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Survey finds U.S. gen Z employees more likely to expect tailored benefits

U.S. generation Z employees are more likely to expect a tailored, year-round benefits experience than other employees, according to a new survey by MetLife Inc.…

Employers can improve benefits communication, highlight mental-health support for ‘Blue Monday’

Employers can use the time surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ to ensure they’re communicating properly with employees and highlighting mental-health supports, says Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice…


What do Ontario employers need to know ahead of new pay transparency legislation?

Before new pay transparency legislation takes effect in Ontario, it’s important for employers to ensure their current compensation structure is in order, says Dominic Girard, a senior…

Top 10 benefits stories of 2023

A story on how plan sponsors and insurers are considering covering weight-loss drugs as part of a broader push towards more inclusive benefits was the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2023 December 18, 2023
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Expert warns against urging employees to use up benefits by end of year

With the end of the year approaching, some employers and health practitioners may feel the need to tell employees to use up their benefits, but…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 19, 2023 December 19, 2023
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference

Nearly 50 employers gathered at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Oct. 20 for Benefits Canada’s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference, a premier event…

How are pandemic reverberations affecting disability management programs, workplace accommodations?

About a year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Algonquin College updated its disability management program. The timing set the Ottawa-based college up for…


RBC educating employees, reducing stigma around money matters through financial wellness hub

During Financial Literacy Month, the Royal Bank of Canada is supporting employees’ financial wellness through a new website that provides financial education and support. The…

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Expert panel: How employers can align their benefits plan and DEI strategy

The documentation of formal diversity, equity and inclusion policies and approaches is one of the most significant changes to the Canadian workplace over the last…

Lululemon’s use of video, social media in benefits communications results in award win

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s thorough and innovative approach to benefits communications resulted in a win at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The apparel company won…

Flight Centre lands win for monthly wellness challenges, health programs for hybrid, remote employees

Flight Centre Travel Group’s holistic approach to employee wellness resulted in a win at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The company…

Who are the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. The awards, which were presented at the end of the 2023 Healthy…


74% of U.S. employers increasing benefits, compensation communications: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. employers say they increased their communications about compensation and benefits in 2023, according to a new survey by Arthur J.…

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2023 October 10, 2023
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Half of benefits plan members understand their plan extremely or very well: survey

Half (51 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they understand their plan extremely or very well, down from 65 per cent in 2018,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2023 September 19, 2023
  • 09:00

72% of plan members appreciate health benefits more today than before pandemic: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they appreciate their health benefits more today than they did before the coronavirus pandemic,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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U.S. workers who understand benefits plan say they’re happier, have greater stability: survey

The majority of U.S. workers who say they understand their workplace benefits plan are happier (76 per cent) and have a greater sense of overall…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2023 September 12, 2023
  • 09:00

Who are the finalists of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s awards program welcomed more than 115 entries across nine categories, all highlighting how…

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2023 September 18, 2023
  • 09:00

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

An article on how artificial intelligence is impacting benefits communication was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2023 August 17, 2023
  • 09:00

ChatGPT a game-changer for benefits communication, but risks remain with full automation: expert

While ChatGPT is helping benefits communications become more efficient, detailed and reliable, the risks may outweigh the rewards when it comes to full automation, says…

How BMO’s navigation guides are supporting employee well-being

Navigating the care path for health-care issues can be overwhelming and confusing — so much so, it can act as a deterrent to people seeking…

2023 Consultants Report: How are consultants helping plan sponsors make the most of their benefits, retirement data?

In 2022, Xero sent out a global survey to all of its employees asking them to rank the most important components of its total rewards…

Q&A with Great Canadian Entertainment’s Mikkaela Fernandez

The gaming and entertainment company’s new manager of benefits, retirement and wellness discusses improving benefits communication, transferring total rewards skills and her favourite Peloton workouts.…

Employers expect to offer wider variety of benefits for different generations: report

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of employers recognize they’ll need to offer a wider variety of benefits options to meet the expectations of the different…

  • By: Staff
  • August 2, 2023 August 1, 2023
  • 09:00

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

An article on the federal government’s plan to scrap Canada mortgage bonds and the potential impact on pension funds was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2023 July 27, 2023
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How hybrid, remote working can impact employee health, disability management

The majority (88 per cent) of Canadians employees say the coronavirus pandemic changed how they work in one or more ways, a percentage that increases…