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Employers tweaking corporate health plans to appeal to millennial workers

Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press During his three-year tenure as a financial analyst at one of Canada’s biggest banks, Devon Wright never once used his company health plan. “There was just nothing there that was of any interest to…
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What stops small businesses from offering benefits?

A well-designed group benefits plan can be critical to attracting and retaining the right talent, as well as keeping employees healthy and productive at work. But for small employers, offering a benefits plan is easier said than done. While…
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Workers unprepared for financial impact of disabilities

Most Canadian workers would suffer severe financial hardship if they were forced out of work with a disability. In fact, 76% believe that should they become disabled and unable to work for three months, there would be serious financial implications…
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Group Insurance - Only Part of the Solution

Ownership of individual life insurance at its lowest level in 30 years The Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA) 2013 study shines a light on a developing problem for Canadian households: Individual ownership of Life Insurance…
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1 in 3 Canadians Will Become Disabled Before the Age of 65

What You Need to Know About Your Group Long Term Disability Having a source to replace your earned income in the event of an illness or accident is vital considering that on average 1 in 3 Canadians will become disabled for a period of more…
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Employees work toward better health

The push is on to stay fit or die sooner.  Employers have seen a 50% jump in employee benefit rates in the past decade.  It the increases have a direct correlation to claims and the hill to long term solutions is only going to get steeper…