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Canadian health care spending in 2010

Total spending on health care in Canada is expected to reach $191.6 billion this year, growing an estimated $9.5 billion, or 5.2%, since 2009, according to new figures released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Quick facts on spending

Canada is expected to […]

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Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to fix ailing health system

Earlier this spring I was asked to attend a luncheon that featured a speech by Dr. Jeff Turnbull, President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

Dr. Turnbull, chief of staff at The Ottawa Hospital, a much-honoured physician and educator, an Order of Canada recipient and […]

By |May 30th, 2011|News|Comments Off on Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to fix ailing health system

Why Canadian LTCI policy holders make a claim

People claim long term care benefits for a variety of reasons, but Life Plans has released the definitive top five reasons the average claimant (about 61.6-years-old) files a claim.

Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
Stroke
Injury
Cancer
Other

Source

LSM Insurance

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Upcoming webinar

Important things you should know about selling Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

This webinar will cover the following topics:

LTCI market update
The need for long term care
Long term care solutions from major companies
Sales ideas
Field underwriting
Application completion (How to paint a full picture for your underwriter)
Ongoing service […]

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NEWS FLASH – No cure for death

Dept. of Fast-Breaking Stories – this just in!!!
Geneva, Switzerland

World Health Organization officials expressed disappointment Monday at the group’s finding that, despite the enormous efforts of doctors, rescue workers and other medical professionals worldwide, the global death rate remains constant at 100 percent.

Death, a metabolic […]

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Banking watchdog to track dementia-related cases

This decision by Canada’s banking ombudsman will help the federal government and 600 banks and financial services across the nation gauge, for the first time, just how badly Canadians with diminished capacity are being mistreated when it comes to their money.

Globe and Mail September, […]

By |September 30th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Banking watchdog to track dementia-related cases

Canadians brace for higher health costs: poll

CBC NEWS | Online report – 23 August 2010

Canadians are concerned their quality of health care will decline from the strain posed by aging baby boomers, a new poll suggests. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) carried out the poll in June 2010 by as […]

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Spring/Summer 2010 News

 

News flash from the Long Term Care Planning Network!!

Karen Henderson is delight to announce that she has completed and passed the LLQP A & S course and exams that now qualify her to sell living benefits products.

“Given my extensive aging and long term care knowledge, […]

By |May 30th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Spring/Summer 2010 News

Study examines LTCI purchasers in the U.S.

By Jesse Slome AALTCI

Individuals purchasing long term care insurance in 2009 tended to be slightly older and selected less costly policy features, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) annual study. The organization’s research was based on an analysis of 155,000 […]

By |April 30th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Study examines LTCI purchasers in the U.S.

Fall/Winter 2009-2010 News

 

NEW!!  Custom Care Planning Service
In response to an increasing number of advisors who are asking about resources for clients with aging parents, we launched our Custom Care Planning Service at the recent LTC Conference in Toronto.

How it Works
If a client asks for support or information for […]

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Why we all need to care about caregiving

Canada Faces Crisis in Caring for Elderly: Researcher

May 31, 2009

“Canada will soon face a serious crisis in caring for the elderly unless policy-makers act now to head it off, says a Carleton University researcher. Lifestyle changes combined with an aging population are about to […]

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Seniors are often unjustly stripped of their rights

Illogical care decisions are made because we don’t provide the right services at the right time. The unequal rate of the aging of the population across the country creates challenges for provinces to provide a comparable range of services. Some seniors live in isolation […]

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