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Empire Life enhances Vital Assist Health Benefit

Empire Life enhances Vital Assist Health Benefit

The Empire Life Insurance Company has enhanced its Vital Assist Health Benefit, a critical illness product that provides financial assistance to employees diagnosed with a…

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 10:33
Equitable Life launches BlackBerry app for benefits claims

Equitable Life launches BlackBerry app for benefits claims

Equitable Life of Canada has launched a free mobile app for submitting health and dental claims.

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:54
Manulife extends access to online health resource

Manulife extends access to online health resource

Manulife Financial’s web-based Health Service Navigator feature is now available free-of-charge to those who hold health insurance and critical illness insurance through Manulife’s Affinity Markets.…

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:14
Doctors, pharma and cost management

Doctors, pharma and cost management

Besides the compelling love story between its two attractive stars, the movie Love and Other Drugs presents a rather enlightening glimpse into the relationship between…

  • November 23, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:16
6 ways to improve your benefits communication

6 ways to improve your benefits communication

Communicating your benefits plan to employees in a way they understand and will act upon can be challenging. And if employees feel their employers don’t…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:01
Employees gives bosses poor marks

Employees gives bosses poor marks

Employees worldwide have one eye on the future—but they feel their employers aren’t helping them to get there.

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:23
Is employee stress hurting your organization?

Is employee stress hurting your organization?

Workplace stress is harming your staff’s mental health and your bottom line, says Towers Watson. Rising health costs, combined with increased employee absence, stress and…

  • By: Staff
  • November 22, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 14:07
Rehiring retirees: Can everyone win?

Rehiring retirees: Can everyone win?

In recent years, a number of U.S. employers have been rehiring their retirees to fill scheduling gaps. In theory, employers benefit from retaining experienced workers,…

One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for health plans

One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for health plans

Employees want wellness programs that are easy to use, personalized and motivating and meaningful to them, according to a U.S.-based study by Aon Hewitt, The…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:52
Helping employees put work/life in balance

Helping employees put work/life in balance

Judy Bridgman knows all too well what it means to go through an emotionally trying time. Her son had a liver transplant when he was…

  • By: Tammy Burns
  • November 18, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:02
Engage with technology

Engage with technology

Technology is a way to drive talent engagement in these days of disgruntled employees. That was the message from Buck Consultants at its “Click. Connect.…

Total rewards statements help to engage employees

Total rewards statements help to engage employees

Providing total rewards statements to your employees can not only help to improve their awareness of the value of their benefits plans—it can also help…

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 11:56
Travel rewards as a health motivator

Travel rewards as a health motivator

Lawtons Drugs has paired up with LoyaltyOne—owner and operator of the Air Miles loyalty program—to use Air Miles to encourage customers to take better care…

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 11:01

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…

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 March 26, 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 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00

How employers are supporting the big shift to remote work

For years, many employees had ad hoc, work-from-home arrangements with their employers. Then came the coronavirus pandemic, which kicked the shift to remote working into…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s senior director of total rewards

Martha Callum, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting…

How to communicate the value of a benefits plan to employees

It’s often said perception is reality and that’s definitely true when it comes to benefits plans. If employees can’t easily perceive the value in their…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Sobeys reinstating ‘hero pay’ for employees amid third wave of pandemic

Sobeys Inc. is reinstating a lockdown bonus for employees in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, said a statement by the grocery retailer, which also noted…

New Zealand now offers paid leave for miscarriage, should Canada follow suit?

New Zealand’s parliament unanimously approved legislation last month that gives couples the right to three days of paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth, making…

90% of Canadian remote workers say working from home hasn’t hurt productivity: survey

It’s been almost 13 months (and counting) since the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of Canadians home to work for what was supposed to be the…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 09:00