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Health Benefits Trends of 2023

January 31, 2023

If there’s any silver lining to the pandemic, it has to be the modernization of benefit plans that occurred over the past three years.

Seven Preventive Care Strategies To Explore This Year

January 20, 2023

New Year’s resolutions are supposed to set you up for success. But sometimes, life gets in the way, and it's easy to fall back into old habits.

Ontario Farmland – The Undiscovered Alternative

By: Anthony Faiella
January 11, 2023

After four decades of benefiting from the decline in interest rates and the tailwind it provided the standard 60/40 portfolio, investors now face a new macro environment.

Who Should Be Obsessing Over Your Client’s Experience?

By: Matt Coyle
December 21, 2022

Once businesses reach a certain size, departments start to form that are familiar to us all – legal, product, marketing, IT.

Looking To The Future: Employee Benefits And Retirement Outlook 2023

By: Matt Lievers
December 15, 2022

Today, employees expect more from their employers. The labour shortage means workers are more likely to ask for – and get – what they want.

Tackling climate change in emerging markets

By: Jack Nelson, portfolio manager, Stewart Investors
November 24, 2022

The prevailing perception is that investing in emerging markets means investing in fossil fuels and heavy industry.

Open-Minded Employers Change Narrative Around Modern Retirement Plans

By: Paul Webber
October 21, 2022

Forward-thinking organizations aspire to set up their employees for financial success today and at the end of their working lives.

Bridging The Gender Pension Gap: How To Improve Women’s Engagement With Retirement Planning

By: Helen Hollister
October 18, 2022

Statistical evidence shows a marked difference in engagement between men and women around pensions and retirement planning. It also demonstrates that women have average lower pension pots and will live around two years longer than men. How can we encourage more women to engage with pensions planning?

Reinforcing The Value Proposition Of Group Disability Insurance In Canada

By: NMG Consulting
October 4, 2022

Intermediaries in Canada have been vocal about their concerns with soaring group disability insurance prices and a lack of high-quality disability management, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, insurers have faced several challenges, including finding the balance between price sustainability and competitiveness as claims rates have grown, and in an environment of low investment returns. Many new health and wellness market developments have also emerged in recent years and communicating carrier offerings, and how they differentiate, has proven difficult.

Emerging Market Opportunities Ex-China and India

By: John Ewart
October 3, 2022

With sentiment towards China remaining negative this year and the economy inevitably struggling as a result of the lockdown, we wrote to you in April about the opportunities we were seeing elsewhere.  Although the lockdown has been relaxed somewhat, sentiment towards China remains fragile for a number of reasons. However, the set of opportunities that we are finding outside China remain appealing. Following a recent trip to the country, we wrote last month about what we are finding attractive in India and thought it would be timely to follow this up with a brief insight into the other 30 per cent of our portfolio that also lies outside China.

It Takes A Village

By: Telus Health
August 22, 2022

Supporting employee mental health and well-being is clearly the right thing to do – but it’s also a business imperative, says a Telus Health ‘Benefits Hub.’ ‘It Takes A Village To Improve Mental Health: How Employers Can Contribute To Employee Well-Being’ says managing people risk should be a top business priority for any organization today. The best approach is well-being strategy structured around three elements ‒ organizational infrastructure, organizational awareness, and targeted programming.

From Adherence To Delayed Diagnoses, What You Need To Know About Medication Use

By: Telus Health
July 21, 2022

Would it be better for patients to take more of a medication that may end up costing private drug plans about $200 a year, or start a new medication that costs upwards of $15,000 a year?

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