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Plan sponsors worried about drug, dental plan sustainability: Sanofi survey

Most (79 per cent) plan sponsors said they have at least one major concern about their health benefits plan, with this increasing to 89 per…

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  • July 6, 2020 November 23, 2020
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Webinar: Expanding access to high-quality health care with telemedicine

Health and productivity is affected by a lack of access to care, according to Dr. Hanif Jamal, Canadian medical director at Teledoc Health, during a webinar…

Plan sponsors, members want more benefits plan support for chronic conditions: survey

Employers are increasingly interested in seeing more support for chronic disease and chronic pain management in their benefits plans, according to the 2020 Sanofi Canada health-care…

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  • July 3, 2020 November 23, 2020
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Plan sponsors want to send targeted health communications, but members still wary: survey

More than three-quarters (79 per cent) of plan sponsors said they’re interested in their benefits providers sending targeted communications to plan members, according to the 2020…

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  • July 2, 2020 November 23, 2020
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Role of data integration in disability management post-pandemic

The long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 s pandemic is anybody’s best guess, as are its long-term health impacts. Emerging evidence shows that, even after recovering…

  • June 23, 2020 November 23, 2020
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Webinar: Coronavirus and chronic disease: What are the effects on the workforce?

On May 21, Benefits Canada hosted a webinar to explore the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on chronic disease in the workplace, as well as how virtual…

New study highlights value of pharmacogenetic-guided drug treatment

New study highlights value of pharmacogenetic-guided drug treatment

The results of a new study highlight the value of tailoring drug treatment to an individual’s genetic makeup. The pharmacogenetics clinical trial study by Green…

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  • June 16, 2020 November 12, 2020
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Five workplace changes that should stay post-coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has been disruptive for all and sadly, devastating and difficult for many. In the pandemic’s early days, we saw a great deal…

Half of Canadian employers have a policy to address benefits during disability: survey

Just half of Canadian employers said they’ve adopted a formal policy to clearly communicate their approach to disability benefits in the event of a conflict,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 09:00
U.S. employers maintaining health benefits, considering other cost-cutting measures: survey

How the coronavirus pandemic’s new normal is shaping total rewards

In the group benefits world, the first rumblings of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic came when plan sponsors started asking, as early as January,…

Green Shield Canada investing in pharmacogenetics company

Green Shield Canada is investing in Canadian pharmacogenetics company GenXys Health Care Systems. The two companies will be collaborating on new pharmacogenetic products, which are…

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  • May 26, 2020 November 24, 2020
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Canadian plan sponsors seeing sharp declines in health, dental claims

Plan sponsors have seen significant decreases in their extended health and dental claims over the past three months, according to new data by Eckler Ltd.…

Competitive total rewards critical part of Canadian HR, corporate strategies: survey

Competitive total rewards programs are a critical component of Canadian organizations’ human resources and corporate strategy, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. The survey,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:15
Pharmacogenetic testing’s place in long-term disability programs

Pharmacogenetic testing’s place in long-term disability programs

Plan sponsors and insurers are increasingly wading into the waters of pharmacogenetic testing by offering the service to employees making long-term disability claims. In 2017,…

5 benefits predictions for the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

5 benefits predictions for the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the most significant socio-economic and health crisis since WWII — and maybe even longer — virtually every aspect of modern society has been…

  • April 28, 2020 November 11, 2020
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Employers taking many approaches to leave, benefits during coronavirus pandemic

Employers taking many approaches to leave, benefits during coronavirus pandemic

Canadian employers are taking varied approaches to leave, compensation and benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, conducted…

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  • April 20, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

A field guide to the spectrum of Canadian mental-health professionals

Mental-health issues continue to be a driver of employee absence and disability year after year, so it’s important for employers to understand and cover a…

Webinar: Coronavirus and workplace mental health

Webinar: Coronavirus and workplace mental health

While physical well-being is vital during the coronavirus pandemic, the situation is raising multiple mental-health issues, including rising stress levels exacerbated by job uncertainty and…

How will the coronavirus impact long-term disability claims?

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to impact employers’ short-term disability claims’ experience as workers fall ill and require time off work to recover from the virus,…

Supporting employees’ workplace health, financial wellness during coronavirus

It’s the only story around these days. COVID-19 — the coronavirus — has broken out all over the world, leading to strain on health-care resources,…

Conference coverage: 2020 Employers Cancer Care Summit

Conference coverage: 2020 Employers Cancer Care Summit

On March 3, the 2020 Employers Cancer Care Summit featured sessions on cancer-related issues and opportunities tied to benefits plans and the workplace. Many perspectives required when…

Flexible return-to-work policies crucial for cancer survivors

Flexible return-to-work policies crucial for cancer survivors

By the year 2031, 2.2 million Canadians will be living with cancer, with 40 per cent between the ages of 20 and 65 — the…

Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

When it comes to benefits plan management, each case is individual, said Diana Godfrey, senior vice-president of human resources and corporate at Fidelity Canada, during…

Ignoring psychosocial oncology can be costly for organizations

Ignoring psychosocial oncology can be costly for organizations

When a person experiences a cancer diagnosis and undergoes treatment, it can be one of the most distressing experiences they can go through, so it’s…

Webinar: Coronavirus: What do employers need to know?

Webinar: Coronavirus: What do employers need to know?

With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly evolving, the global employment landscape is facing unprecedented challenges. Looking at short-term disability programs, benefits plans, human resources policies and…