Since the late ’90s there has been a growing shift away from employers providing group health and dental coverage for retirees. Increasing healthcare costs, provincial de-listing of services, an aging population and changes to accounting rules are the main culprits that are eroding coverage for post-employment. Read more
I just learned that my father-in-law was ahead of his time as a “Workamper” twenty years ago. He was your typical Prairie “snowbird” when he left his home in Winnipeg and headed south to either Texas or Florida – far away from the frigid winter months in his recreational vehicle (RV). He would often talk about doing small jobs around the RV Park while he was down south a few times a week and getting paid for it. We didn’t think much of it except that it was good to introduce additional activities into his weeks and months in the sun.
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