What’s it like for employees to work with an autoimmune condition and what do they need from their employers? Benefits Canada’s June 22 Chronic Disease at Work event provided some answers as speakers outlined how several common autoimmune conditions work, the treatment options available and the experiences of employees living with various diseases.

Here are some of the highlights of the sessions.

Photos from the event can be found in our photo gallery.

Plan sponsors get a primer on autoimmune conditions
With the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, plan sponsors got a primer on autoimmune conditions, treatment options and the impact they can have on employees at Benefits Canada’s Chronic Disease at Work event.
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How can employers do a better job of accommodating staff with chronic disease?
With an aging workforce and the large number of people over the age of 40 having at least one chronic condition, employers have an incentive to learn how to support their employees to remain active in the workforce.
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A look at the tools to address drug plan cost pressures
With rising drug costs on the minds of many plan sponsors, a speaker at Benefits Canada’s Chronic Disease at Work event outlined some of the opportunities for them to manage their benefit plans.
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Employees tell their stories of working with chronic diseases
What’s it like to work while dealing with an autoimmune disease? At the 2016 Chronic Disease at Work conference in Toronto, Dawn Richards, who has rheumatoid arthritis, and Zal Press, who has Crohn’s disease, shared their stories about working with autoimmune disorders.
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