Conference Coverage: 2022 Benefits & Pension Summit

On June 1, Benefits Canada hosted the 2022 Benefits & Pension Summit, a virtual event that brings together both group benefits plans and defined contribution pension plans under one roof. The day kicked off with a presentation of the results of the 2022 CAP Member Survey. Stay tuned for coverage of this session, which will run as a feature article in the September issue of Benefits Canada.

Here’s what you missed:

Charmaine Alexander
Desjardins Insurance
Plan sponsors should be bold with benefits plan design amid ‘Great Resignation’

The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior advisor of disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Benefits and Pension Summit on June 1.

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Vicky Lee
TELUS Health
Medications for inflammatory disease, diabetes account for top eligible drug costs

While medications used for treating inflammatory disease accounted for just 0.7 per cent of claims across Telus Health’s Canadian block of business in 2021, they represent the largest percentage of eligible drug costs at 12.6 per cent, due to the prevalence of high-cost treatments in this drug class.

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Dr. Ayla Azad
Canadian Chiropractic Association
How employers can combat the rise in musculoskeletal conditions

Employees are experiencing more pain than ever before, with nearly half of the workforce diagnosed with some form of chronic pain lasting more than three months, according to Dr. Ayla Azad, chief experience officer at the Canadian Chiropractic Association, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Benefits & Pension Summit on June 1.

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Silken Laumann
Olympic rower Silken Laumann shares mental-health journey

Highlighting the power of the mind to overcome physical obstacles, Silken Laumann, four-time Olympic rower and founder of the charity Unsinkable, shared the struggles she faced after an injury during a warmup for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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CAP Member Survey Panel Sponsors

To view highlights from the 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit, click here.