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Okta Inc.’s enhanced parental leave benefit for non-birthing parents is helping more employees who are fathers take time off to bond with their newborn or adopted children. The software company is offering 18 weeks of parental leave topped up to 100 per cent of their full salary to non-birthing parents. Employees who use the benefit can […]

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of U.S. employees are choosing to stay with their employers, a significant change from 2022 when 53 per cent were looking to leave, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled 10,000 U.S. workers, found, while a quarter were open to offers in 2022, only 11 per […]

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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An article detailing a stark increase in the use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Claims for obesity drugs increased 42% in 2023, 92% since 2020: report 2. How […]

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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A fifth (20 per cent) of U.S. employees say contributing to their savings account has been their biggest financial worry in the last 12 months, according to a new survey by career website Zety.com. The survey, which polled 1,000 workers, found respondents have also been struggling with maintaining the same standard of living as they had […]

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  • June 12, 2024 June 11, 2024
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The use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members has grown substantially, with claims increasing 42 per cent in 2023 and roughly 92 per cent since 2020, according to a new report by Manulife Financial Corp. The report, based on aggregate claims data, found more women are using obesity drugs than men (79 […]

CAA Club Group’s award-winning health and wellness strategy is showing employees, as well as potential candidates, that the organization is focused on supporting the holistic well-being needs of its workforce. Last year, the organization’s extensive employee well-being program led it to win Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards in the Health/wellness program category for employers […]

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More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.S. workers believe the primary motivation for return-to-office policies is so that employers can exert more control over the activities of their workers, according to a new survey by MyPerfectResume.com. The survey, which polled more than 4,000 workers, found 40 per cent said their employer wants to increase office […]

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  • May 29, 2024 May 29, 2024
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Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.K. employees say their employee benefits didn’t meet their needs during their cancer journey, according to a new survey by Reframe Cancer. The survey, which polled 500 U.K. working adults who have personal experience of working with cancer, found among those unsatisfied with their benefits, more than half were male […]

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  • May 15, 2024 May 14, 2024
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An article on the federal government’s financial sanctions against the Canada Life Assurance Co. following delayed benefits access for public employees was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Canada Life facing gov’t financial sanctions following delayed benefits access for public […]

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  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking world and finding wellness in the great outdoors. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Employees are looking for meaningful support in both their professional and […]