Canadian Group Health Plans Focus On Prevention and Early Detection

By on August 9, 2013

Employee benefit services

Did you know that 60 percent of employers in Canada worry about the quality of group health plans their employees are getting? Amazing, but true. In fact, 50 percent of businesses are also concerned about the level of coverage their employees are receiving.

In Canada, the health care system is publicly funded, and most services are provided by doctors in the private sector. This is because many Canadians, around 75 percent, have some form of supplementary private health insurance, which they either pay for themselves or receive through their employer.

A big difference between Canadian health benefit plans and plans in other countries, like the United States, is that a big emphasis is placed on preventative care and early detection. Doctors under the Canadian group health plans encourage patients to get annual checkups to ensure they are healthy.

After all, early detection can extend life expectancy and reduce the overall medical costs necessary to treat a patient.

As always, the best medical insurance you can have is to take good care of yourself, eat right, exercise and deal with stress in ways that will keep you healthy.

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19 Comments

  1. Tommy Ramos

    October 12, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I love that my employer also offers health insurance. I get some via the public medical system, but it’s still nice to have a little more coverage.

  2. Kimberly Gilbert

    March 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Is it true that in Canada you have to be put on a wait list when you need medical treatment? And the sickest people go first? You could be waiting forever!

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    April 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Is it true that in Canada you have to be put on a wait list when you need medical treatment? And the sickest people go first? You could be waiting forever!

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    May 8, 2014 at 6:27 pm

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    June 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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    September 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm

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    October 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm

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    Is it true that in Canada you have to be put on a wait list when you need medical treatment? And the sickest people go first? You could be waiting forever!

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    June 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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