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Adding Our Voice to Pharmacare

Adding Our Voice to Pharmacare

Canada’s new—and only—national advocacy body for plan sponsors and plan members has earned a seat at the pharmacare table. “Our voice is resonating,” says Carolyne Eagan, principal spokesperson for the Smart Health Benefits Coalition (SHBC) and President of Benefits...

Have Insurance, Will Travel

Have Insurance, Will Travel

Illness or injury is the last thing you want to happen while travelling outside of Canada. Which is why the right type of travel insurance needs to be at the top of the packing list. “Medical costs can be significant,” says Kirk Davis, an employee benefits advisor and...

How to do More in Women’s Health

How to do More in Women’s Health

Benefits plans have a direct role to play to help bridge gender gaps and better support, engage and retain female employees. This was the main takeaway of new research conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Sun Life and presented at Benefits Alliance’s SPARK conference in...

Top Takeaways for the Enhanced CPP

Top Takeaways for the Enhanced CPP

The enhanced Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is getting close to the finish line. Almost six months ago, employers began payroll deductions for the new “second additional component” that applies to higher-income earners. And just over six months from now, as of January...

Why Vacations are Good for Business

Why Vacations are Good for Business

With summer around the corner, employees’ thoughts may turn to sunny skies and the lure of a cottage, a beach vacation, or a trip abroad. But despite their best intentions, many will shorten their vacations or skip them entirely, influenced by an office culture...