Benchmarking Employee Benefits in Canada for 2019

benchmarking employee benefits in Canada

Request Asinta’s Market and Benchmark Insight Report for Canada and get the essential information you need to move forward in your decisions about employee benefits in the country. The report reviews statutory benefits, insured benefits, fringe benefits and perks, plan setup, and onboarding.

The following is an excerpt.

Canada’s healthcare system is a group of socialized health insurance plans that provides coverage to all Canadian citizens. The federal government sets the guidelines. However, funding and administration occur on a provincial or territorial basis.

Primary care physicians deliver preventive care. Also, access to hospitals, dental surgery, and additional medical services is available to citizens. The system does not cover prescription drugs, however. 

Most citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living. For citizens, there is no time limit imposed on hospitalization. However, their stay must be medically necessary for treatment. Hospitals charge in-patient use fees for accommodation or meals only if:

    • The attending physician deems it necessary
    • The patient requires chronic care, or
    • The patient is a permanent resident in a hospital or other institution.


Contact Asinta if you have further questions about benchmarking employee benefits in Canada, and we will put you in touch with Cowan Insurance Group.