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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 […]

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The original industry awards program has been recognizing employers and plan sponsors for more than 20 years, highlighting their innovative approaches to supporting the mental, physical and financial well-being of their employees. Enter the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards […]

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  • June 17, 2024 June 14, 2024
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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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When considering whether to cover Wegovy, an obesity medication, it’s important for plan sponsors to weigh increased short-term costs with long-term savings, while considering alternative treatments that are also available, says Philippe Laplante, a principal at Eckler Ltd. Plan sponsors that decide to cover Wegovy, which launched in Canada last month, could see a significant cost […]

An article on the federal government’s national pharmacare bill receiving approval in the House of Commons 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. Pharmacare bill passes in House of Commons, heads to Senate 2. 32% of Canadian SMEs facing […]

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  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 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 […]

The federal government’s pharmacare bill is headed to the Senate after passing third reading in the House of Commons. The bill was the result of careful and lengthy negotiations between the Liberals and the New Democratic Party as a key element of their political pact to prevent an early election. Read: Liberals table bill paving way […]

The union representing more than 460 employees at Nestlé in Toronto has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains, ending a strike that began on May 5. The agreement includes a $1 increase each year in the defined benefit pension plan for non-skilled trades and $2 each year for skilled trades. […]

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  • June 4, 2024 June 3, 2024
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