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The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan has added a lead pharmacy consultant to its group life and disability claims team to assist in managing both early intervention and ongoing disability claims. The role, which was introduced in June 2021, creates a collaborative relationship between the pharmacist and the disability management team, providing further support for plan […]

Employees are experiencing more pain than ever before, with nearly half of the workforce diagnosed with some form of chronic pain lasting more than three months, according to Dr. Ayla Azad, chief experience officer at the Canadian Chiropractic Association, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Benefits & Pension Summit on June 1. Citing several different […]

Phzio Canada has signed an agreement with Benefits by Design Inc. and Green Shield Canada to launch a virtual physiotherapy pilot project. The partnership will enable BBD’s existing group benefits plan members to access Phzio’s tele-physiotherapy platform, which is available in Canada and the U.S. Green Shield Canada will support BBD in the launch of the […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:55
Reinventing support for Canadians with mental illness

Many Canadian workers who experience a mental illness face barriers and obstacles when it comes to diagnosis, treatment and returning to work. But new virtual programs show there are steps employers can take to help employees get well and back to work. Julie Gaudry, senior director of group of business markets at RBC Insurance Services […]

  • By: Sonya Felix
  • December 20, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 16:00
Medavie boosts support for chronic disease prevention program

Medavie Blue Cross’ health foundation is providing a funding boost to an online program that aims to help Canadians reduce their risk of developing chronic disease. Medavie’s foundation is donating $750,000 over four years to Acceleration 2.0, a followup to the original program the insurer donated $75,000 to between 2013 and 2016. Speaking at the launch event for the second phase of […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • December 6, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30