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The Fraser Health Authority has always taken care of its employees when they go on disability leave, but the organization recently decided to change the trajectory of employees’ disability journey, introducing new services that can help them earlier in the process. One cause of disability the health authority aimed to address was substance use disorder, […]

  • December 9, 2021 December 6, 2021
  • 15:52

Substance use disorder is the largest unmanaged disease in modern health care, but few options exist that allow those affected to continue to work while being treated and that address plan members whose substance use issues aren’t visible in the workplace. “The overwhelming majority of substance use cases is invisible to the eye,” said Elliot […]

  • May 27, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 09:00

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute just mere steps from their bedroom to their home office, couch or kitchen table. According to Statistics Canada, the pandemic prompted a five-fold increase in the number of Canadians teleworking […]

  • April 29, 2021 April 29, 2021
  • 09:02

Uncontrolled diabetes can have a major impact on the workplace, driving absenteeism and impaired presenteeism rates, as well as short- and long-term disability, said Sarah Blunden, clinical account manager at Dexcom Canada, during Benefits Canada’s 2021 Tech Insights conference in January. The disease, which occurs when someone’s blood sugar levels are too high, can cause […]

  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 08:55

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty of guesswork involved, said Meghan Cole, vice-president of products and solutions for SEB Administrative Services Inc. during Benefits Canada’s 2021 Tech Insights conference in January. That’s what the company aims […]

  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 08:53