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PBMs help drug plan sponsors cut costs

PBMs help drug plan sponsors cut costs

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) will save U.S. consumers and payers almost $2 trillion in prescription drug costs—a 35% savings—over the next decade, according to new…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:21
Shepell•fgi offers video counselling

Shepell•fgi offers video counselling

Shepell·fgi’s counselling is going virtual. The company now offers employee assistance program (EAP) support via video counselling, enabling face-to-face conversations to be conducted remotely. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 10:43
Improve your ROI with a wellness diagnostic

Improve your ROI with a wellness diagnostic

The benefits of promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace have been proven; good employee health boosts productivity, stimulates creativity and reduces company insurance costs. Creating…

Video: Make your benefits plan personal

Watch this video Too often, benefits plan administration and costs take up a plan sponsor’s focus—leaving communication efforts to suffer, says Sarah Beech, region director,…

  • By: Tammy Burns
  • September 16, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:18
EAPs need to address debt in investment counselling

EAPs need to address debt in investment counselling

Canadian employees are too in debt to think about retirement planning. That’s the implication from a recent report by Morneau Shepell, which shows more workers…

  • By: Tammy Burns
  • September 16, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 10:43
What you should know about insurer technology

What you should know about insurer technology

There has been tremendous focus in recent years on advancements in insurer technology in areas such as employee self-service, online reporting, e-claims and Web-based administration…

Employees pay price for making benefits mistakes

Employees pay price for making benefits mistakes

Employees are making the wrong benefits decisions. That’s the result of research by U.S. insurance-provider Aflac, which shows that more than three-quarters (76%) of workers…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 14:06
Engage employees with benefits education

Engage employees with benefits education

Employee morale is down, but benefits education can be an effective way to boost workplace satisfaction, says a recent survey by U.S.-based benefits provider Unum.…

  • By: Tammy Burns
  • September 13, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:31
Tailor your benefits to attract gen Y

Tailor your benefits to attract gen Y

If you’re looking to hire and retain generation Y workers, you might want to reconsider your benefits and communication plans. As more gen Ys (typically,…

  • By: Tammy Burns
  • September 9, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 14:37
Conference report: Solutions in Drug Plan Management

Conference report: Solutions in Drug Plan Management

More than 100 people attended the 11th annual Solutions in Drug Plan Management conference presented by Drugstore Canada and Benefits Canada yesterday in Toronto. Pharmacists,…

  • By: Brooke Smith
  • September 9, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:08
Wellness programs should target stress

Wellness programs should target stress

Stress-free employees work harder and better. Asking employees to rate their stress levels and incorporating anti-stress treatments into your wellness program may help boost employee…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:45
Higher premiums, fewer options in U.S. benefits plans

Higher premiums, fewer options in U.S. benefits plans

American employers are shifting costs to employees, consolidating plan choices, emphasizing account-based plans and requiring employees to do more in order to receive incentives, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:45
Monitoring employee mental health is good for business

Monitoring employee mental health is good for business

Mental health is on the radar of Canadian organizations. Numerous studies have been conducted on the occurrence of and costs associated with mental health issues.…

  • By: Karen Seward
  • September 7, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 08:46

Feds supporting B.C. workplace violence-, harassment-prevention training program

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 February 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Federal employers shouldn’t change employment entitlements during notice period: court

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court suggests that federally-regulated employers will be held to the same strict rules as their provincial counterparts in…

Sleep Country Canada’s employee experience app taking centre stage amid pandemic

With a diverse and geographically spread-out employee population of office workers, retail store associates and delivery drivers, Sleep Country Canada’s human resources team knew it…

Desjardins making Telus Health’s Medisys On-Demand available to plan sponsors

When Desjardins Insurance wanted to determine the value of virtual health care in employer-sponsored benefits plans, it used its own employees as guinea pigs. The…

Haleo helping benefits plan members overcome insomnia

Embarking on a workplace chronic illness or mental-health strategy is incomplete without factoring in sleep, said Bradley Smith, chief executive officer of Haleo Clinic, during…

How employers can support employees’ financial literacy, wellness amid DIY-investing craze

Possibly getting rich quick with a few swipes on one’s phone certainly sounds appealing and based on recent statistics and news reports, more and more…

SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

NDP promising hiring bonuses for small businesses, if elected

Jagmeet Singh is promising a federal New Democratic Party government would provide more support for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, including paying bonuses…