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  • Home Hardware hosts health fairs to raise benefits awareness

    Home Hardware Stores Ltd. hosted a series of health fairs in November for more than 2,000 employees in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario to raise awareness of the health benefits available to them....

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  • Panel calls on feds to create an ‘equitable’ and ‘cost-effective’ national pharmacare system

    A special panel convened to make recommendations on the future of prescription drug coverage in Canada is calling on the federal government to create a universal public insurance plan for...

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  • Look beyond plan design and expenses to control benefit costs

    Achieving success at anything doesn’t just happen. In his 2008 book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell suggested ...

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  • Linking financial, physical wellness to mental health

    What do finances have to do with our mental health? Quite a lot, actually. “When we look at surveys where we ask what causes you stress, the answer that tops the charts is consistently personal...

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  • Employers urged to make it easier to discuss mental health at work

    On any given week, thousands of Canadians won’t make it into work due to a mental-health problem or illness. “[Mental health is] the No. 1 cause of group disability claims and represents one out...

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  • A look at the role of biomarkers in improving mental-health treatments

    Major depression is more likely to be a heterogeneous group of disorders rather than a single condition, Dr. Sidney Kennedy, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, told Benefits...

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  • Integrated programs key to successful workplace mental-health strategies

    How can employers implement a strategic wellness program to make a difference to employees’ mental health? Eric Pfeiffer, senior health management consultant at Manulife, presented four of the top...

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  • Panel discussion: How to support employees with PTSD

    With growing awareness of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, what’s the role of employers in supporting employees dealing with it? That was the focus of a panel discussion during...

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  • Panel discussion: How to support employees with PTSD

    With growing awareness of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, what’s the role of employers in supporting employees dealing with it? That was the focus of a panel discussion during...

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  • A look at the role of biomarkers in improving mental-health treatments

    Major depression is more likely to be a heterogeneous group of disorders rather than a single condition, Dr. Sidney Kennedy, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, told Benefits...

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  • Employers urged to make it easier to discuss mental health at work

    On any given week, thousands of Canadians won’t make it into work due to a mental-health problem or illness. “[Mental health is] the No. 1 cause of group disability claims and represents one out...

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  • Is society too quick to turn to antidepressants?

    At $45 million per year, antidepressant claims are “the biggest spend in our drug portfolio,” Peter Gove, health innovation leader at Green Shield Canada, told Benefits Canada’s Mental Health...

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  • Is society too quick to turn to antidepressants?

    At $45 million per year, antidepressant claims are “the biggest spend in our drug portfolio,” Peter Gove, health innovation leader at Green Shield Canada, told Benefits Canada’s Mental Health...

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  • Promoting mental wellness through creativity and open dialogue

    Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. had gone eight years without a disability claim, but the company took notice when it saw three mental health-related short-term disability claims in the last two...

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  • The keys to creating a mentally healthy workplace

    Employers may not always be able to see their employees’ mental-health challenges but they can see the results in the workplace. What are some of the causes of mental-health issues and how can...

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  • Promoting mental wellness through creativity and open dialogue

    Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. had gone eight years without a disability claim, but the company took notice when it saw three mental health-related short-term disability claims in the last two...

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  • Linking financial, physical wellness to mental health

    What do finances have to do with our mental health? Quite a lot, actually. “When we look at surveys where we ask what causes you stress, the answer that tops the charts is consistently personal...

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  • Companies are failing to integrate millennials into their workplaces: HRPA

    Millennials are now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce, yet only 10% of companies ...

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  • Plans need to consider going beyond DINs in contract language on drug coverage

    What happens in a world where a drug identification number can mean two very different things, depending on the product? Most drug plans have contract wording that resembles the following: “Drugs...

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  • Benefits exchanges predicted for Canada as plans continue to evolve

    Unlimited vacation, free parking, car allowances, concierge services such as food delivery, dog walking and ...

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