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Webinar coverage: Tackling barriers and increasing access to mental-health care

While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and the return to normal life,…

Investing in iCBT offerings can pay off for employers

As many employees struggle with mental-health issues during these tumultuous times, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy is one tool that may help them bounce back. Employers…

2021 BPS coverage: Drug, disability claims stabilizing but pandemic’s impact lingers

While the rates of drug and disability claims are returning to their pre-pandemic levels, employers are still contending with the impact of the coronavirus crisis…

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…

How the pandemic has evolved the meaning of an EAP

Canadians have weathered two waves of the coronavirus pandemic and are now working their way through the third. But what happens when the fourth wave…

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Optimizing health outcomes with in-depth medical consultations

“What if I told you at least one in four members of your benefits plan has an unresolved health risk?” asked Radpay, the president of…

Why digital health care is here to stay following pandemic

The same technology advancements that allowed for hyper-personalized service in sectors from banking to food delivery were already in the process of remaking health-care access…

How Algonquin College is stepping up its absence management program

When Algonquin College decided to streamline its absence management process in 2019, it was important to partner with a provider that would go beyond merely…

Paramedical benefits sector riding virtual health care wave

It all started with a mechanical bull and too much tequila. Mike McClenahan wasn’t initially sold on virtual physiotherapy when he first met with Phzio,…

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…

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Morneau Shepell’s digital mental-health service easing pandemic stress

As Canadians face worsening overall mental health and heightened levels of stress during the coronavirus pandemic, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy can be a powerful tool…

Medavie Blue Cross, Medical Confidence launching health-care navigation system for employees on disability

Medavie Blue Cross and Medical Confidence, recently acquired by CloudMD, are providing select plan members on disability with access to a personalized health-care navigation service that…

  • By: Staff
  • March 3, 2021 March 3, 2021
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Eligibility affecting caseloads in provincial disability benefits programs: report

Eligibility affecting caseloads in provincial disability benefits programs: report

Data collected over the last decade suggests that differing eligibility requirements for provincial disability benefits programs affected caseloads in the provinces that offer them, according…

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
CloudMD acquiring EAP provider, health-care navigation platform and a digital-health company

CloudMD acquiring EAP provider, health-care navigation platform and digital health company

CloudMD Software & Services Inc. is beefing up its offerings via the recent acquisitions of HumanaCare Organizational Resources Inc., Medical Confidence Inc. and Aspiria Corp.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 April 23, 2021
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Quebec’s occupational health, safety legislation must modernize to stay competitive: report

Quebec’s occupational health, safety legislation must modernize to stay competitive: report

As Quebec updates its occupational health and safety legislation, Morneau Shepell is calling for the province to ensure the update stays true to the fundamental…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 April 14, 2021
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Q & A with Aramark Canada’s Eva Tentere de Metz

Q&A with Aramark Canada’s Eva Tentere de Metz

Aramark Canada Ltd.’s director of total rewards talks balancing total rewards priorities, employee assistance programs and children’s psychological development. Q. What top challenges do you…

Plan members using EAP, virtual care to support mental health during pandemic

Plan members using EAP, virtual care to support mental health during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly increased plan members’ willingness to seek help for their mental-health concerns and to access video or telephone counselling, said Julie…

EQ Care appointing new director of disability management support services

EQ Care appointing new director of disability management support services

EQ Care is appointing Rosalie Croteau as director of disability management support services. As the company extends further into this area, Croteau will be assisting…

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 January 19, 2021
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Meeting the growing need for mental health with virtual care

Meeting the growing need for mental health with virtual care

Long before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted everyone’s lives, a large portion of the working population had mental-health issues that affected their jobs and performance. But the pandemic…

  • By: Sonya Felix
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
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Co-ordinated treatment plan required to get staff with depression back to work

Co-ordinated treatment plan required to get staff with depression back to work

With depression rapidly becoming the primary reason for workplace impairment and disability claims, it’s important to understand the role work plays in maintaining good health.…

  • By: Sonya Felix
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 07:51
Magna’s data-driven wellness strategy proving focus on analytics reduces costs

Magna’s data-driven wellness strategy proving focus on analytics reduces costs

Magna International Inc. is using data to personalize its wellness program, increase employee engagement and reduce costs. In 2012, the Canadian automobile parts manufacturer established…

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

Leadership-driven mental-health strategy nets award for Scotiabank

Leadership-driven mental-health strategy nets award for Scotiabank

At Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 16, Scotiabank was recognized for a mental-health strategy that starts at the top of the organization and focuses…

How three benefits plan members are receiving medical cannabis coverage

How three benefits plan members are receiving medical cannabis coverage

While medical cannabis coverage is appearing in more benefits plans, most insurers that cover it still have very specific conditions. Sun Life Canada covers the…