January 29, 2018
On October 13th, 2017, the BC Ministry of Environment launched “world leading” new spill preparedness, response and recovery requirements to address public concerns regarding the impact of spills of regulated substances on the environment and the general public.
ICBC welcomes and plans to work with its insureds in the event of a spill.
Below are amendments to the Environmental Management Act:
1. Environmental Management Act...
January 19, 2018
Many regions in Canada have experienced a surge in cargo theft for 2017. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, there were calculated losses of $181 million in stolen cargo and equipment between 2014 and 2017. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, over $20 million in stolen cargo and equipment was reported; keeping in mind that there are many other thefts that go unreported so this total could actually be much higher.
Top Target Products...
July 19, 2016
When it comes to benefits, employers and employees have many options. One of these options is being offered by US-based Figo Pet Insurance, which is offering health-care coverage for cats and dogs, that employers can provide as part of a group benfits plan.
Launched in April 2015, Figo offers a 10% discount on insurance premiums to employees of participating organizations. The premiums can be paid as part of an employee's payroll...
July 07, 2016
A recent survey conducted by ADP Canada found that the majority of Canadians across the country would leave their jobs for improved retirement benefits with another employer. Some of the most notable findings:
77% of Canadian employees would leave their jobs for better retirement support
88% of respondents in British Columbia would leave their job for better pension or retirement support elsewhere
78% of millennial employees would be...
June 24, 2016
There are some fascinating statistics to be found in the recently released 2016 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, including how benefits plans are viewed. Whether you believe benefits plans are a health resource or a form of compensation depends heavily on whether you are an employer or an employee.
Employers top 4 reasons for providing a health benefit plan:
Boosting Productivity - 64%
Maintain Employee Satisfaction - 60%
June 16, 2016
The results of the 2016 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey were recently released, with some interesting findings.
Out of 13 possible wellness programs or policies, the most popular were:
Flexible Working Arrangements - 41%
Off-Site Gym Memberships / Fitness Classes - 36%
Healthy Foods & Snacks - 36%
Flu Shots at Work - 35%
When asked about their current benefits, employees valued:
Prescription Drug Coverage - 94%
Basic Dental Services - 93...