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

27 March 2019

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

25 April 2019

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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Travelling Canadians Plan Overview

22 October 2019

Travel insurance is important to help protect you, your family or visitors to Canada from costs that can occur due to an unforeseen medical emergency during a trip or an unexpected reason to cancel or interrupt a trip. Without it, travellers may be left to pay significant out-of-pocket expenses. Whether you are travelling outside your […]

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Jennifer Burns on the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast

13 January 2020

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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Market Update – March 10, 2020

10 March 2020

Unfortunately, in the last week and a half, international markets have reacted negatively to several factors, most notably as a response to increasing concerns regarding the Coronavirus. This issue was compounded yesterday when oil prices dropped precipitously due to Russia and Saudi Arabia engaging in a price war regarding the cost of oil. In times […]

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Important Travel Insurance Update For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

14 March 2020

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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