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September 16, 2022 News Dental IndustryNews

Canadians Received a Record $113 Billion in Life and Health Insurance Benefits, 2021 Data Shows

by Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Canada’s life and health insurers paid out more benefits to more people than ever before in 2021. Canadians were paid over $113 billion in benefits from life and health insurance products last year – up 17 per cent from 2020 and nearly $10 billion above

July 8, 2022 News DentistryNews

Ontario Plans for Portable Benefits, Talks Next Steps on Sick Days: Labour Minister

by Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

Ontario is committing to offering “portable benefits” for workers, the returning labour minister says, and is mulling next steps for a soon-to-expire sick leave program. In an interview with The Canadian Press on Thursday, Monte McNaughton discussed labour plans for

May 27, 2022 News News

Most Canadians Satisfied with Their Health Benefit Plans, Finds Survey

by Wealth Professionals

The results of a new survey indicate Canadians are generally content with the health benefit plans they have access to, and find them beneficial in addressing cost-of-living issues. According to a public opinion study conducted by Abacus Data for the

February 15, 2022 News InsuranceNews

Employer-Provided Dental Benefits Rates Aligned with Income Level

by Benefits Canada

Lower-income workers across Ontario have lower rates of employer-provided dental insurance, according to a new report by the Toronto Foundation. In addition, the community foundation found the problem is more pronounced in Toronto. For example, 53 per cent of employees earning

February 4, 2022 News News

Ontario Designing ‘Portable Benefits’ Plan for Workers Who Don’t Have Coverage

by CityNews

Ontario intends to develop a “portable benefits” system for workers who don’t have health, dental or vision coverage, with the package intended to move with the individuals if they change jobs. The concept was recommended in a recent report from

October 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canadian Employer Medical Benefit Costs to Grow 7.0 Percent in 2022, Aon Survey Forecasts

by Aon plc

Employer-provided medical benefit costs in Canada are forecasted to rise 7.0 percent in 2022, outpacing general inflation by 5.0 percent, according to the 2022 Global Medical Trend Rates Report released today by Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm. The increase for Canadian

May 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Yukon Adds Opioid and Dental Help in Post-Election Budget, While Deficit Falls

by National Post

The newly elected Yukon government has tabled a revised 2021-22 budget after the Liberals squeaked into office in last month’s election. Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver says capital spending remains the same at $434 million, while the deficit is

May 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Jobs Report Highlights Concerning Trend for Health Benefits Tied to Employment in Canada


Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefits so that Canadians can continue

December 10, 2019 News News

Without Benefits, Some Calgarians Find Cost of Dental Visits Hard to Swallow

by CBC News

An office manager laid off from her position at a Calgary restoration company in January says dental work is a luxury she just can’t afford. “Taking my daughter to the dentist is definitely delayed, as well as myself. Without benefits, it’s

July 30, 2019 News News

Hundreds Of Thousands Not Taking Up PRSI Dental, Optical Benefits

by The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of people are not taking advantage of a State benefit scheme offering free or discounted dental, optical and hearing care, new figures show. Some 2.5 million people pay PRSI, which entitles them to services such as a

July 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Bill To Establish Adult Medicaid Dental Benefit Fails, But Advocates Will Try Again In 2020

by Press Herald

More than 70,000 Mainers would gain coverage under the proposal. The Maine Legislature failed to approve about $6.5 million in state tax funds to establish an adult Medicaid dental benefit, but advocates said they will try again in January, and

November 6, 2018 News News

Dartmouth Man ‘Feels Punished’, Denied Provincial Dental Benefits for Working Full-Time

by Jeremy Keefe, Global News

After eight years of oral infections, abscesses and unbearable pain, Greg Madore was moments from undergoing a dental procedure that would change his life, before finding out his nightmare was far from over. “I was in the waiting room getting

May 16, 2018 News News

Program Uses Smart Toothbrush Data to Determine Dental Rates

by Christina Farr, CNBC

Alex Frommeyer comes from a family of dentists. Now, he has a start-up that sells dental insurance, but with a twist. The Columbus, Ohio, company, called Beam Dental, started out by selling Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes, meaning that their product communicates with an

February 6, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPaediatric Dentistry

JADA Study Shows Impact of Dental Benefits on Children’s Dental Needs

by American Dental Association

A report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments. The study is particularly timely as

February 2, 2017 News AnnouncementDental CareNews

Canadian Dental and Health Benefits Will Not be Taxed

by Amy Minsky, Global News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits, after days of refusing to rule out the option. “We are committed to protecting the middle class from increased taxes and that

December 21, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Health Care Providers Send Warning of Taxing Dental Benefits

by Oral Health

A coalition of health care service providers, including the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association has warned of the potential negative implications of taxing the premiums paid on employer-provided health and dental benefits. These benefits provide preventative care in services such as