The federal government is considering taxing employer-paid health and dental benefits. In addition to hundreds or thousands of dollars that would be added to Canadians' tax bills, it also means that many employers may no longer provide coverage to employees.
When a similar tax was introduced in Quebec, 20% of employers dropped health and dental benefits for employees. Although this tax would directly impact employees, studies suggest the removal of this tax benefit across the board could result in a decrease of 50% of small firms who will be able to offer health benefits.
Please tell your MPs that this move would harm the people the federal government promised to champion; the middle class.
We are still hopeful that the Federal Government will back away from this proposed action but they need to hear from Canadians. We are working with Chambers to do their part to ensure the Federal Government knows this is not a group insurance issue but a serious business issue.