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Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of U.S. employers say their company’s benefits package is critical to attracting and retaining the best workers, according to a new report by LIMRA. It found half (51 per cent) of employers believe their company will be offering more benefits in the future than it does today and another six […]

  • July 10, 2024 July 9, 2024
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Sales of U.S. workplace supplemental health products totalled nearly US$1.3 billion in new annualized premiums in the first quarter of 2024 ― a three per cent increase year over year, according to a new report by LIMRA. It found major product lines of accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance combined grew four per cent from […]

  • July 2, 2024 June 28, 2024
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An article on the benefits of tailoring an individual’s work schedule around their circadian rhythm and optimum times of productivity was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the last week: 1. How ‘Chronoworking’ is helping boost employee productivity, recruitment 2. FSRA releases final […]

  • June 28, 2024 June 27, 2024
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Roughly a third (34 per cent) of employers in the U.S. are providing coverage for glucagon-like peptide-1 medications for both diabetes care and weight-loss management in 2024, up from 26 per cent in 2023, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. However, the survey, which polled more than 270 U.S. employers, found more […]

  • June 24, 2024 June 21, 2024
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A story discussing the factors leading employees to delay taking time off and instead engage in ‘quiet vacationing’ was the most-read story this week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Employees hesitant to take time off turning to ‘quiet vacationing’: expert 2. 42% of […]

  • June 21, 2024 June 20, 2024
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A fifth (20 per cent) of U.S. employees say contributing to their savings account has been their biggest financial worry in the last 12 months, according to a new survey by career website Zety.com. The survey, which polled 1,000 workers, found respondents have also been struggling with maintaining the same standard of living as they had […]

  • June 12, 2024 June 11, 2024
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While nearly half (45 per cent) of Canadian workers say they feel recognized by their employer at least once a month, fewer than a fifth (17 per cent) say they feel meaningfully recognized, according to a new survey by Achievers Solutions Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,600 employees and more than 1,390 human […]

  • June 11, 2024 June 12, 2024
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An article on legal challenges filed against the federal government’s hybrid work mandate for public service employees was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Unions representing federal public service workers file legal challenges against hybrid work mandate 2. Expert […]

  • May 31, 2024 May 30, 2024
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The number of international pension plans and international savings plans that are offered in countries operating in challenging political or economic circumstances has risen to 126, up from 54 in 2019, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled 960 global plan sponsors that offer IPPs and ISPs, found this increase is […]

  • May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024
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The estimated cost to transfer retiree pension risk to an insurer in a competitive bidding process increased from 100.3 per cent of a plan’s accounting liabilities in March to 100.9 per cent in April, according to Milliman Inc.’s latest pension buyout index. The index uses the FTSE above median AA curve and annuity purchase composite […]

  • May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024
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