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Unilever awarded for holistic approach to supporting employees amid pandemic

Unilever Canada’s holistic approach to supporting employees’ health and well-being throughout the coronavirus pandemic scored the company a win at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits…

Who are the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. At a virtual roundtable and awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 finalists gathered to discuss their leading benefits and…

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:05

How Rolls Royce Canada is reducing drug plan costs while maintaining benefits offering

As innovative medicines become more widely covered in workplace drug plans, employers are tasked with finding new ways to control costs while ensuring members receive…

69% of U.S. employers plan to tweak benefits programs amid tight labour market: survey

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employers plan to differentiate and customize their benefits programs over the next two years, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 09:00

Which employers are finalists in the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s entry and judging process took place during the second year of the coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of employers are planning return to workplace this year, finds survey

More than half (54 per cent) of attendees to Benefits Canada‘s virtual return-to-work webinar on Aug. 12 said they’re planning a phased return to the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

U.S. workers say unvaccinated staff should pay higher insurance rates: survey

More than a third (41 per cent) of U.S. employees believe unvaccinated workers should pay higher insurance rates, with generation Z the least supportive (23…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2021 August 27, 2021
  • 09:00

2021 Consultants Report: Pandemic changing plan sponsor, consultant relationships

The past year and a half has been characterized by marked change. The move to remote work, industry layoffs and the desire for more robust…

  • By: Leah Golob
  • August 13, 2021 August 11, 2021
  • 08:56

Employee experience, well-being top priority during pandemic: survey

The vast majority (95 per cent) of Canadian employers said enhancing the employee experience is a top priority, compared to just 61 per cent that…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 13, 2021
  • 15:00
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How to encourage vaccine hesitant employees to get the shot

With coronavirus vaccinations playing a key role in shaping the post-coronavirus pandemic workplace, employers can help employees overcome vaccine hesitancy through a variety of measures,…

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