Editorial: Don’t waste this mental-health crisis

First and foremost, there’s the global health crisis. Then there’s the resulting economic crisis that’s brought many businesses — from large airlines to mom-and-pop restaurants — to their knees. And third, but certainly not least, there’s the mental-health crisis resulting, in large part, due to the impact the public-health and economic crises have had on… Continue reading Editorial: Don’t waste this mental-health crisis

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Half of Canadians skipping RRSP contributions in 2021: survey

Head to head: Are employees being prescribed too much medication for mental-health issues? With claims trends on the rise in workplace benefits plans, two medical professionals compare different treatment paths for mental-health care. Dr. Karen Cohen, chief executive… February 16, 2021 February 13, 2021 08:59 Employers helping employees battle mental-health challenges In 2020’s Workplace Benefits… Continue reading Half of Canadians skipping RRSP contributions in 2021: survey

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Expert Panel: Think of health-care spending accounts as the duct tape of benefits plans

Some of the most common benefits plan complaints employers hear from their employees is there’s not enough coverage for things like paramedical practitioners, vision care and orthodontics. With limited budgets, employers considering improvements often struggle to decide which plan enhancements will deliver the most value to employees. Plus, enhancing any, or all, of these coverages… Continue reading Expert Panel: Think of health-care spending accounts as the duct tape of benefits plans

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BrokerLink Grows With Six New Acquisitions

Brokerlink expands presence in Ontario and Alberta with latest acquisition Toronto, ON (Feb. 11, 2021) – BrokerLink is pleased to announce it has acquired Ontario-based J. G. Rivet Brokers Limited (Rivet Insurance); John F. Smith Insurance Brokers Incorporated (John F. Smith Insurance); All City Insurance Ltd. (All City Insurance); Air-Alta Insurance (Airdrie) Ltd. (Air-Alta Insurance),… Continue reading BrokerLink Grows With Six New Acquisitions

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Foxquilt Becomes First in Canada to Provide Small Business Insurance All Online

Foxquilt builds new, sophisticated underwriting platform, allowing small business owners to quote, bind and purchase tailored business insurance online and up-front Toronto, ON (Feb. 11, 2021) – Foxquilt, a leading insurance technology company focused on empowering small businesses and B2B networks to save on small business insurance, launched its online insurance platform in February 2021.… Continue reading Foxquilt Becomes First in Canada to Provide Small Business Insurance All Online

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Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

Staff | February 12, 2021 Gallagher is appointing Daniel Sullivan as senior vice-president of its benefits and human resources consulting practice in Ottawa. Sullivan brings more than 10 years of experience to his new role, five of which he spent with Gallagher working as a consultant with the Capital City team. In that role, he supported clients in… Continue reading Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

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Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

The Associated Press | February 12, 2021 San Francisco-based business software maker Salesforce says it will let most of its employees work from home permanently after the coronavirus pandemic, for at least part of the week. Other major tech companies such as Facebook Inc., Shopify Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google have made similar announcements of plans to adopt flexible-working… Continue reading Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

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Sanofi joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

Staff | February 12, 2021 Two unions representing nearly 1,000 employees of Sanofi Canada are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Both Unifor Local 1701 and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 772 will join the plan effective April 1, according to a press release, which noted the company is joining… Continue reading Sanofi joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

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Sun Life, Manulife see profit gains despite COVID-19 payouts

Despite the COVID-19’s far-reaching impact on human health and mortality, Canada’s largest insurers were able to report fourth-quarter earnings results that exceeded analysts’ estimates. Manulife and Sun Life, the largest Canadian life insurance companies by market value, paid a combined $590 million in claims to families of COVID-19 victims alone. But even so, the total… Continue reading Sun Life, Manulife see profit gains despite COVID-19 payouts

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