Medical Marijuana does not have a Drug Identification number (DIN) from Health Canada which means it is not eligible under the prescription drug benefit of group benefit plans. That said, medical marijuana is eligible under Health Care Spending Accounts according to CRA.
There has been a passive behavior towards dental costs for a long time in Alberta. It was common to hear, “I have coverage, so why do I care what the price is?” As a longtime consumer of Dental Benefits, I am not exempt from that statement, however being in the benefits industry has made me a savvier consumer. The fact is, Alberta dental fees are higher on average than neighboring provinces, in some cases by a substantial amount (up to 32% according to Alberta Blue Cross).