Benefits Canada: The rising cost of prescription drugs is becoming a persistent source of pain for many employers.
In 2014, the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) identified, as part of a survey, the review of Section 3250 (Retirement Benefits) & Section 3255 (Post-employment Benefits, Compensated Absences & Termination Benefits) as one of its top...
Effective April 1, 2018, the prices of nearly 70 of the top prescribed generic drugs in Canada will be reduced by 25 to 40% as a result of an agreement announced jointly by the pCPA and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Alberta released in late November 2017 a new dental fee guide effective January 1, 2018, that was developed in collaboration with the ADAC and that recommends lower dental fees than the fee guide released in August 2017.
Effective December 3, 2017, the federal Employment Insurance (EI) rules were updated to permit maternity benefits to be paid for up to 15 weeks, and parental leave benefits to be paid for up to 61 weeks.
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Toronto Sun: It’s not clear yet how much employers or insurers will save on prescription costs now that the provincial treasury is picking up the tab for child and youth drugs, the health ministry says.
Benefits Canada: Alberta is implementing it’s first job-protected bereavement leave as of Jan. 1, 2018.
Benefits Canada: Morneau Shepell Ltd. is boosting its presence in the United States and globally with the acquisition of Chestnut Global Partners, an employee assistance program and wellness services provider based in Illinois.
Our annual Trends in Human Resources survey canvasses Canadian employers on what they are planning for the coming year and asks HR Leaders about the opportunities and challenges they face in improving employee health, engagement and productivity.