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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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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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Nearly half (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced burnout, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found women (49 per cent) continued to report higher levels of burnout than men (41 per cent). Across generations, […]

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 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 […]

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 […]

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While a majority (82 per cent) of Canadian employees say summer flexible working policies help reduce burnout, 42 per cent say they’re less productive during the summer, according to a new survey by Dayforce Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,800 full-time employees in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., found more than half […]

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  • June 5, 2024 June 4, 2024
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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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An article on legal challenges filed against the federal government’s hybrid work mandate for public service employees 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. Unions representing federal public service workers file legal challenges against hybrid work mandate 2. Expert […]

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  • May 31, 2024 May 30, 2024
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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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The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The report, which is based on multiple surveys conducted between 2022 and 2023, found employers are concerned about workplace isolation as flexible work arrangements become […]