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BNP Paribas’ 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards win fostering expansion of DEI initiatives

BNP Paribas in Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards win is reinforcing the company’s goal of expanding its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, says Flavie Motte, the…

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79% of Canadians would use mental-health services more if cost wasn’t a factor: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62.3 per cent) of Canadian employees rarely or never access mental-health services and more than three-quarters (78.6 per cent) say they’d access these…

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  • May 22, 2024 May 21, 2024
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CGI Group promoting mental-health support through compassion tool, employee recognition

CGI Group Inc. is promoting Mental Health Awareness Month for employees through multiple initiatives, including an event to share experiences and a new ‘leading with…

Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

77% of U.K. employees with cancer say their benefits didn’t meet their needs: survey

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.K. employees say their employee benefits didn’t meet their needs during their cancer journey, according to a new survey…

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  • May 15, 2024 May 14, 2024
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72% of Canadian workers prioritizing mental health: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian employees said taking care of their mental health is more of a priority, up from 68 per cent…

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  • May 13, 2024 May 13, 2024
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How employers can help mothers maintain a healthy work-life balance

To help working mothers with the sometimes overwhelming task of maintaining a work-life balance, employers can invest in inclusive, flexible policies and provide support when…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the federal government’s financial sanctions against the Canada Life Assurance Co. following delayed benefits access for public employees was the most-read article…

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  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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Editorial: What a difference four years makes

Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter…

A deep dive into health-care navigation guides

With employees often struggling to find benefits offerings related to mental-health support or chronic conditions, demand for health-care system navigation services has increased significantly in…

Q&A with the Royal Bank of Canada’s Jamie Abbott

The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking…

Employers can support workers’ mental health with digital toolkits, adequate coverage: expert

This Mental Health Week and beyond, employers can support employee mental health using digital toolkits, mental-health coaching and by providing adequate coverage, says Marie-Chantal Côtè, senior…

Canada Life facing gov’t financial sanctions following delayed benefits access for public employees

The federal government has begun imposing financial sanctions on the Canada Life Assurance Co. after months of outcry from public servants, retirees and their families who…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 3, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how private payers are implementing preferred pharmacy networks to reduce benefits plan costs was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 2, 2024
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GreenShield, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing more than 600 employees at GreenShield Canada in Toronto and Windsor, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 2, 2024
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55% of Canadian workers say employer-sponsored health benefits don’t meet their needs: survey

More than half (55 per cent) of Canadian employees say their employer-sponsored health benefits don’t fully meet their needs and two-fifths (42 per cent) say…

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  • May 2, 2024 May 2, 2024
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More private payers seeking to reduce costs turning to preferred pharmacy networks: expert

As more insurers turn to preferred pharmacy networks to decrease costs, their efforts are being met with some resistance by plan members who may be…

40% of U.S. workers with employer-provided health benefits delayed care due to costs: survey

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. workers with employer-provided health benefits reported delaying care due to cost, which negatively impacted their mental health, workplace culture…

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  • April 30, 2024 May 3, 2024
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2024 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Is your organization leading the way in transforming policies and programs to meet the evolving needs of employees? Are you stepping up your financial wellness…

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  • April 30, 2024 April 30, 2024
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Webinar coverage: A look at the full impact of alopecia areata

Hair — including eyelashes, eyebrows and body hair — protects the body from environmental factors such as temperature and also helps with how humans feel…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers are enhancing their benefits packages to boost talent attraction and retention was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week.…

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  • April 26, 2024 April 25, 2024
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Chipotle expanding benefits offering to focus on career development, student debt

In anticipation of 25 per cent to 35 per cent growth in Canada by the end of 2024, restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is making…

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Young Canadian employees have lowest levels of well-being: report

Among working generations of Canadians, employees aged 20 to 29 have the lowest general well-being, reporting a score of 46.9 out of 100, according to…

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  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
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Diabetes medications remain leading drug category for eligible claims in 2023: report

In 2023, diabetes medications remained the leading drug category for eligible private insurance claims for the second consecutive year, according to Telus Health’s annual drug…

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  • April 24, 2024 April 23, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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