Group Benefits

Employers face hard questions until national drug program becomes reality

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I remember when employers were concerned about the potential impact of a little blue pill ...

A primer on some of Canada’s catastrophic drug programs

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All Ontarians under the age of 65 who spend a significant amount of their annual ...

Financial wellness programs work best on a one-on-one basis

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Well-meaning companies spend a lot of time, money and effort on employee wellness programs. But ...

Switching to over-the-counter drugs could save $1B annually: report

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Switching three prescription drugs classes to over-the-counter medications could save Canadians, employers, insurers and the ...

Are your clients putting employees on pregnancy leave at risk?

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Do you have clients with employees who elect not to maintain their premium contributions to ...

Transitioning clients from traditional to tailored plans

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When a client who has always been happy with a traditional benefits plan decides a ...

Staples Canada’s $750 incentive to quit smoking

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When Staples Canada Inc. moved to a smoke-free environment at its two Ontario corporate offices ...

Benefits costs increases: What to expect and how to help clients cope

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It’s no secret that benefits costs are expected to soar this year. What’s going on, ...

Does this genetic testing bill threaten the insurance industry?

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A genetic testing bill is winding through Parliament, keeping the Canadian insurance industry on tenterhooks. Bill ...

The intricacies of providing benefits in the gig economy

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It may be fun for an architect to moonlight as a freelance photographer, but few ...

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