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The majority (87 per cent) of U.S. millennial employees are more interested in certain benefits this year, with life insurance (39 per cent) topping the list, followed by financial planning tools (34 per cent), dental insurance (31 per cent) and legal plans (29 per cent), according to a new survey by Rainmakers CSI for MetLife […]

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  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
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New collective agreements for two separate groups of employees include improvements to health benefits and work-life balance. The negotiations between Federated Co-operatives Ltd. and Unifor, which have been bargaining since the last collective agreement expired on Aug. 31, 2020, include improvements to benefits, increased scheduling flexibility and a one per cent wage increase in each […]

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  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police group life insurance and disability income insurance plans are now available to members via a secure, self-service digital platform. When the contract with their previous insurance administrator expired, the RCMP began a search for a new provider that could offer flexibility that matched their members’ lifestyle. As of June 14, […]

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has elected Michael Doughty, president and chief executive officer of Manulife Canada, as its chair. Doughty will take over the role from Jean-François Chalifoux, the president and chief executive officer of Beneva Inc., who was appointed chair in December 2020 and who’ll remain on the board as a past […]

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  • June 4, 2021 June 5, 2021
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A majority of Canadians with life insurance are relying solely on the coverage provided by their employer’s benefits plan, according to a new survey by life insurance provider PolicyMe Corp. The survey found 62 per cent of Canadians with life insurance said they have a policy through their employer and, among those, more than half […]

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  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
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The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is opening a government-affairs office serving Western Canada. The Calgary-based office will support the CLHIA’s members operating in the west and work with provincial and territorial governments and other regional stakeholders, according to a press release. The office is the association’s first permanent operation west of Toronto and will […]

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  • March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021
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Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier, according to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s annual fact book. The benefits include $53.3 billion in pension annuity payments, $38.1 billion in health benefits for prescription drugs and supplementary health […]

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  • September 16, 2020 November 30, 2020
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Canada Post Corp. employees and some retirees are receiving retroactive wage increases, as well as adjustments to their disability and life insurance and pensions, through two new collective agreements between the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the crown corporation. The agreements between Canada Post and its rural and suburban and urban postal service workers — represented by two […]

Competitive total rewards programs are a critical component of Canadian organizations’ human resources and corporate strategy, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. The survey, which polled 150 Canadian employers in February, found 96 per cent offer drug, dental, life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability and employee assistance programs. Additionally, 93 per cent of […]

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  • May 20, 2020 November 24, 2020
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SC Insurance and RRJ Benefits form joint venture

Two group benefits firms in the Greater Toronto Area have joined forces to strengthen growth and innovation in the benefits and insurance industry. The new joint venture between Etobicoke, Ont.-based Steven Cohen Insurance Agency Inc. and North York, Ont.-based RRJ Insurance Group Ltd. took effect on Jan. 1. Plan sponsor clients will have access to […]

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  • January 10, 2020 November 12, 2020
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