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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.…

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  • October 11, 2023 October 10, 2023
  • 09:00
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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,…

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  • 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,…

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  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 09:00
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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…

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  • 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
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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…

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  • 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…

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  • August 2, 2023 August 1, 2023
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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…

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  • July 28, 2023 July 27, 2023
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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…

Coverage of the 2023 Benefits & Pension Summit

The annual Benefits & Pension Summit, which was hosted virtually on June 1, is the only Benefits Canada event that brings together health benefits and capital accumulation…

2023 BPS coverage: Millennials expect more from employers, group benefits plans

Since 2016, millennials have made up a larger share of the working population than baby boomers — and today, one in three Canadians of working…

Meet the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

With the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process soon drawing to a close, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The…

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  • June 23, 2023 July 4, 2023
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Telus’ 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards win reinforcing approach to employee wellness

Telus Communications Inc.’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards win is encouraging the company to stay the course when enhancing employee well-being benefits. “We’re not doing it…

Deadline extended for the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 7 at 5 p.m. EST. The original industry awards program has been…

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  • June 16, 2023 June 15, 2023
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70% of global employers seeing ROI on employee well-being programs: survey

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of global employers say they’re seeing a return on investment from their employee well-being programs, up significantly from 23…

  • By: Staff
  • June 12, 2023 June 12, 2023
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Expert panel: Seven important questions as pandemic moves into endemic phase

In three short years, the relationship between Canadian employers and employees has changed dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health, finances…

Just 14% of U.S. women say employer recognizes need for menopause benefits: survey

While half (51 per cent) of peri- and post-menopausal U.S. women say menopause has negatively impacted their work life, just 14 per cent believe their…

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  • June 2, 2023 June 2, 2023
  • 15:00
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Ottawa Community Housing Corp.’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards win increasing employee awareness of well-being resources

The Ottawa Community Housing Corp. is continuing to see employee engagement in its health and wellness programs following its win in Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits…

2023 Workplace Benefits Awards opens for entries

Over the past three years, employers around the globe have been facing unprecedented levels of change, driving innovative thinking as they transform their workplace policies…

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  • April 28, 2023 April 27, 2023
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Communication, education key to smooth transition to biosimilars: expert

With Yukon implementing a transitioning policy on April 3 to expand the use of biosimilar medicines in its public drug plan, it’s important for benefits…

2023 Group Benefits Providers Report: Prioritizing partnerships, personalization and prevention

As technology advances and plan members’ needs become more diverse, the relationship between benefits plan sponsors and providers is adapting to fit these changes. Sarah…