There was a lot to talk about in the health and benefits space in 2016, from the continuing climb of drug plan costs, questions around the importance of massage therapy as an employer-provided benefit and increased efforts to reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

Benefits Canada rounds up your favourite health and benefits stories of 2016:

1. 6 tips for engaging employees in their health

2. Drug plan trends report: How drug plans are addressing skyrocketing costs

3. Why are EpiPens so much cheaper in Canada?

4. Alberta LTD ruling offers lessons about exclusions for pre-existing conditions

5. Is massage therapy a worthwhile benefit?

6. 600 TTC employees involved in benefits fraud

7. What are the goals of massage therapy as an employee benefit?

8. New mental-health program for paramedics ‘long overdue’

9. When is an employee benefit taxable?

10. Group benefits providers report shows strong growth for ASO

Happy New Year from the whole Benefits Canada team and we’ll see you in 2017!

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