Core Canada syllabus changes
This page describes the changes made to the Core Canada syllabus for the Fall 2017 exam.
The following readings were added:
- GHC-107-17, pages 6-17 – Study on Canadian Group Long-Term Disability Termination Experience
- GHC-108-17 – Post-ACA Trends in Health Coverage for Small Businesses: Views from the Market
- GHC-673-17 – CIA Public Position on a National Pharmacare Plan
- GHC-674-17 – MCCSR Guideline 2016 (this is moving over from the Specialty syllabus)
- GHC-675-17 – Group MCCSR Calculation Study Note (also moving over from the Specialty syllabus)
- GHC-676-17 – Ready or Not, Here it comes?
- GHC-677-17 – The wait is nearly over? IFRS 17 is coming, are you prepared for it?
- GHC-678-17 – More flexibility in the application of IFRS 9
- GHC-679-17 – IFRS, Insurance Contracts
- GHC-680-17 – IFRS 17 Introduction
- GHC-681-17 – IFRS 4, Phase 2: illustrative example of life contract without participating features
- GHC-682-17 – International Standards for Insurers
- GHC-683-17 – CIA educational note on Dynamic Capital Adequacy Testing
- GHC-684-17 – OSFI Guideline E18, Stress Testing
- GHC-685-17 – Standard Life vs. Tremblay 2010
- Mechanics and Basics of LTC rate increases
- ASOP #41
The Handbook of Canadian Pension and Benefit Plans by Morneau Shepell has a new edition, resulting in the following chapters being updated:
- Chapter 2, pages 48-54 and 59-65 – Determination and Payment of Benefits (was chapter 3 previously)
- Chapter 17 – Provincial Hospital and Medical Insurance Plans (was chapter 15)
- Chapter 18 – Workers’ Compensation (was chapter 16)
- Chapter 19 – Employment Insurance (was chapter 17)
- Chapter 24 – Post-retirement and Post-employment Benefits (was chapter 22)
And the following study notes were updated:
- GHC-105-17 – Pricing Considerations for Drugs Covered under Pharmacy Benefit Programs. But the only change in this update was to change the legislatively-mandated percentage relationship between WAC and AWP. The previous study note version stated that WAC must equal 80% of AWP. And the new version states that WAC must equal 83.33% of AWP.
- ASOP #23 – this ASOP has been revised since last year
- GHC-628-17 – The Quebec Act Respecting Prescription Drug Insurance and Its Impacts on Private Group Insurance Plans
- GHC-633-17 – CIA Standards of Practice – Practice-Specific Standards for Post- Employment Benefit Plans
- GHC-644-17 – Taccess Issue 2 – An Advisor’s Guide to Understanding How Taxes Impact Group Insurance Benefits in Canada
Finally, the following readings were removed:
- Rosenbloom chapter 27 – Employee Benefits Communications
- Pages 878-890 of Rosenbloom chapter 32 (Employee Benefit Plans for Small Companies) were removed. The rest of the chapter (pages 869-877) remains on the syllabus.
- GHC-619-13 (background reading only)
- GHC-639-15, pages 3-4 – Passage of New Brunswick’s Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act (pages 1-2 were background reading only)
- GHC-642-15, pages 13-64 (background reading only)
- GHC-657-16 – Effect of Board Redeliberations on the 2013 Exposure Draft Insurance Contracts
- GHC-658-16 (background reading only)
- GHC-664-16 – Disability insurance at risk for 1.1 million
- GHC-665-16 – Nortel employees seek clarity around health and welfare trust
- GHC-666-16 – Nortel employees to take fight to SCC
The case study may be updated for this season. It is released at a later date than the rest of the syllabus.