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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2008

Alberta eliminates health premiums

Edmonton — Alberta’s health-care premiums will be eliminated effective Jan. 1, 2009. Currently, premiums run $528 for individuals and $1,056 for a family. With this change, Alberta joins seven other jurisdictions that do not collect health premiums or taxes: Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.