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Walmart offering doula care for Georgia-based employees, support for LGBTQ2S+ staff in U.S.

Walmart Inc. is expanding its benefits to include coverage of doula care for employees under its medical plan in Georgia. The company recently announced it…

Expert panel: A look at retiree benefits and the current health-care system

Many employees may be dreaming of a carefree retirement following many years in the trenches — but they’ll likely have to keep dreaming if they…

Webinar coverage: Depression in the workplace and redesigning employee support

In the last 17 months, workplaces are prioritizing their employees’ physical health above all else. But what happens when employees’ mental health falls to the…

Purolator enhancing mental-health benefits offering amid pandemic

Purolator Inc. is adapting its benefits plan to proactively respond to employees’ mental-health needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company has expanded both the dollar…

IKEA Canada continually building on DEI initiatives to support employees

As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at…

Johnston Group partnering with PocketPills on digital pharmacy platform

Johnston Group is partnering with PocketPills to provide a digital pharmacy platform. Plan members can access a pharmacist seven days a week by live chat…

  • By: Staff
  • July 16, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Webinar coverage: Pharmacy-based diabetes management improves access, outcomes

Innovative technology to monitor glucose levels for patients with diabetes offers improved health outcomes, reduced absenteeism and improved productivity, said Rick Siemens, certified diabetes educator…

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Half of senior leaders considering downshifting, quitting or retiring amid pandemic: survey

Just over half (51 per cent) of senior leaders are considering leaving, retiring or downshifting from their current organization or position due to decreased mental…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 15:00
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73% of Canadians believe their employers perform strongly on social issues: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees said they believe their employers perform strongly on social issues, such as health and safety or equity…

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Twitter supporting working parents via virtual camp, learning offerings this summer

School’s out for the summer, which means many working parents are once again juggling remote working with trying to keep their kids occupied during the…

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GroupHEALTH acquiring stake in B.C.-based benefits software developer

Group Health Group Holdings Inc. is acquiring a minority interest in CDAT Software Inc., the British Columbia-based maker of Oliver benefits administration software. In June,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021
  • 15:00

Unifor, Chartwell continuing contract negotiations over sick days, bereavement leave

Contract negotiations are continuing between Chartwell Master Care and the union representing employees at an Ottawa-area retirement home, after the employer proposed cuts to paid…

Canada Life to acquire health-care management firm ClaimSecure

The Canada Life Assurance Co. is acquiring ClaimSecure Inc., a health-care management firm that provides health and dental claim management services. The acquisition increases the…

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2021 July 13, 2021
  • 15:00

Little legal clarity for employers dealing with pandemic-related layoffs

A trio of conflicting decisions from Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has left employers confused about a possible onslaught of wrongful dismissal lawsuits stemming from…

B.C. hospitality workers’ layoffs affecting critical benefits during pandemic

A labour dispute between hospitality workers and two Vancouver hotels is affecting the employees’ health benefits and pension plan. More than 50 hospitality workers at…

Employers should weigh human rights, health risks when drafting pandemic policies

Employers are facing a growing number of legal considerations as they continually adapt policies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent webinar hosted…

Meet the judges of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

With the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s…

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Use words, imagery for inclusive employee communications

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and…

Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

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  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
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Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Expert panel: How plan sponsors can help make retirement, pensions more equitable

Diversity, equity and inclusion is top of mind for many plan sponsors these days. And, while issues around retirement and pensions likely aren’t the key focus…

People Corporation acquiring B.C.-based Burton Financial

People Corporation Inc. is acquiring British-Columbia-based group benefits, retirement and insurance consulting company Burton Financial Ltd. Burton’s principals, Sean and Darla Trimble, will continue to…

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  • July 2, 2021 July 15, 2021
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