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The organization’s chief mental-health officer discusses sharing lived experiences, a new employee and family assistance program and maintaining his own mountain biking trail. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: In a professional services firm, where the demands on people’s time are significant, it can be challenging to find the proper […]

Data analysis, education and early intervention are the key components of First West Credit Union’s Live Well employee health program, according to Liz Bailey-Connor, the organization’s chief people and culture officer, speaking during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Mental Health Summit. “We were hearing from employees that they felt overwhelmed and, in some cases, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2023 November 24, 2023
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Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. is tailoring its benefits and wellness programs to its unique demographics to more effectively support employee well-being, said Donna Burnett Vachon, the company’s director of change and organization development, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in October. The company has four subsidiaries, with each doing slightly different types of work, […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 20, 2023 November 15, 2023
  • 07:55

As Canadians face the dual effects of the rapidly rising cost of living and interest rates, the resulting financial stress has major implications for plan sponsors, said Valérie Fernandez, senior advisor of workplace health best practices and strategic support for group insurance at Beneva, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in October. Indeed, employers […]

As the proportion of Canadians living with one or more chronic disease continues to rise, plan sponsors have the opportunity to provide specific solutions to some of the most common conditions in their employee population, said Karen Callaghan, senior director of chronic disease education and patient support at Novo Nordisk, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Healthy […]

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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. employers say they increased their communications about compensation and benefits in 2023, according to a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The survey, which polled more than 4,000 U.S. companies, found roughly half (53 per cent) rated their employees’ understanding of compensation and benefits as excellent or good. […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2023 October 10, 2023
  • 09:00

Plan members with a workplace wellness culture are much more likely (89 per cent) to be satisfied with their jobs compared to those without one (59 per cent), according to the 2023 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found plan members with a workplace wellness culture were also more satisfied with their health benefits plan (81 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2023 September 28, 2023
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A third (34 per cent) of benefits plan members say they’ve received health-care services virtually by phone or computer over the past year, down from 41 per cent in 2022 and 43 per cent in 2021, according to the 2023 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found members recovering from a major injury (68 per cent) were […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 09:00

Canadian employers are investing in innovative financial, physical and mental-health benefits to drive their attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled more than 300 employers, found 59 per cent said they’ve invested in employee discount programs, followed by budgeting and other financial wellness education and support (51 […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2023 July 12, 2023
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TD Bank Group credits its culture of care for the recent enhancements to its benefits plan. “We place a great amount of emphasis and focus on this, which is a key element of our [employee] promise,” said Susy Michor, the bank’s vice-president of human resources, global retirement benefits and well-being, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Benefits […]