How biologics differ from traditional drugs and the associated costs

Our goal is to eliminate or, at least, substantially reduce the cost of biologics and high cost specialty drugs from benefits plans and for employees, where possible.

There are options; all of which involve the affected employees joining the provincial plan (Trillium, in Ontario).
  1. Cap the maximum on the drug plan
  2. Apply co-payment to Trillium deductible
  3. Divert specialty drugs from the plan
Nonprofit Employer of Choice(NEOC) Award

The Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Award recognizes Canadian organizations that have committed themselves to better business management practices ensuring successful mission achievement.
  • The NEOC Award is a national program that will help participating organizations gain a competitive advantage to attract, engage and retain top talent.
  • A three-step process to participate: Submit an application. Complete the "Organizational Profile." Distribute the "Employee Commitment Survey" for anonymous completion.
  • Eligibility: Registered as a Canadian nonprofit; Have a physical presence in Canada; Have a minimum of 10 full-time employees and, have been in operation for a minimum of one year.
  • Applications close October 31, 2017 and 2017 NEOC award recipients will be announced in February, 2018.
ASSOCIUM is a proud sponsor of the Non-profit Employer of Choice Awards.

Learn more and find out how to apply -> 
pillarsPillars of the Community

Established in 1879, Toronto City Mission is the city's oldest and longest running outreach to people impacted by poverty.

One in four children in Toronto is living in poverty. We believe in training, teaching and mentoring whole families to become leaders in their own communities.

Become a volunteer tutor and give a child the opportunity to excel at school and gain self-confidence.

Now recruiting tutors for September 2017 ->
If you would like to be recognized in this section of our newsletter or website, please forward a short article to Your content can include an introduction to your organization to help generate awareness; it can give a history; highlight your mandate; or even give details of an event. It's your space. We would love to help promote your organization and its initiatives!
pharmacyAsk the Pharmacist: Dehydration
Dehydration is when an excessive amount of water is lost from the body

With the summer season now upon us, temperatures around the world are rising and the chances of becoming dehydrated increases dramatically. Dehydration is when an excessive amount of water is lost from the body, often accompanied by an insufficiency in the amount of electrolytes in the body.

Electrolytes are important chemicals that have essential roles in the body such as regulating the electrical charge in the cells of the body and controlling the flow of water in and out of cells.
  • Causes of Dehydration
  • Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration
  • Prevention and Treatment of Dehydration
Learn more ->
golfASSOCIUM Golf Tournament
Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers who came out to our golf tournament on Thursday August 17 at Whitevale Golf Club!
eventsUpcoming Events
ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events, and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information so that we can post it for you complimentary for ASSOCIUM GAIN members. Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization. This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.
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Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent , Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984.