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AGA Benefit Solutions is acquiring Vancouver-based Aptus Benefits Inc., a group benefits and retirement consultancy with expertise in collectively bargained plans and executive disability programs. Private equity firm Novacap will finance the acquisition, which is expected to expand AGA Benefit Solutions’ reach into Western Canada, according to a press release. Read: AGA Benefit Solutions acquiring J&D Benefits […]

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  • September 9, 2022 September 9, 2022
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Telus Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of LifeWorks Inc. With the completion of the $2.9 billion transaction, LifeWorks has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Telus and will be integrated into Telus Health, according to a press release. Read: Telus acquiring LifeWorks for $2.9 billion “We are excited to be joining the Telus Health […]

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  • September 2, 2022 September 2, 2022
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LifeWorks Inc. is acquiring Benestar, an employee assistance program from Australia-based Cover-More Group. In addition to the acquisition, LifeWorks will provide certain EAP services for global clients of Zurich Insurance Group, Cover-More’s parent company, on a non-exclusive basis, according to a press release. Read: Telus acquiring LifeWorks for $2.9 billion “Benestar and LifeWorks are a […]

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  • August 15, 2022 August 16, 2022
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An article on the possible surge of disability claims linked to long-haul coronavirus and remote work injuries was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Employers can expect surge of claims linked to long-haul coronavirus, remote work injuries: lawyers 2. 74% of employers say […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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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 offers dental benefits through employers for their benefits plans and has an extensive national commercial dental network. The completion of the acquisition is expected to bring Sun Life U.S.’s total […]

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  • June 6, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. is acquiring U.K.-based Tictrac Ltd., a provider of a global health and wellness platform, for up to $56 million. Tictrac supports employers and insurance partners, engaging their employees and customers to improve overall wellness and driving positive outcomes through meaningful insights, according to a press release. The transaction is expected to […]

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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Empower Retirement, the U.S. subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., has completed the previously announced acquisition of Prudential Financial Inc.’s full-service retirement business. With the completed acquisition, Empower’s reach in the U.S. is expanded to more than 17.1 million retirement plan participants and assets under administration to US$1.4 trillion on behalf of about 71,000 workplace savings plans, according to […]

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  • April 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
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Telus Health is acquiring digital health platform Sprout Wellness Solutions. Sprout is designed to inspire employees to improve their health through behaviour change, according to a press release, which noted Sprout will be integrated with Telus Health’s virtual care service. Read: Telus Health acquires health division of Toronto-based software company “We know preventative health practices can […]

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  • April 1, 2022 March 31, 2022
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Montreal’s AGA Benefit Solutions is acquiring Markham, Ont.’s J&D Benefits. AGA Benefit Solutions provides the development and administration of customized group insurance plans and specializes in group retirement plans. J&D Benefits offers customized benefits administration services, specializing in multi-provider, flexible benefits and multi-employer platforms. Read: Maple acquiring Wello, CloudMD finalizes MindBeacon deal Todd Rappitt, president of […]

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  • January 24, 2022 January 25, 2022
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Toronto-based virtual-care platform Maple Corp. is acquiring Wello, a Calgary-based virtual health-care brand. Wello, which was founded in 2017, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coril Holdings Ltd. and provides access to virtual primary medical care to employees of more than 350 companies across Canada. Maple was founded in 2015 and is billed as “Canada’s largest […]

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  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
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