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How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

A legal update on the government’s CEWS and CERB programs

A legal update on the government’s CEWS and CERB programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this…

  • By: Rayaz Khan
  • April 14, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 08:30
Considering how mental-health support, accommodation is changing

Considering how mental-health support, accommodation is changing

Sixty per cent of working Canadians have experienced a mental-health issue, an increase from 52 per cent in 2017, according to Sun Life’s 2019 barometer survey.…

A look at ROI benefits of employee mental-health programs

A look at ROI benefits of employee mental-health programs

Workplace mental-health programs can demonstrate a huge return on investment for an organization’s bottom line, as well as reducing absenteeism and presenteeism, said Nir Yahav,…

Health-care cost of migraine rising as patients face reduced wages, lost productivity

Health-care cost of migraine rising as patients face reduced wages, lost productivity

Although migraine is disabling, it’s also very common, with 2.7 million or 8.3 per cent of Canadians suffering from the condition, according to Dr. Farnaz…

Just a quarter of plan sponsors review claims data regularly: Sanofi

Just a quarter of plan sponsors review claims data regularly: Sanofi

Just 24 per cent of plan sponsors said they regularly receive claims analyses to help identify disease states in their workplaces, according to the 2019…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00

Fertility benefits on the rise as employers look at needs of diverse employee base

Digital employee health benefits platform League Inc. is now offering its employees and their spouses or common-law partners $5,000 per lifetime toward in vitro fertilization…

Working moms face more challenges than working dads: survey

Working moms face more challenges than working dads: survey

While becoming a parent is a major identify shift, some of the most significant changes are related to the workplace, and affect women much more…

  • October 5, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:05
A final forecast on the future of Canada’s pension industry

A final forecast on the future of Canada’s pension industry

I’ll be retiring at the end of September, so this will probably be my last article for Benefits Canada, and certainly my last as an…

Connor, Clark & Lunn forms investment manager for frontier, emerging markets

Connor, Clark & Lunn forms investment manager for frontier, emerging markets

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd. is forming Vergent Asset Management, an investment manager that will focus on frontier and emerging markets. Founded by…

  • By: Staff
  • July 16, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:30
HR, benefits lessons from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire

HR, benefits lessons from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire

Business continuity planning is integral to being ready to react in an emergency, but few companies find themselves having to deal with a situation on…

A third of Canadian employers have a formal wellness strategy

A third of Canadian employers have a formal wellness strategy

Just one-third (32 per cent) of Canadian employers have a formalized wellness program, according to a new survey by the Conference Board of Canada. While workplace…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 17:19
André Langlois named senior executive VP of life, health insurance at Desjardins

André Langlois named senior executive VP of life, health insurance at Desjardins

Desjardins Insurance has named André Langlois its senior executive vice-president of life and health insurance. In the role, Langlois will lead operations across the company’s…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 16:44
Canada edges out Britain to take fifth place on global pension ranking

Canada edges out Britain to take fifth place on global pension ranking

Canada has edged out Britain as the fifth-largest country by share of pension assets, according to a new report from Willis Towers Watson. On Monday,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:27
90% of financial execs say productivity measurement tools fall short: study

90% of financial execs say productivity measurement tools fall short: study

Tools to measure employee productivity aren’t meeting organizations’ needs, according to a study by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation. While many organizations track productivity by…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:01

How-to Create a Support Wanted Ad

Essay writing is an uncommon art. It truly is often a daunting task to many people. An essay is mainly known as a fast creating…

  • February 27, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 03:36

Creating Courses Conveying Environment, Examples of Create and Just How To Identify Environment

Web, social media marketing, website & critique publishing natural health, welcome, entertainment, fundraiser The Create Copywriter Is Important The Compose Copywriter’s been not soft at…

  • February 15, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 07:40
Top 10 Benefits Canada tweets of 2016

Top 10 Benefits Canada tweets of 2016

It was a busy year for Twitter activity at Benefits Canada as @BenCanMag reached more than 2,500 followers and readers were busy retweeting our daily tweets.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 11:03
The employer’s role in addressing mental health through financial wellness

The employer’s role in addressing mental health through financial wellness

With research showing a strong link between personal finance, stress and mental and physical health, it’s time to make financial literacy part of wellness efforts,…

Report urges Canada to beef up IP protection for biologics

Report urges Canada to beef up IP protection for biologics

Intellectual property protection for biologic medicines in Canada falls far behind that in other countries, a new report from the Fraser Institute has found. Biologics’…

Chronic Disease at Work Conference photos

Chronic Disease at Work Conference photos

All the articles from the event can be found in our special section: Chronic Disease at Work Conference. Looking for photos from other events? Check…

  • July 11, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 12:25
The volatility of correlation and its impact on portfolio design

The volatility of correlation and its impact on portfolio design

Since the development of modern portfolio theory, many institutional investors have used mean-variance optimization techniques to help identify their appropriate asset mix. This quantitative approach…

Many employers unaware of ways to cut benefits costs: Sanofi survey

Many employers unaware of ways to cut benefits costs: Sanofi survey

Two-thirds (66 per cent) of employer respondents have increased their benefits spend over the past three years, according to the 2016 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey. The…

Private insurers want in as governments boost bulk-buying power

Private insurers want in as governments boost bulk-buying power

The start of the year ushered in additional bulk-buying power for Canada’s publicly funded drug plans, giving them a greater ability to negotiate lower prices.…