020, 15:34 ET CLHIA welcomes final guidelines to keep prescription medications affordable

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - CLHIA is pleased to review the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board's final guidelines issued today that will operationalize the amended Patented Medicines...


Sep 15, 2020, 09:30 ET Life and health insurers made a record $103 billion in benefits payments in 2019

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier. These benefits include $53.3...


Oct 31, 2019, 12:30 ET Canadians falsifying information when rushing to use up health benefits before year-end could face serious consequences if caught

Benefits fraud is a crime TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - 2019 saw headline news related to workplace benefits fraud. As year-end nears working Canadians may rush to use-up benefits, and some may...


May 31, 2019, 14:00 ET CLHIA announces withdrawal of Guideline G19

TORONTO, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is announcing the withdrawal of Guideline G19 on advisor compensation for group benefits and group retirement...


May 03, 2019, 09:30 ET CLHIA marks its 125th year of promoting the financial security of Canadians

TORONTO, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is proud to mark our 125th anniversary representing the diverse and innovative companies that provide life insurance,...


Mar 20, 2019, 12:12 ET CLHIA supports budget proposal to improve retirement options for Canadians

TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of its member companies, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) congratulates the federal government for taking two significant steps to...


Mar 19, 2019, 18:34 ET Budget measures offer sensible steps to achieve pharmacare for all who need it

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association applauds the federal government's plan to put in place measures to make prescription medication more affordable and...


Mar 18, 2019, 07:00 ET CLHIA welcomes Saskatchewan court ruling in Ituna, Mosten and Atwater litigation

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) today welcomed the recent Saskatchewan court ruling with respect to the Ituna Investment LP, Mosten...


Mar 06, 2019, 13:08 ET CLHIA welcomes interim report of Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare

TORONTO, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association welcomes the interim report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. "Today's interim...


Mar 04, 2019, 15:48 ET Benefits fraud is a real crime with real consequences

TORONTO, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - As part of Fraud Prevention Month this March, the life and health insurance industry is supporting Canadians in the fight against workplace benefits fraud. The Canadian ...


Nov 21, 2018, 08:00 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry Responds to Advisor Input: Makes Key Changes to New Guideline on Compensation Disclosure

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has conducted in-depth consultations with more than 500 group benefit and group retirement services advisors...


Oct 31, 2018, 09:00 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry Launches National Campaign to Combat Fraud

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - The life and health insurance industry has stepped up its efforts in the fight against fraud by launching the Fraud=Fraud campaign to raise the level of consumer...


Oct 30, 2018, 07:30 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurers welcome Saskatchewan government's new regulations clarifying purpose of life insurance policies

TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) commends the Government of Saskatchewan for enacting regulations to address any public confusion that life...


Oct 03, 2018, 11:00 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association submits its approach to the advisory council on the Implementation of Pharmacare

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) published its submission to the Government of Canada's Advisory Council on the Implementation of...


Sep 27, 2018, 10:00 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurance Shows Strong Growth Across the Board in 2017

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) today released the 2018 Edition of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts. This year's "factbook" shows...


Jun 30, 2018, 12:00 ET CLHIA welcomes the announcement of changes to OHIP+

TORONTO, June 30, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) welcomes the changes to OHIP+ announced today by the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine...


Jun 21, 2018, 14:15 ET Mark Sylvia of Empire Life Elected as CLHIA's 2018-19 Chair

TORONTO, June 21, 2018 /CNW/ - At today's Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA), Mark Sylvia, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Empire...


Jun 20, 2018, 13:00 ET CLHIA Welcomes the Announcement of Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare

TORONTO, June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) welcomes the announcement of the members of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare. The...


May 31, 2018, 08:00 ET CLHIA Responds to Advisor Concerns Over New Compensation Disclosure Guideline G19

TORONTO, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Following discussions with advisors and their associations last winter, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has analysed and considered all the...


May 24, 2018, 12:57 ET Taxing Health Benefit Plans Would Hurt Majority of Canadians

TORONTO, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) points out that today's report released by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on the taxation of...


Apr 18, 2018, 17:54 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry Responds to Federal Standing Committee on Health Report

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance industry is reviewing the federal Standing Committee on Health's report Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for all...


Feb 27, 2018, 17:08 ET Life and Health Insurance Industry Welcomes New National Advisory Council on Pharmacare

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes the establishment of a national Advisory Council on pharmacare by the federal government. The industry shares...


Feb 05, 2018, 14:30 ET CLHIA Delays Implementation of New Compensation Disclosure Guideline By Six Months

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - In response to feedback from the advisor community, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has postponed the implementation of its new Guideline G19, ...


Jan 29, 2018, 17:46 ET Life and Health Insurance Industry Welcomes Lowering of Generic Drug Prices

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes today's joint announcement by the Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and the Canadian Generic...


Jan 24, 2018, 15:01 ET Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry Welcomes New Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) congratulates the federal government on reaching an agreement to sign the new Comprehensive and Progressive...