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Diverse employees less likely to feel they belong at work, despite strong sense of well-being: survey

Employees who identify with three or more dimensions of diversity — such as gender, race or sexuality — have a stronger sense of well-being at…

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  • June 15, 2022 June 15, 2022
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Employers can expect surge of claims linked to long-haul coronavirus, remote work injuries: lawyers

As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from…

74% of employers say cost is most important part of benefits plan design, review: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers cite cost as the most important aspect to consider when designing and reviewing their benefits plans, followed by employee…

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Metro, Teamsters agreement includes enhanced health benefits

The union representing 120 employees at Metro Inc. warehouses in Ottawa has ratified a five-year agreement that includes multiple benefits gains. The agreement includes a…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
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Employers should walk, not run back to onsite working: experts

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office —…

U.S. FTC plans inquiry into pharmacy benefits manager practices

The Federal Trade Commission is launching an inquiry into the operations of pharmacy benefits managers that control access to prescription drugs for millions of Americans.…

Peak Benefits Solutions, Park Place Financial expanding Ontario operations

Peterborough, Ont.’s Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. and companion company Park Place Financial Ltd. are expanding operations in southern Ontario. The companies merged with employee benefits…

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  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
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3M’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards-winning programs empowering employees to take stock of their health, wellness

3M Canada’s two 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards wins are empowering employees to take control of their health and wellness journey, says Jacqueline McLennan, the company’s…

An in-depth look at LGBTQ+ benefits

Scotiabank marking Pride Month by increasing LGBTQ2S+ employee representation targets

Scotiabank is marking Pride Month by setting new targets for LGBTQ2S+ representation and connecting employees with volunteering opportunities in a range of communities. Dominic Cole-Morgan,…

Procter & Gamble Canada hosting Pride events for employees, providing inclusivity training

Procter & Gamble Canada is marking Pride Month with two events for employees to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion issues. On June 14, the consumer…

A third of U.S. workers believe their employer lacks sufficient commitment to DEI: survey

Roughly a third of U.S. employees believe their employer lacks a sufficient commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a new survey by Buck…

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  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Sun Life completes acquisition of U.S. dental benefits provider

Sun Life Financial Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of U.S.-based dental benefits provider DentaQuest. DentaQuest is now part of Sun Life’s U.S. business, which…

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  • June 6, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Implementation of drug cost-control program violated collective agreement: arbitrator

A British Columbia labour arbitration decision is providing insight on how a block level implementation of a benefits provider’s drug cost-control program violated a collective…

Key stakeholders highlighting value of private payer health care amid plans for dental, pharmacare programs

Amid plans by the federal government to introduce national dental and pharmacare programs, key stakeholders in the private payer health-care sector should highlight the value…

Deadline extended for the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. EST. The annual awards recognize employers and…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
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LifeLabs’ 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win increasing employee awareness of mental-health benefits

LifeLabs Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win is helping the company communicate the value of its mental-health support offerings to employees. The organization’s holistic wellness…

Meet the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

As the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process draws to a close later this month, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of…

Half of dog owners would leave employer for more pet-friendly company: survey

Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by…

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Dillon Consulting helping employees pay down student debt

Dillon Consulting Ltd. is supporting employees’ financial well-being through a student debt repayment program. The program allows employees to repay student debt by using employer…

Contract workers at post-secondary institutions missing out on pensions, paid leave: report

Contract food services and custodial workers at Canada’s colleges and universities have less access to pensions and paid leave than their in-house colleagues, according to…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
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