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For nearly 10 years, Benefits Canada’s Chronic Disease at Work conference has examined the current trends in chronic disease in Canada and what they mean for plan sponsors. On Feb. 8, insurers and health-care professionals shared their insights into several chronic conditions impacting Canadian employees, including Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, menopause and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Here’s […]

  • March 11, 2024 March 6, 2024
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On Dec. 5, 2023, Benefits Canada held its annual Face to Face Drug Plan Management Forum, the industry’s most popular drug benefits conference. Industry experts presented a full day of educational sessions, which informed attendees about fresh drug plan design insights, key trends and considerations. Here’s what you missed! Innovative drugs helping plan members manage chronic […]

  • January 22, 2024 January 18, 2024
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On Nov. 7, Benefits Canada hosted its annual Mental Health Summit, the industry’s most popular and well-known conference in this space. Designed for our audience of employers and the advisors who consult with them, this virtual event covered key areas including links to disease impacts, treatment options and much more. Here’s what you missed! Positive work relationships […]

  • November 29, 2023 November 24, 2023
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In a virtual format on Oct. 26, Benefits Canada‘s inaugural Future of Work Summit brought together key industry leaders to discuss pressing human resources issues. The event featured a panel discussion digging into the results of the sophomore Future of Work Survey, covering topics such as attraction and retention, returning to the work site and the evolution […]

  • November 23, 2023 November 17, 2023
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Nearly 50 employers gathered at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Oct. 20 for Benefits Canada’s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference, a premier event for employers to exchange ideas and best practices for achieving improved employee health outcomes and enhanced organizational performance. Through several presentations, delegates heard about chronic disease, health and disabilities trends, […]

  • November 20, 2023 November 15, 2023
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While one expert says replacement rates vary with income and age, another argues the longstanding 70 per cent benchmark doesn’t actually work. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, director of financial security research for the National Institute on Ageing at Toronto Metropolitan University Retirement financial security has become critically important with population ageing — now, more than ever, is […]

  • November 17, 2023 November 16, 2023
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Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic three years ago, the global economy has faced a bumpy ride, led by the lingering public health crisis, rising geopolitical tensions and high inflation. The 2023 Defined Contribution Investment Forum, which was held on Sept. 29 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, shared thought leadership on the various […]

  • November 6, 2023 November 1, 2023
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Benefits Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. The awards, which were presented at the end of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in Toronto on Oct. 20, recognized employers that are making a substantial difference in their employees’ financial, mental and physical well-being. The finalists, narrowed down from almost 100 […]

  • October 23, 2023 October 23, 2023
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While one human resources professional says HR has the greatest impact on return on investment, the other says it’s a shared responsibility and a stronger measurement if the two interests are aligned. Eric Flamholtz, professor emeritus of management and organizations at UCLA Anderson School of Management, founder and president of Management Systems Consulting Corp. My view […]

  • October 13, 2023 October 12, 2023
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While Canada has had pay equity laws since the 1970s, gender pay gaps still exist, but new pay transparency legislation in British Columbia is aiming to make an impact. Paulette Senior, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Women’s Foundation The pace of closing the gender pay gap is glacial. All kinds of reports […]

  • September 15, 2023 September 13, 2023
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