JDB Group Acquires Canadian Injury Management Services

2022-01-17T10:05:23-05:00

JDB Group and Schuster Boyd McDonald acquire Sudbury-based Canadian Injury Management Services Client strategy sessions over the past 18-months have exposed a gap in the delivery of a fair and consistent solution for disability and absence management. With the increase in disability related cases in these complex times, increasing concerns over mental health wellbeing, and [...]

JDB Group Acquires Canadian Injury Management Services2022-01-17T10:05:23-05:00

Understanding Diabetes – Creating an Inclusive Benefits Plan

2021-12-15T14:09:35-05:00

1 in 3 Canadians is living with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, impacting more Canadians in the workforce. Managing diabetes may be costly, especially if not well maintained.  At best employees with type 2 diabetes currently cost employers an estimated $2,000 annually. It is the second most therapeutic class on a benefit plan, as members [...]

Understanding Diabetes – Creating an Inclusive Benefits Plan2021-12-15T14:09:35-05:00

Improve Retention and Acquisition Through Retirement Savings Plans

2021-11-22T12:39:35-05:00

A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd. on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 800 Canadian employers, found 88 per cent of those that offer a defined benefit pension plan said [...]

Improve Retention and Acquisition Through Retirement Savings Plans2021-11-22T12:39:35-05:00

Group Benefit Trends 2022

2021-11-22T11:19:47-05:00

Understanding and Analyzing Your Benefits in these Changing Times EXTENDED HEALTH As new and approved drugs enter into the pipeline, high cost medications will continue to infiltrate the employer-sponsored medical plan. The most predominant conditions driving the cost of health care claims are autoimmune disease, cancer, cardiovascular, mental health and diabetes. Specialty drugs priced between $10,000 [...]

Group Benefit Trends 20222021-11-22T11:19:47-05:00

Optometrists withdraw from OHIP Effective September 1, 2021

2021-08-18T14:30:57-04:00

Important information to Clients Information about Optometrists’ withdrawal from Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan  Impact for Ontarians ages 19 and younger and 65 and older   The Ontario Association of Optometrists is planning to withdraw from Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) on September 1, 2021. Currently, OHIP pays for one annual routine eye exam for Ontarians ages 19 [...]

Optometrists withdraw from OHIP Effective September 1, 20212021-08-18T14:30:57-04:00

COVID-19 Employment Standards Act Amendment

2021-08-18T14:32:15-04:00

Employment Standards Act Amendment On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government passed Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave if they miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. The entitlement is retroactive to [...]

COVID-19 Employment Standards Act Amendment2021-08-18T14:32:15-04:00

Long Term Disability Insurance
3 Common Employer Misconceptions

2021-08-18T14:34:06-04:00

The management of an injured employees return to work should be a collaborative process between employer, long-term disability insurer, and employee. Unfortunately, once an employee is injured and in receipt of disability benefits, misconceptions regarding the parties' respective roles can expose them to increased risk and liability. Here are the top 3 common Employer misconceptions: [...]

Long Term Disability Insurance
3 Common Employer Misconceptions
2021-08-18T14:34:06-04:00

3 Key Factors to Consider Before Offering a Benefits Plan

2020-08-13T12:15:23-04:00

Three key factors to consider before offering a benefits plan 1. Type of Plan and Coverage The first would be deciding what type of plan you want to introduce: •A traditional, fully insured employee benefits plan? •An administrative services only (ASO) plan (some of the coverage is self-insured)? •A health-care spending account (also known as [...]

3 Key Factors to Consider Before Offering a Benefits Plan2020-08-13T12:15:23-04:00