JDB Group and Schuster Boyd McDonald acquire Sudbury-based Canadian Injury Management Services Client strategy sessions over the past 18-months have exposed a gap in the delivery of a fair and consistent solution for disability and absence management. With the increase in disability related cases in these complex times, increasing concerns over mental health wellbeing, and [...]
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1 in 3 Canadians is living with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, impacting more Canadians in the workforce. Managing diabetes may be costly, especially if not well maintained. At best employees with type 2 diabetes currently cost employers an estimated $2,000 annually. It is the second most therapeutic class on a benefit plan, as members [...]
A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd. on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 800 Canadian employers, found 88 per cent of those that offer a defined benefit pension plan said [...]
Understanding and Analyzing Your Benefits in these Changing Times EXTENDED HEALTH As new and approved drugs enter into the pipeline, high cost medications will continue to infiltrate the employer-sponsored medical plan. The most predominant conditions driving the cost of health care claims are autoimmune disease, cancer, cardiovascular, mental health and diabetes. Specialty drugs priced between $10,000 [...]
Nordia selected TAIBU Community Health Centre because the Malvern community in Scarborough was one of the hotspots for COVID-19 and she hoped the donation would add support to the projects and promote health and inspire hope in the Malvern Community. Nordia Rainford - JDB, Toronto
I chose the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury who do an excellent job of bringing family members, friends and healthcare professionals together as a caregiving team so residents can live their remaining days in dignity and comfort, surrounded by their loved ones. Tracy Richer - SBM, Sudbury
Important information to Clients Information about Optometrists’ withdrawal from Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan Impact for Ontarians ages 19 and younger and 65 and older The Ontario Association of Optometrists is planning to withdraw from Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) on September 1, 2021. Currently, OHIP pays for one annual routine eye exam for Ontarians ages 19 [...]
Employment Standards Act Amendment On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government passed Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave if they miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. The entitlement is retroactive to [...]
I chose the diabetes association as my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age 9. Because of funding he was able to attend Camp Huronda which allowed him to see that he was not alone and was able to continue doing everything he always did. My son is now 31 and lives [...]
I chose The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH as my chosen charity. The Centre was a great help when my mom and dad were both diagnosed with Cancer in 2017. Though my dad didn’t make it to treatment, my mom was treated there for 2 years before her passing in 2019. To [...]