The Portable Benefits Advisory Panel was established in March 2022 to advise the Ontario government on the viability, design and implementation of a program that could provide portable benefits to millions of workers who change jobs often and may not have access to employer-provided benefits. The Panel will issue a report with their recommendations next year.
ORHMA has been involved and is encouraging our members to participate during this process and would value your perspective. You can send a written submission directly to the Panel. We are asking that you please copy ORHMA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should consider developing recommendations for a portable benefits program, with particular attention to the following questions:
What role(s) do you see for your industry in a portable benefits program for non-standard workers?
What trends are you seeing regarding the provision of benefits in your industry?
What might be the benefits to employers that arise from their workers having access to a benefits plan?
What should we consider regarding your industry’s ability to make financial contributions to a portable benefits program?
What are some of the labour shortage issues your industry is facing? What about attraction and retention/turnover?