Rising drug costs a source of pain? There’s a tiered formulary for that

Feb 21, 2018

Benefits Canada: The rising cost of prescription drugs is becoming a persistent source of pain for many employers.

Review of Public Sector Accounting of retirement benefits

Feb 12, 2018

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...

Prescription drugs: Price reductions announced

Feb 12, 2018

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: Updated dental fee guide

Jan 17, 2018

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.

Leaves of absence: Updated rules affecting pension and benefit plans

Jan 17, 2018

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.

Who gets windfall when government picks up young's drug tab?

Jan 6, 2018

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.

What do Canada’s provinces offer around bereavement leave?

Dec 27, 2017

Benefits Canada: Alberta is implementing it’s first job-protected bereavement leave as of Jan. 1, 2018.

Morneau Shepell expands U.S., global presence with latest EAP acquisition

Dec 1, 2017

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.

Human Resources Trends for 2018

Oct 18, 2017

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.