Sask. expands COVID-19 wage supplement program for integrated care facility workers

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The provincial government is allowing more people to apply for a program designed to help employees working with vulnerable people during COVID-19.

At the start of the pandemic, the province announced a $400 per month wage top-up for workers in seniors’ facilities, licensed daycares and shelters.

Originally, the program would only provide the money if workers earned less than $2,500 per month and less than $24 per hour. The government later removed the income threshold for workers at certain facilities.

On Thursday, it removed the threshold for workers at integrated care facilities that provide both short-term and long-term health care.

“Our government wants to ensure that through this program we are helping workers who are caring for some of our most vulnerable,” said Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in a news release Thursday.

“Often, family members help support their loved ones in long-term care in these facilities, but visitation restrictions due

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Las Vegas food banks brace for increase in need, $600 supplement to unemployment could expire

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of valley families could be left in jeopardy if Congress does not extend the extra $600 unemployment benefit and some nonprofits are bracing for a large increase in demand if that happens.

Three Square food bank is already seeing people prepare for the worst. When the pandemic first started, it saw 60% more people needing food every day. In the last couple weeks, it says it has actually seen an increase in people needing food.

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The COO of Three Square, Larry Scott, says he believes people on unemployment are preparing to lose that extra money.

“We’re already starting to feel the impacts of that,” Scott said. “I think people are trying to find food sources today, knowing that it’s about to come upon them.”

Scott says they’ve had enough food up until this point,

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Sask. expands wage supplement for healthcare workers

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REGINA —
The province of Saskatchewan announced it is expanding the eligibility for its Temporary Wage Supplement Program.

The program’s expansion will include all integrated healthcare employees who work in short and long-term care facilities. The wage supplements will be provided regardless of income level.

A new application form will be available in the coming days. The application deadline is Sept. 1.

“Previously, workers at integrated facilities were eligible if they had a gross salary from all sources of less than $2,500 per month and earned less than $24.00 per hour. That income threshold has been lifted, as it was when the program was modified in June for workers at licensed personal care homes and special care homes,” the province said in a news release.

Eligible workers can receive $400 per four-week period for up to 16 weeks.

The supplement is not available to contract service providers working in these

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan government expands temporary wage supplement program

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More workers at Saskatchewan health-care facilities are now eligible for the province’s temporary wage supplement program.

The program was introduced in April to provide financial support to some workers helping vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government said Thursday it now includes include all workers, regardless of income level, at integrated health-care facilities that provide both short-term and long-term health care.

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When the program was first announced, it was limited to eligible workers who had a gross monthly salary of less than $2,500 from all sources and earned less than $24 an hour.

The province said that the income threshold has been lifted, as it was when the program was modified in June for workers at licensed personal care homes and special care homes.

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“Our government wants to ensure that through this program

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Available Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plans in 2020

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  • Mutual of Omaha offers several different types of Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans that can help cover leftover costs from original Medicare.
  • Medigap plans offered by Mutual of Omaha are available in most states across the nation, although some plans may not be available in all areas.
  • The basic level of coverage included in each type of Medigap plan is standardized, but costs can vary based on several factors.

Medicare supplement insurance plans help pay for costs that aren’t covered by original Medicare. You may also see Medicare supplement plans referred to as Medigap.

It’s estimated that 67 percent of people with Medicare have original Medicare. About 25 percent of these individuals also have a Medigap plan.

Medigap plans are sold by private insurance companies, such as Mutual of Omaha. Mutual of Omaha offers several different types of Medigap plans nationwide.

Keep reading to learn more about these plans, what

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economists on why it’s dangerous to cut the coronavirus supplement

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The Morrison government has announced changes to jobseeker that will cut the $550-a-fortnight coronavirus supplement to $250 from 28 September, reducing the total jobseeker payment for about 1.6m Australians from $1,115 to $815 a fortnight.

Experts say the supplement has been vital in raising many Australians, including children, out of poverty for the first time. Its effect on the economy has been positive, with the extra $663m in cash being spent by consumers supporting small business, as well as keeping the housing sector afloat by allowing people to keep up rent and mortgage payments. And it is popular: most Australians are opposed to reducing the payment.



a group of people standing in front of a building: ‘It is no revelation that the old rate of Newstart is woefully inadequate,’ says Australia Institute economist Matt Grudnoff, as the federal government slashes the jobseeker payment.


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‘It is no revelation that the old rate of Newstart is woefully inadequate,’ says Australia Institute economist Matt Grudnoff, as the federal government slashes the jobseeker

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Vitamins and Mineral Supplement Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Implications and Growth

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NEW YORK, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

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The global vitamins and mineral supplements market is expected to grow from $51.70 billion in 2019 to 61.16 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.3%. The dietary supplement market, particularly the sale of vitamins and mineral supplements is skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vitamins and mineral supplements are seen as a proportion of control and are used by people to build their immunity to keep themselves healthy. Vitamins and minerals positively affect the health and wellness of the population. The market is then expected to stabilize and reach $74.61 billion in 2023 at a CAGR of 6.85%.

The vitamins and mineral supplements market consists of sales of vitamins and mineral supplements that improve the health and wellness of the population. The sales comprise of revenue generated by the establishments manufacturing vitamins and

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Keto Easy Review – Read This Latest Report on This Weight Loss Supplement

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New York, NY – ( NewMediaWire ) – July 24, 2020 – There is an increase in the number of people wanting to lose weight without resorting to drastic diets that leave them without energy. People want to lose weight in a healthy way and for this reason, the Keto Easy diet has risen in popularity. This diet is low in carbohydrates and rich in fats, followed by proteins. Even though the diet does not contain many carbs, you won’t feel the loss of energy because the body learns to use fat for energy. 

When you follow a keto diet, you don’t have many food options, so there is a good chance that your body may be losing out on nutrients. Therefore there is the need for external supplements. These supplements help provide the necessary nutrients and also helps the body attain ketosis quickly. 

Another advantage is that these supplements

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JobSeeker coronavirus supplement could go on beyond Christmas, Josh Frydenberg says

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Morrison government is “favourably disposed” to extending the coronavirus supplement dole payment beyond Christmas.

The government last week extended the JobSeeker supplement beyond its legislated September cut-off until the end of the year, although it will be reduced from $550 to $300, bring the overall dole payment to $800 per fortnight.

However, in last week’s economic update, Treasury forecast the unemployment rate to peak at 9.25 per cent by the end of the year, compared with 7.4 per cent now, which would equate to a further 240,000 people being out of a job.

“We’re favourably disposed to continuing it, but we’ve got to do an assessment of where the jobs market is at that time,” Mr Frydenberg told ABC’s Insider program on Sunday on the outlook for JobSeeker.

“It’s about getting the balance right so that there are incentives for people to return to work,

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Loss of $600 jobless aid supplement will hurt, Long Islanders say

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Jobless Long Islanders say they fear the worst when the extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits they’ve been receiving comes to an end this weekend.

Unless Congress acts to extend the bonus, authorized through July 31 as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, Sunday will mark the end of the final week for which Long Islanders can receive the enhanced payment under the state Department of Labor’s payment schedule.

The controversial program has meant that some workers have received more on unemployment than they earned while working. But for many of the 193,000 Long Islanders left unemployed by the pandemic, even with the extra $600 they’re barely getting by. And with the economy thrown into a tailspin by the coronavirus and resulting shutdown of nonessential businesses, prospects for finding a new job have dimmed. The Island faces the longterm loss of up to 375,000 jobs, according to a report

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