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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…

Canada Life partnering with Shoppers Drug Mart-led health-coaching program

Canada Life Assurance Co. is introducing a new health-coaching program, led by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.’s Health Solutions team, to help Canadians prevent and manage…

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2021 March 2, 2021
  • 09:00

SEB, EQ Care partnering on virtual employee assistance program

SEB Administrative Services Inc. and EQ Care are launching LifeJourney a virtual employee assistance program offering. The subsidiary of Smart Employee Benefits Inc. and the…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 09:00
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Alberta Health Services adding new mental-health resources to EAP

Alberta Health Services is enhancing its employee assistance program with new mental-health resources for members. The new offerings are the result of a partnership between…

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert Panel: Think of health-care spending accounts as the duct tape of benefits plans

Any do-it-yourself handyman’s toolbox isn’t complete without a roll a flexible multi-purpose cloth adhesive that has unlimited uses — a.k.a. duct tape. It’s been used…

60% of Indigenous workers feel psychologically unsafe on the job: survey

60% of Indigenous workers feel psychologically unsafe on the job: survey

As Krystal Abotossaway, a Toronto woman with Anishinaabe Kwe heritage and who is TD Bank’s senior manager of diversity and inclusion and the president of…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
  • 09:00
B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 February 10, 2021
  • 09:00
Indigo offering paid leave for staff with coronavirus

Indigo offering paid leave for staff with coronavirus

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is offering paid sick leave for employees that test positive for coronavirus during an eight-week screening program led by the…

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2021 February 9, 2021
  • 15:00
Canadian employers increasing focus on social responsibilities in 2021: report

Canadian employers increasing focus on social responsibilities in 2021: report

Canadian businesses are taking a wider view of their social responsibilities amid the coronavirus pandemic, economic disparity and protests against racial injustice, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2021 February 9, 2021
  • 09:00
Employer support for well-being lacking amid pandemic: survey

Employer support for well-being lacking amid pandemic: survey

Only 15 per cent of employees feel their employer is offering enough resources to support well-being during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2021 February 8, 2021
  • 15:00
Navacord acquiring Ontario-based benefits firm

Navacord acquiring Ontario-based benefits firm

Navacord Corp. is further expanding its group benefits business by acquiring Penmore Benefits Inc. A division of The Penmore Group, Concord, Ont.-based Penmore Benefits Inc., provides…

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2021 February 8, 2021
  • 09:00
To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

After a turbulent 2020 brought with it the coronavirus pandemic and a global call for social justice, companies prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in its…

Fertility-benefits coverage is limited, outdated in Canada: report

Fertility-benefits coverage is limited, outdated in Canada: report

Only five per cent of Canadian employers provide coverage for both fertility drugs and related costs such as in-vitro fertilization procedures and testing, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • February 3, 2021 February 3, 2021
  • 09:00
The Co-operators partnering with EQ Care on virtual health-care services

The Co-operators partnering with EQ Care on virtual health-care services

The Co-operators Life Insurance Co. is partnering with EQ Care to provide the benefits provider’s plan members with virtual health-care services. “The second wave of…

  • By: Staff
  • February 3, 2021 February 3, 2021
  • 09:00
Durham Region Police Service rolling out mental-health app for employees

Durham Region Police Service rolling out mental-health app for employees

An Ontario police service is providing its employees with a new tool to ensure good mental health. The Durham Region Police Service’s new DRPSupport app…

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2021 February 2, 2021
  • 15:00
As substance abuse rises amid pandemic, employers can help

As substance abuse rises amid pandemic, employers can help

While workplaces around the world deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many employees are also struggling with the secondary crisis of increased alcohol and drug…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 2, 2021 February 2, 2021
  • 09:00
Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Following an unprecedented 2020, Canada’s plan sponsors and pension plans are incorporating the lessons of the last year as they prepare for a new decade,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • January 29, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Green Shield Canada partnering with SmileDirectClub on virtual dental care

Green Shield Canada partnering with SmileDirectClub on virtual dental care

Green Shield Canada is teaming up with SmileDirectClub Inc. to deliver in-network coverage of virtual orthodontic care to its dental-plan members. “We continue to be…

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2021 January 28, 2021
  • 15:00
Latest GM Canada, Unifor deal includes DB pension changes, benefits enhancements

Latest GM Canada, Unifor deal includes DB pension changes, benefits enhancements

The union representing General Motors of Canada Co. employees in Ontario has ratified a new agreement for workers at a plant in Ingersoll that removes…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • January 26, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Psychedelic-therapeutic solutions ETF launching

Psychedelic-therapeutic solutions ETF launching

Horizons ETFs Management Canada Inc. is launching what it says is the world’s first exchange-traded fund focused on North American life science and pharmaceutical companies developing…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 February 16, 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 a 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 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00
Walmart Canada partnering with Thrive Global on employee well-being program

Walmart Canada partnering with Thrive Global on employee well-being program

Walmart Canada Corp. is partnering with Thrive Global’s employee well-being program.  The program will offer behaviour-change resources and solutions to Walmart Canada’s 100,000 employees, ranging from frontline…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Chronic disease, drug claims driving benefits plan costs: report

Chronic disease, drug claims driving benefits plan costs: report

Growth in chronic disease and increased drug claims are two of the key factors driving up the cost of private health benefit plans, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 February 23, 2021
  • 15:00
Employee mental health, productivity remain low amid pandemic

Employee mental health, productivity remain low amid pandemic

Employee mental health and workplace productivity is worsening as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest mental-health index.  “While most of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:02