Most popular articles of 2023 related to health

By The IJ Staff | December 29 2023 10:00AM

The Insurance Portal invites you to read or re-read our ten most popular articles on health-related benefits, services or issues from 2023. 

  • The Government of Canada has announced that it will require employers and pension plan administrators to report when employees have been eligible to access dental insurance or dental coverage of any kind, on annual T4 and T4A slips, beginning in 2023. 

Canada Revenue adds dental care plan reporting to T-slips beginning in 2023 

  • According to the January 2023 Mental Health Index compiled by TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks), 20 per cent of Canadians have cut back on health-related expenses. 

Canadians cutting back on care due to inflation 

  • A new report from Manulife Financial Corporation shows a growing number of adults are being diagnosed and treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder cases spike in the last five years 

- Drug utilization trends are examined in depth in the most recent report from GreenShield, the 2023 GreenShield Administration Drug Trends Report

GreenShield publishes extensive drug trends report 

  • Following the modernization of benefits plans which have occurred over the past three years, TELUS Health says there are five health benefits trends it is focused on in 2023.

Telus examines benefits plan features that are here to stay 

  • On July 26, virtual provider of physical, mental, and wellness healthcare, Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. announced before markets opened, that it accepted a purchase offer made by Sun Life Financial

Sun Life the best offer on the table according to Dialogue 

  • The Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is warning that many Canadians will lose access to drug coverage and that the government’s proposed universal drug program will cost unnecessary billions 

Parliamentary Budget Office releases estimated cost of single-payer universal drug plan 

  • In May 1, 2023, TELUS Health became the official employee assistance program (EAP) provider for mutual company, Beneva. 

TELUS Health appointed employee assistance program provider for Beneva 

  • Advocating for the inclusion of virtual care in employee benefits programs, TELUS Health has published a pair of reports, entitled The future of virtual healthcare: Considerations for employers. 

TELUS Health reports show increasing demand for virtual healthcare 

  • Simpill Health Group Inc., operating as Pillway, announced that Sun Life has invested $9.5-million in the company to allow it to expand its technology-driven health care services. 

Sun Life invests in Pillway 

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