Today, ever more plan sponsors are searching for ways to improve the overall health & wellness of their employee population. Many plan sponsors are implementing proactive & preventative employee wellness programs with the goal of garnering positive health outcomes for their staff.
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to make changes to Ontario Drug Benefit Program coverage for children and youth aged 24 years and under (OHIP+) February 27, 2019
When women have equal opportunities to succeed, they are powerful agents of change—driving strong economic growth and improving the quality of life for their families and their communities. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, helped mark the first-ever Gender Equality Week by announcing that the Government of Canada intends to launch the new parental sharing benefit on March 17, 2019. This is much earlier than planned and a big step towards promoting greater gender equality at home and in the workplace.
As of November 21, 2018, the Ontario government passed Bill 47. The Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 makes changes to equal pay, personal emergency leave, and other areas of workplace standards as of January 1, 2019. Is your organization prepared?
Employers will rely more on technology to shape and analyze their future wellness offerings, according to a global workforce well-being survey by consultancy Buck. The survey, which polled more than 250 employers, found the majority of organizations are planning to offer workplace health competitions (62 per cent), stress management programs (60 per cent), workplace environment improvements (58 per cent), online courses and training for healthy lifestyles (57 per cent) and online decision-support tools (52 per cent).