A number of insurers have left the long term care (LTC) insurance marketplace. That likely was the result of economic losses. The LTC market has escalating costs associated with providing long term care. With low interest rates, it is hard for insurers to match. Accordingly, those insurers who are left in the LTC marketplace will […] Read More
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES TO SUPPORT ASSISTED SUICIDE. Canadian adults who are mentally competent and suffering intolerably and permanently have the right to a doctor’s help in dying. Now everyone can be on the same page to help these unfortunate patients. There is now an exit strategy that provides dignity, certainty and comfort. Citation: […] Read More
EMPLOYERS WORRY ABOUT HEALTHCARE COSTS & MENTAL HEALTH- Morneau Shepell’s insightful workplace study.
Employers worry about healthcare costs, mental health Controlling healthcare costs is the top benefits priority of Canadian employers for 2014—along with addressing mental health issues, a survey reveals. This year, as many as 68% of companies worry about healthcare costs for 2014, up from 45% last year, according to Morneau Shepell’s annual survey on compensation […] Read More
Nelofar Kureshi MD, MHI Case Manager and Clinical Researcher RCM Health Consultancy Inc. More than 40% of Canadians say they live with at least one chronic disease including heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and mood disorders. The incidence of chronic illness in youth aged 12-19 is approximately 6%, rising […] Read More