Aurora Cannabis Employee Benefits Plan Now Reimburses Medical Cannabis

Published: July 23, 2018

Aurora Cannabis Employee Benefits Plan Now Reimburses Medical Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced that effective August 1, 2018, the company will offer a new employee benefits plan that will include coverage for medical cannabis authorized by a physician or nurse practitioner.

The new benefits plan, administered by Sun Life Financial, will allow employees and their dependants to receive coverage for medical cannabis under the Extended Health Care plan.

“The speed with which Canada’s largest insurers are moving to cover the costs of medical cannabis reflects the increasing recognition of cannabis-based therapies, and marks a significant milestone for patients across the country, said Debra Wilson, Senior VP of Human Resources. “Including medical cannabis in the Company’s benefits plan reflects our position as one of the leading advocates for the availability of medical cannabis, as well as employee health and wellness being major pillars in Aurora’s mission to be the employer of choice in the sector.”

Jonathan Zaid, Director of Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility, added, “Offering insurance coverage for medical cannabis, and making the reimbursement process easy, is the right thing to do, and Aurora is proud to be a leader in this area. At the same time, we recognize there is still more work to be done to ensure patients across Canada receive coverage for medical cannabis, and we intend to continue supporting advocacy initiatives in this area.”