Keyword: health care

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Green Shield Canada, Maple partner for virtual-care program

Green Shield Canada is partnering with Maple to provide its group benefits plan members with free access to the virtual-care provider’s platform for the winter months ahead. “As a leading advocate for evidence-based digital health technologies and the impact they can have on the health-care experience for Canadians, it was an easy decision for GSC to […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 November 18, 2020
  • 15:00
Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again as the second wave of the pandemic slams into Canada. Will there be another lockdown this year? Will children be expected to learn remotely again while employees work? How can we, as […]

EQ Care launching free pandemic support program

EQ Care is offering free access to its on-demand mental-health support program to help people cope as Canada endures a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “Being committed to empathetic and compassionate care for the last 30 years, we recognize the important role EQ Care is privileged to play in improving the health of Canadians during this challenging […]

Group health plan costs expected to rise in 2021: report

The costs of employer-provided health plans in Canada are expected to rise seven per cent next year, outpacing general inflation by more than five per cent, according to a new report by Aon Canada. Contributing factors include higher drug prices, the impact of non-communicable health risks and the continued introduction of new and expensive therapies. Indeed, […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2020 October 29, 2020
  • 15:15
Without vaccine, business as unusual for employers likely to continue until early 2022

Canadian employers that were hoping to get back to business as usual this fall have had those hopes dashed as the second wave of the pandemic pummels hospitals, as well as bottom lines and return-to-office plans. Our country is nowhere near herd immunity, which means without a safe and effective vaccine we’re still nowhere near returning to how […]

Cost of employer medical benefits to rise 7.2% in 2021: report

The costs of employer medical benefits around the globe are forecasted to rise 7.2 per cent in 2021, outpacing general inflation by five per cent, according to a new medical trends report by Aon. “There is still a significant amount of uncertainty regarding COVID-19’s impact on deferred treatments and long-term health care,” said Tim Nimmer, Aon’s […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2020 October 19, 2020
  • 08:45
Older workers key to rebuilding G20 economies: report

Across the G20 nations, older workers are increasingly vital to a post-pandemic recovery, according to a new report by ageing policy think tank International Longevity Centre U.K. Every third dollar is earned by someone aged 50 or older and nearly one in three workers (29 per cent of the G20 workforce) were over the age of 50 […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 16, 2020 July 25, 2023
  • 09:02
Canadians hesitant to access mental-health supports, despite declines during pandemic

Despite a decline in mental health and well-being since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians are still hesitant to access support, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest monthly mental-health index. About half (53 per cent) of respondents indicated the pandemic has made them less likely to access health care for physical (29 per cent) and mental-health […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 08:45
67% of working Canadians would use virtual tools for mental health: survey

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of working Canadians said they’d use video chat, web or telephone-based health support to consult with a mental-health practitioner, up 17 percentage points since 2019, according to a new survey by RBC Insurance.  The survey, which polled 1,001 employed or recently laid-off Canadians in July, also found the percentage of working […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:45
MindBeacon launching digital therapy tool to manage stress

MindBeacon Group is launching a digital mental-health option to support all Canadians through heightened anxiety and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization found nearly half (46 per cent) of people starting therapy since the beginning of the pandemic via its Beacon digital platform indicated anxiety as their primary mental-health concern, which was up by 12 per cent when […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00