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Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk advisory and benefits services to employer clients, according to a press release. Adam Lewis, president of MultiCare, will join StoneRidge and Scott Studley has been appointed executive vice-president of the company’s […]

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  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 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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Canadian insurers paid out more than $97 billion in benefits from life and health insurance products in 2020, according to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s annual fact book. The period, which included the first nine months of the coronavirus pandemic, included $420 million paid out for psychology-related claims to support mental health, up 24 […]

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  • September 15, 2021 September 15, 2021
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As institutional investors seek portfolio diversification and the insurance industry seeks additional capacity amid global growth, investment strategies incorporating insurance-linked securities are providing a solution for both parties. Insurance-linked securities allow insurers to transfer some of their risk to investors. For example, in the case of catastrophe bonds, the issuer pays a coupon to an […]

While employees are being more open about their gender identities — whether they identify as gender fluid, intersex, non-binary, transgender or two-spirit — at work these days, there’s still progress to be made when it comes to benefits language, systems, plans and rate tables, says Chantelle Tadman, manager of benefits, savings plans and wellness at […]

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With auto-related accidents contributing to absenteeism and lost workplace productivity, accident prevention is a key component of corporate wellness, said Fernand Vartanian, general counsel and head of corporate development at Onlia Holding Inc., during Benefits Canada’s 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit. Traditionally, corporate wellness programs have focused on areas such as mental health, stress management and physical well-being. […]

Specialty drugs can significantly improve (or even save) an employee’s life, but can come at a high cost. Over the past few decades, many employers dove headfirst into drug-pooling arrangements as a key way to deal with those costs, while also ensuring employees get the access needed to an array of medications. But with dozens […]

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Pension fund puts more than $507 million into Hyperion.

  • December 5, 2017 January 20, 2021
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Loblaw Buys $350M in Annuities

Head of pensions looks to reduce risk from its inflation-linked DB plans.