September 2007

businesshealth® e-news
September 2007 vol. 3-3
Issue At A Glance
  • Benefits: The Line is Drawn
  • Pushing the Envelope
  • The Qualities of an Effective Asthma Program
  • Cancer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • IWH Update: Safety Training and Disability Management Practices
 
 


 

In This Issue

The Qualities of an Effective Asthma Program - Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that narrows the airways and causes spasms in the lungs. It can be controlled through long-acting ‘preventer’ and quick-acting ‘rescue’ medications. Read More »
Benefits: The Line is Drawn - In recent weeks, three surveys have reflected dramatically different needs and expectations among employees and employers. First, a poll of 69 generally large Canadian employers found that about half (55%) were considering eliminating health benefits for retirees, and another 22% may reduce company contributions. Read More »
Cancer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - As we age, the saying goes, every pain becomes a symptom…and cancer becomes a fear in most of us. According to Manulife Financial, cancer was the third-leading cause of long term disability in 2006, and though only ranked 12th (by incidence) in short-term disability plans, they feature the longest duration of any STD claim. Read More »
IWH Update: Safety Training and Disability Management Practices - The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is essentially the research arm of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Read More »
Pushing the Envelope - Frequently, we find a greater appetite among American employers for strategies that improve the health of employees and thereby reduce benefit costs. Read More »
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