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Yelp expanding coverage for travel expenses for reproductive health care

In April 2022, Yelp expanded its insurance coverage for travel expenses for out-of-state medical procedures to include abortion. The increased coverage arrived three weeks before…

Women in the HR, benefits, pension and investment industries discuss work-life balance, mentorship and DEI priorities

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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2022 CAP Member Survey: Perceptions of CAPs against a changing economic landscape

After a tough couple of years, Canadians continue to face several challenges against an increasingly turbulent economic landscape. While most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in…

Highlighting link between oral health, holistic well-being in dental plan design

When workplace dental plans are designed to promote employees’ proactive oral health, it can reduce overall benefits plan expenditures, including the cost of medications. Forty…

Q&A with Amazon Canada’s Jane Standing

The technology company’s senior benefits consultant on employee well-being, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and bikes races in Western Canada. Q: What top…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:51

Canada drops to No. 15 in retiree well-being global rankings: report

Canada ranks No. 15 among developed nations for retiree well-being, down from No. 10 in 2021, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual global retirement index.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: How employers can support workers amid rising inflation

The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital…

Half of U.S. workers experiencing burnout: survey

Half (49 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re burned out from their jobs, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 15:00

Webinar coverage: Combatting rising benefits plan costs with digital pharmacies, drug plan optimization

After living through a prolonged global pandemic, Canadian benefits plan sponsors are facing a professional environment that’s almost unrecognizable to pre-2020 years. The coronavirus pandemic…

Webinar coverage: Supporting employees with severe heart disease

According to conservative estimates, 100,000 Canadians may suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with an estimated prevalence of about one in every 200 to 500 individuals, said Dr.…

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Vista using clear objectives, communication to maintain productivity in remote work environment

Vista is using clear objectives and direct communication to maintain productivity amid its remote working first approach. “We’ve been able to track how we’re meeting…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 8, 2022 September 9, 2022
  • 09:00

Employers using debt repayment benefits to retain employees, alleviate financial stress

In 2019, Nick Smith graduated with $50,000 worth of debt — $30,000 in student loans and $20,000 with a student line of credit. Low-paying jobs and…

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Nearly 60% of U.S. employers continuing student loan repayment benefits despite Biden’s forgiveness program: survey

Despite President Joe Biden’s new student loan forgiveness program, nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of U.S. employers that currently offer a student loan repayment program…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 09:00

51% of U.S. hybrid, remote workers would quit their jobs if mandated to return to office: survey

Slightly more than half (51 per cent) of hybrid or remote workers say they’d leave their job if they were mandated to return to the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Which employers are finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s awards program welcomed 115 entries across 11 categories, all highlighting how Canada’s leading…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
  • 09:00
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Telus completes acquisition of LifeWorks

Telus Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of LifeWorks Inc. With the completion of the $2.9 billion transaction, LifeWorks has become a wholly owned…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2022 September 2, 2022
  • 15:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers can approach the concept of ‘quiet quitting’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2022 September 2, 2022
  • 09:00

42% of U.S. workers aren’t taking vacation: survey

Despite almost half (49 per cent) of U.S. workers experiencing burnout at work, 42 per cent haven’t taken a vacation in the last year, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 09:00
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48% of U.S. workers say inflation is making it difficult to pay for benefits: survey

Nearly half (48 per cent) of U.S. workers say inflation is making it difficult for them to pay for their employee benefits, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 09:00

63% of U.S. employees would opt for better work-life balance over pay rise: survey

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. employees would choose better work-life balance over better pay, compared to 31 per cent who said the opposite…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 09:00

How employers can support working parents, their families during return to school

With another return to school looming during the coronavirus pandemic, working parents and their families likely feel some concern over how to manage the transition…

How are large U.K. employers helping employees cope with cost-of-living increases?

Large employers in the U.K. are taking action to help employees in the face of the continuing cost-of-living challenges, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2022 August 29, 2022
  • 09:00

‘Quiet Quitting’ an opportunity for employers to help reshape the workplace

Conversations about ‘Quiet Quitting’ are everywhere these days and one expert says it’s a “profound opportunity” for Canadian companies to get it right with employees…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 09:00

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges highlights employee well-being, DEI in annual sustainability report

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. is highlighting its focus on employee well-being, diversity, equity and inclusion in its annual sustainability report. The report shares the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2022 August 29, 2022
  • 09:00

CUPE’s Ontario school support staff members gearing up to strike for extended benefits, wage increases

Ontario’s school support staff are moving toward a strike vote starting Sept. 23 over extended benefits, short-term disability leave and wage increases, among other requests…