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The employment landscape has changed drastically in recent years. With new technologies frequently being introduced into the workplace and older systems slowly being phased out, there has been a transformation of both the type of jobs available and the way we interact within them. New technologies have created more efficient methods of communication and provided […]

  • June 13, 2019 March 12, 2021
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One of the more surprising results from the Morneau Shepell research report into workplace mental-health priorities for 2016 was the fact that almost 75 per cent of employer respondents indicated it would most likely or definitely be possible to obtain organizational support for a mental-health strategy without making a financial business case. The challenge for […]

  • October 4, 2016 September 13, 2019
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When it comes to tackling mental health issues, Bell Canada is one organization that’s putting its money where its mouth is.

  • September 1, 2014 September 13, 2019
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Drug benefits are the most significant cost component in most employer-sponsored health benefits plans. Drug costs range between 40% and 70% of an organization’s total health benefits costs, and they are set to rise.

  • August 31, 2012 September 13, 2019
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Those of us working within the employee benefits field will undoubtedly remember 2010 as a year that ushered in significant drug reforms and made employee benefits plans front-page news. This created discussion around medication costs and led to some key cost-reduction factors now in play. But despite these changes, the cost of covering employee prescriptions […]

  • June 23, 2010 September 13, 2019
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There’s been a lot of a lot of media attention paid to a possible Avian Flu pandemic over the past few months. Although the World Health Organization(WHO) and other bodies say this pandemic is inevitable, no one knows exactly when it will occur or how severe it will be. If the pandemic is severe, it […]

  • April 1, 2006 September 13, 2019
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© Copyright 2006 Rogers Publishing Ltd. The following article first appeared in the July 2005 edition of BENEFITS CANADA magazine. Workable Solutions   Now, more than ever, stress in the workplace is becoming a greater concern to employers. BENEFITS CANADA’s first stress report shows what companies can do to ease the pressure facing their employees.   […]

  • July 1, 2005 September 13, 2019
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