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Younger employees less likely to be able to cope with work stress: survey

Employees aged 40 and younger are 60 per cent more likely than workers aged 50 and older to lack confidence in their ability to cope…

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69% of employees say manager impacts mental health as much as spouse or partner: survey

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees say their manager impacts their mental health as much as their spouse or partner, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how British Columbia’s amended definition of provision for adverse deviation will impact the province’s target-benefit pension plans was the most-read story on…

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  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00

Vancity supporting employee well-being with enhanced mental-health coverage

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union is supporting employee well-being by increasing its coverage for mental-health benefits from $1,500 to $10,000, per employee and per dependant.…

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64% of U.S. employers increasing investments in employee wellness: survey

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to increase their spend on employee wellness programs, according to a new survey by Wellable.…

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  • January 25, 2023 January 24, 2023
  • 09:00

Bell Let’s Talk Day: More mental-health support needed in the workplace

Bell Canada is marking its annual Let’s Talk Day with a call-to-action for increased mental-health support within communities and workplaces. “This year’s campaign has taken…

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Survey finds four-day workweek gaining mainstream momentum with Canadian employers

A four-day workweek may be gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada as workplaces continue to fine tune schedules and working conditions, suggests new research. A…

80% of frontline workers who feel supported by manager plan to stay in current role: survey

The majority (80 per cent) of frontline employees who say they feel supported and understood by their manager plan to stay in their current role,…

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  • January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
  • 15:00

33% of U.S. near-retirees already drawing down social security benefits: survey

A third (33 per cent) of Americans nearing retirement say they’re already drawing down their social security benefits, according to a survey by Allspring Global…

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  • January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2022 Face to Face in Drug Plan Management Forum

Running for more than 17 years, Benefits Canada‘s Face to Face Drug Plan Management Forum is the industry’s most popular drug benefits conference. In 2022,…

Rethinking risk management and the future of private drug insurance

With cost of private drug plan claims rising about 5.5 per cent each year, pooling is one solution that could be beneficial for benefits plan…

Striking the right balance between member access, plan sustainability

Plan sponsors face challenges balancing benefits plan sustainability while also ensuring their plan members have access to the care they need, said Marie-Hélène Dugal, manager…

Taking a holistic approach to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is commonly misunderstood and can reduce the ability of a person to function while impacting their quality of life, said Anjila…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
  • 09:00

Apple withholding employee benefits from unionized store

Apple Inc. is withholding its latest employee benefits from workers at one of its unionized retail stores. The technology giant is set to provide employees…

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  • October 19, 2022 October 19, 2022
  • 15:00

SIGA liable for $1.2M in LTD benefits following termination without cause: Saskatchewan court

The Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench has held the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority liable for more than $1.2 million in long-term disability benefits owed to…

Editorial: Wrapping up 2022 with healthy outcomes, award winners and a glimpse at the future of work

The autumn is typically a busy one for the industry, but this year was especially eventful over at Benefits Canada. After a brief hiatus, the…

Coverage of the 2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference

After a brief hiatus, Benefits Canada’s long-standing Healthy Outcomes Conference returned as an in-person event designed for employers to exchange ideas and best practices for…

2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference: How is the pandemic changing plan sponsors’ communications strategies?

As the coronavirus pandemic prompted a meaningful change in how employers communicate with their workforces, Telus Communications Inc. reviewed job types and created personas around…

StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

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  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00

Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
  • 15:00

How employers can leverage pay transparency to achieve pay equity

Just because employers are transparent with their compensation philosophy or ranges, it doesn’t always mean they’re equitable in their compensation process, says Andrea Bartlett, director…