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As Citigroup Inc. begins rolling out its plans for returning to the workplace, it’s focusing on supporting employees’ mental health and wellness throughout the transition. Although Citi has yet to formally announce its full return-to-work plans for its employees who were shifted to remote working in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization expects […]

Employer-sponsored health benefits cost trends are expected to increase 8.1 per cent on average globally in 2022, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey, which polled medical insurers across various geographic regions, found cost trends are expected to be as high as 14.2 per cent in Latin America, followed by 10.6 […]

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  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
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Canadian employees want more comprehensive coverage under their benefits plans, according to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada and Telus Health. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadian workers, found a majority (82 per cent) of respondents want basic dental services (such as preventative and minor restorative) covered by their benefits plans, […]

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  • November 19, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:05

By beefing up its benefits programs and putting flexibility at the core of its offerings, Willful has been able to grow its staff amid a coronavirus pandemic-fueled tight labour market. The online estate planning company credits its fulsome total rewards package and its flexible workplace culture for its recruitment success. As a very small employer […]

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More than 19 months into the coronavirus pandemic, employers are focusing on enhanced mental-health offerings and streamlined communications for their benefits and pension plans. During a virtual roundtable on Oct. 14, the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards finalists discussed the changes brought about by the pandemic and how they’ve adapted their benefits and pensions offerings, while looking […]

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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of plan sponsors described the quality of their health benefits plan as excellent (22 per cent) or good (52 per cent), down from 80 per cent in January 2020, according to the 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found employers with more than 500 employees were more likely to describe their plan […]

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  • October 29, 2021 October 28, 2021
  • 09:00
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Roughly two-fifths (41 per cent) of plan sponsors reported offering virtual health-care services through their benefits plan, according to the 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. Among these plan sponsors, 33 per cent said they paid extra to add virtual care to their plan, while 67 per cent said it was part of their standard plan at […]

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  • October 28, 2021 October 27, 2021
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Plan sponsors and plan members have diverging opinions on where benefits dollars are best spent, according to the 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. The survey found that plan sponsors and members are less aligned on the value of many benefits than they were a year ago. Indeed, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year, […]

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  • October 25, 2021 October 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s comprehensive employee health and wellness strategy scored it a win at Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. The technology company won the award in the Health/wellness program category for an employer with fewer than 1,000 employees for its offerings that focus on helping staff “relax, refresh and recharge.” “We have [many] […]

Canadian health benefits plan members’ top stressors have shifted to reflect the new work environments created by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. The survey, formerly known as the Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, found that 35 per cent of plan members described their stress level at the beginning of 2021 […]

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  • October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
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