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Our industry sometimes gets a bad rap for being overly traditional and slow to change. But there’s no question we’ve seen some major shifts in employee benefits over the past 45 years. Three of those shifts will have implications for employers going forward. Greater onus on the individual to save for retirement Over the years, […]

  • October 14, 2022 October 13, 2022
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Don’t be afraid to change your DC plan... learn from companies that do it right

  • October 14, 2015 September 13, 2019
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Like many people in our industry, I remember where I was when the 2008 financial crisis hit. I’d been with Rogers for one year as managing editor of Benefits Canada and was keen to prove my ability to move into the newly vacated editor role. Eager to broaden my knowledge and network, I attended the […]

  • October 1, 2015 September 13, 2019
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I read last month that Netflix is once again pushing the envelope by offering U.S. workers unlimited paid maternity or paternity leave during the first year after a child’s birth or adoption.

  • September 1, 2015 September 13, 2019
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You’ve probably heard of using behavioural economics to encourage people to make better investment decisions, but can it apply to health and wellness decisions, too? Eric Parmenter, vice-president, employer solutions with Evolent Health, thinks so.

  • August 25, 2015 September 13, 2019
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Demographics around the world are changing, and this has profound implications for the Canadian labour force, said Dr. Linda Duxbury, professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and keynote speaker at the ISCEBS Symposium in Vancouver.

  • August 24, 2015 September 13, 2019
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Although genetic factors influence obesity, employers can play a pivotal role in employee health.

  • August 1, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 07:00

Most organizations aren’t prepared to deal with change, says a recent survey by ADP and Environics.

  • June 24, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:53

Is it going to rain today? Your umbrella glows brightly to say yes, you’re going to need it later. Forgot to take your blood pressure medication? Your pill bottle cap sends a text to remind you. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s here today: the Internet of Things.

  • June 1, 2015 September 13, 2019
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Earlier this year, Benefits Canada hosted its annual DC Plan Summit. As part of the agenda, Ole Settergren from the Swedish Pension Agency talked about that country’s pension system and what Canada can learn from it.

  • June 1, 2015 September 13, 2019
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