Important Travel Insurance Update For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Very Important Travel Insurance Update For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 13, 2020, the Government of Canada issued an Official Global Travel Advisory advising Canadians to “avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.” As such, the coronavirus pandemic is now considered a known risk. We are advising all plan members to contact their insurance carrier directly BEFORE they travel to confirm coverage. DBA is […]

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Jennifer Burns on the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast

Jennifer Burns on the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Jennifer Burns, Partner of David Burns & Associates Jennifer shares the story of how her locally-owned family business came to be. Jennifer, along with her two brothers Ian and Matt, are currently the fourth generation running the business in their industry. David Burns & Associates […]

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Eliminating out-of-country medical coverage for Ontarians would impact private coverage

Eliminating out-of-country medical coverage for Ontarians

The Canadian Snowbird Association says it is opposed to the Ontario government’s proposal to terminate OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program. Doing so would lead to premium hikes for private travel medical insurance coverage, says the association. The program currently reimburses Ontario residents travelling outside of Canada between $200 and $400 per day for emergency inpatient […]

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Companies addressing mental health issues as employees are more stressed now than in 2014

Companies addressing mental health issues as employees more stressed now than in 2014

More than one-third of employees report that they are more stressed now from work than they were five years ago, but workplace approaches to mental health are improving, according to a new study by Morneau Shepell. The research was released as part of Morneau Shepell’s Employers Connect Summit held in eight Canadian cities. The survey […]

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