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According to a study of claims and costs commissioned by Green Shield Canada, a rise in what it calls “The Three Amigos” of massage, physio and chiropractor treatments is changing how the benefits pie is being spent....This comes at a time when more drugs are available to manage chronic illness, but at a higher price.
The offerings of Canadian workplace benefits plans don’t always target the predominant health challenges facing their employees, reveals a new study by Green Shield Canada.
"With the recent Statistics Canada report that seniors are now outnumbering those under 15 years of age in Canada, it is vital that we develop long-term, meaningful solutions to care for the elder population," says Sarah Saso, Executive Director of the GSCF.
Employers are divided when it comes to drugs. On the one hand, 90% of participants in Benefits Canada’s 2015 online survey strongly or somewhat agree that it would be worth it to pay for a high-cost drug if it meant their employee continued to be healthy and productive. On the other hand, they want financial help in providing all of that largesse. A