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Purolator enhancing mental-health benefits offering amid pandemic

Purolator Inc. is adapting its benefits plan to proactively respond to employees’ mental-health needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company has expanded both the dollar…

Meet the judges of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

With the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s…

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Use words, imagery for inclusive employee communications

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and…

Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 08:45

Workplace Benefits Awards wins highlight investment in employees’ health, well-being

The TMX Group Ltd.’s double award win at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is shining a spotlight on the organization’s efforts to support its…

Coverage of the 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit

On May 18 and 19, Benefits Canada hosted the 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit, a virtual event bringing together both group benefits plans and defined contribution pension…

  • June 4, 2021 June 4, 2021
  • 09:15

2021 BPS coverage: Pandemic presents opportunity to address substance use with employees

Substance use disorder is the largest unmanaged disease in modern health care, but few options exist that allow those affected to continue to work while…

Canadian employers failing mothers returning from parental leave: report

The vast majority (95 per cent) of Canadian working mothers said they didn’t receive any formal support from their employer during their maternity leave transition,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 08:45
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Half of Canadians increasing use of virtual health care amid pandemic: survey

Half of Canadians said they’ve increased their use of virtual health care since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 15:00
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Lafarge’s wellness program laying foundation for improved employee well-being

Lafarge Eastern Canada’s new employee wellness program is highlighting the importance of mental and physical health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It was always my…

2021 BPS coverage: New disruptors awaiting employers in the post-pandemic workplace

As employers and their employees exit the coronavirus pandemic, they’ll be confronted with a host of new challenges, said Linda Duxbury, Chancellor’s professor in management…

Coverage of the 2021 Tech Insights: Spring Edition Conference

On April 15, Benefits Canada hosted 2021 Tech Insights: Spring Edition, an event designed to showcase the latest technology in benefits, administration and plan member offerings. This…

Using technology to connect health benefits, savings plans

Plan member challenges — from uncertainty about what their benefits plan covers to mundane issues such as struggling with passwords and difficulty accessing their benefits…

Scotiabank invests in technology to engage employees with benefits

Just before the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Canada, Scotiabank made a pretty significant change to how it communicated about its benefits plans and programs with…

  • May 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
  • 07:54

North American employers not maximizing benefits data compared to global counterparts: survey

Multinational employers based in Canada and the U.S. spend significantly more on their benefits packages than those in other regions, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • May 18, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 16:00

Editorial: Learning by doing during a once-in-a-century crisis

The best way to learn is by doing. And since March 11, 2020, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, we’ve all…

2021 Group Benefits Providers Report: Will the rising tide of virtual health-care offerings lift all boats?

When Leona Guenette comes down with a bad case of bronchitis, she knows exactly what antibiotics she needs. Normally for Guenette, the pension and benefits…

Plan Sponsor Week: Rogers engages staff in retirement savings amid plan design changes, coronavirus

Why Rogers continually evolves its benefits program

Employees of Rogers Communications Inc. don’t have to look far if they’re searching for new home or car insurance — their employer has multiple discounts…

How are employers supporting the big shift to remote work?

For years, many employees had ad hoc, work-from-home arrangements with their employers. Then came the coronavirus pandemic, which kicked the shift to remote working into…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s Martha Callum

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting her baguette…

How to communicate the value of a benefits plan to employees

It’s often said perception is reality and that’s definitely true when it comes to benefits plans. If employees can’t easily perceive the value in their…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Sleep Country Canada’s employee experience app taking centre stage amid pandemic

With a diverse and geographically spread-out employee population of office workers, retail store associates and delivery drivers, Sleep Country Canada’s human resources team knew it…

Desjardins making Telus Health’s Medisys On-Demand available to plan sponsors

When Desjardins Insurance wanted to determine the value of virtual health care in employer-sponsored benefits plans, it used its own employees as guinea pigs. The…

Haleo helping benefits plan members overcome insomnia

Embarking on a workplace chronic illness or mental-health strategy is incomplete without factoring in sleep, said Bradley Smith, chief executive officer of Haleo Clinic, during…

Chronically Simple streamlining health benefits information management

It took Kristy Dickinson almost seven years, numerous appointments with health-care providers and multiple failed treatment plans to be diagnosed with a complex, rare disease.…