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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 […]

An article highlighting CGI Group’s initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. CGI Group promoting mental-health support through compassion tool, employee recognition 2. Gen Z reports worsened communication skills due to remote working, […]

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
  • 09:00
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
  • 09:00

Working time and work-life balance are key dimensions of an employer’s culture that can impact workers’ health, well-being and quality of life, according to a report by Statistics Canada. It found some flexible working arrangements, such as start and finishing times, can help employees balance work and family commitments, while others, such as long working hours, […]

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  • May 14, 2024 May 14, 2024
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Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter in my career. As a writer for a Canadian travel trade publication, I was suddenly without work as the health crisis brought the global travel industry to a screeching halt. […]

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 […]

Manulife Financial Corp.’s latest financial stress survey found two-thirds (64 per cent) of employees aged 55 and younger and 50 per cent of workers aged 55 and older are seeking more financial advice from their employer, said Marc-Antoine Morin, the organization’s assistant vice-president of product development for group retirement solutions, during a session at Benefits […]

The federal government has begun imposing financial sanctions on the Canada Life Assurance Co. after months of outcry from public servants, retirees and their families who were left fighting for medical claims to be covered, according to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Public Services and Procurement Canada said it’s “taking steps to address startup delays faced by […]

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  • May 3, 2024 May 3, 2024
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