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

An article on the funded position of Canadian defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five top HR, benefit,…

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  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
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Fewer U.S. remote workers receiving promotions compared to hybrid, in-office employees: survey

Fewer than half (42 per cent) of U.S. employees who worked remotely full time in 2023 say they received a promotion, compared to those who…

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  • January 25, 2024 January 24, 2024
  • 09:00

Employers can use Bell Let’s Talk Day to normalize mental-health discussions, taking leave: expert

Employers can use Bell Let’s Talk Day to normalize talking about mental health and reflect on whether they’re ‘walking the talk,’ says Janet Candido, founder and…

45% of U.S. DC plan sponsors considering adding emergency savings options in 2024: survey

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’re considering implementing emergency savings features, according to a survey from…

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  • January 23, 2024 January 23, 2024
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Innovative drugs helping plan members manage chronic conditions

Many plan members with diabetes struggle with adherence to daily insulin injections and research has found the majority of patients wish they could achieve the…

How preferred pharmacy networks can lower drug plan costs, boost access to care

Pharmacists are now uniquely positioned to support Canadians at a time when the public health-care system is stretched thin, creating significant barriers for people looking…

A closer look at growing asthma drug spend

Many Canadians living with asthma are experiencing poor control over their symptoms, impacting the workplace, said Anjila Arora, director of pharmaceutical benefits at Sun Life…

How plan sponsors can improve employee health outcomes while optimizing drug plan spend

With chronic conditions growing in prevalence among plan members, plan sponsors have their work cut out for them in designing benefits plans that provide adequate…

Examining the link between cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity

While medications for three interconnected chronic conditions — cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity — represent a growing proportion of employers’ drug spend, there’s plenty that…

How plan sponsors can use biosimilars to support employee health, reduce drug costs

Despite the safety and efficacy of biosimilars — and the potential cost savings they offer — uptake among private payers has been low historically and is only starting to…

Plan sponsors, private payers can work together to help employees with rare diseases access novel treatments

It’s important for private payers and employers to be nimble and innovative to support plan members seeking access to novel drugs and treatments by addressing…

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

An article on how the federal government should ensure its new Canadian Dental Care Plan doesn’t displace existing employer-sponsored dental coverage was the most-read story…

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  • January 19, 2024 January 18, 2024
  • 09:00

Majority of Canadian employees satisfied with their job: Stats Can

On a scale of one to 10, the majority (80 per cent) of Canadian employees rate their level of job satisfaction between seven and 10,…

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  • January 17, 2024 January 17, 2024
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My Take: More financial literacy needed to help employees achieve retirement goals

The skyrocketing cost of living has created increased need for employees to receive additional financial well-being information to meet their retirement savings goals. It’s increasingly…

51% of U.S. workers want employers to cover health-care premiums as financial benefit: survey

More than half (51 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’d like to see fully paid health-care premiums as a financial benefit from their company,…

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  • January 15, 2024 January 12, 2024
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Employers can improve benefits communication, highlight mental-health support for ‘Blue Monday’

Employers can use the time surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ to ensure they’re communicating properly with employees and highlighting mental-health supports, says Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice…

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

A story on mental-health themes and challenges for 2024 was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension…

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  • January 12, 2024 January 11, 2024
  • 09:00
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55% of Canadians were covered under employer-sponsored drug plans in 2019: report

More than half (55 per cent) of Canadians were covered under employer-sponsored drug plans in 2019, while roughly a third were covered under government-sponsored plans (21…

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  • January 12, 2024 January 11, 2024
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Labour shortages, employee retention among SMEs’ top business concerns for 2024: survey

More than two-fifths of small- and medium-sized employers say labour shortages (46 per cent) and employee retention (42 per cent) are among their top business…

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  • January 11, 2024 January 10, 2024
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84% of Canadian job seekers value work-life balance over climbing corporate ladder: survey

A majority (84 per cent) of Canadian job seekers define success through work-life balance as opposed to climbing the corporate ladder, according to a new…

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  • January 8, 2024 January 8, 2024
  • 15:00
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Expert panel: Employers taking preventative, holistic approach to employee mental health in 2024

Workplace wellness and employee mental health are popular topics of discussion and top priorities for organizations across Canada — and that conversation will continue in…

Willful expanding bereavement leave to provide employees with additional support, flexibility

Canadian online estate planning company Willful is expanding its bereavement policy to provide more employee support and flexibility. Employees are allowed up to 15 consecutive business days…

28% of global employees planning to leave their employer within the next year: survey

More than a quarter (28 per cent) of employees say they’re planning to leave their current employer within a year, according to a new survey…

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  • January 4, 2024 January 3, 2024
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Survey finds fewer Canadian employees working longer hours pre-, post-vacation

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of Canadian employees say they aren’t working any extra hours before or after taking a one-week vacation, according to…

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  • January 3, 2024 January 3, 2024
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