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Providing employee health benefits doesn't have to be overly complex or break the bank. Creating a benefit program for your small business that meets the needs of your team will definitely contributes to higher satisfaction, retention and productivity levels.
We have all been there at one time or another, you know that part of the job interview when you either ask what kind of health benefits program the company has or you are telling a potential employee about the employee health benefits program your company offers as part of their compensation package.
The great debate when it comes to Canadian healthcare is whether or not our country should stick with our public healthcare model, or adapt a new system such as private or mixed. It is clear that there are only three ways to pay for healthcare, and all of these options have their fair share of pros and cons. It has been assumed that all Canadians prefer our current public healthcare model, when in actuality new studies have been popping up with majority stating that the ‘mixed’ healthcare model is favoured.
It seems to be that whenever there is a Government or public system or plan that needs improving, the first solution is to invest more money into the problem in order to fix it. When it comes to the Canadian healthcare plan, the solution appears to be no different. There are always talks of requiring more funding for healthcare in order to improve the system, but could it be possible that the solution to improving Canada’s healthcare system does not actually require more money?
The Harper Government has made quite a few changes to the federal budget this year. There have been some popular, and not-so-popular choices made by the P.C.s, but one of the budget decisions that the government recently made was definitely a positive one.
Coming soon, the government will be introducing improvements to Aboriginal health research initiatives and the funding that supports them. This means great health benefits in Canada for Aboriginals, and puts the Federal Government healthcare plan in a positive light.
As a Canadian, you may not always be up-to-date on the healthcare reforms going on in the States. However, the recent mission spearheaded by Obama to legalize universal healthcare in the U.S. does have an affect on what the future holds for Canadian healthcare plans.
Summertime in Canada is synonymous with many outdoor activities and hours spent in the sun. It’s important to remember the safety precautions that come with time spent in the summer heat.
It’s no surprise that over the years, wait times for healthcare services have continuously increased. With hospitals facing shortages in both beds and doctors, you can be hard-pressed now-a-days to receive medical treatment in Canada without sitting on a waitlist for months. Everyone hears horror stories about their friends or family waiting months, or even years, to receive treatment, but how long do Canadians really have to wait in order to receive healthcare treatment?
Canadians are generally taught to “save for a rainy day” or to have a nest egg tucked away in case of an emergency, but what about saving for a long-term health care issue? With the baby boomer generation continuing to creep into old age, more and more individuals should be planning and thinking about their Canadian healthcare plans.
There are always going to be health concerns or risks that are a potential for individuals taking medication, especially when that medication is taken on a daily, or regular basis. For women, hormone-based contraceptive pills and rings have always been controversial, with studies showing signs of increased cancer and infertility risks. Now, a new study has been released concluding that hormone-based pills and rings carry a small risk of stroke and heart attack, depending on the method and type of hormone used.