Five stress relievers for Canadian business owners

Bring your work and your life back into balance with these five stress relievers.

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Promoting mental health practices in the workplace

Manulife is Excellence Canada's Champion of Excellence for Mental Health at Work®.

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Support your employees’ mental health

Manulife is an early adopter of National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

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Learn how to support a healthier workplace for your employees

Make choices to support your employees’ health and wellness with information from the 2016 Sanofi Canada healthcare survey.

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Canadians’ financial wellness impacts business

Nearly half of Canadian employees feel financially unwell, generating stress and impacting workplace engagement according to our recent study.

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2016 Federal Budget

Legislation matters - April 2016

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Manulife expanding its list of generic drugs for Quebec

As of May 2, 2016, Manulife has increased their generic drug list for plan members in Quebec.

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New Worksite Wellness Services

Our Worksite Wellness Services provides a suite of wellness activities that can help your employees adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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Fort McMurray forest fires: Filing deadline extension

The deadline for filing Annual Information Returns and Audited Financial Statements was extended to August 31, 2016 for those with pension plans located in Fort McMurray.

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ODB Program for seniors

Find out about the changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program for seniors at Manulife.

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Tax increases in Eastern Canada

Do you live in Eastern Canada? Find out how tax increases from July 1, 2016 affects your group benefits plans from Manulife.

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Possible changes to dental processes in Quebec

Did you know there is a possible change in how your dental claims will be processed in Quebec? Find out more from Manulife.

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Legislative update - EI waiting period changes

Did you know that the EI waiting period changes were made on April 11, 2016? Find out what these changes are from Manulife.

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Medical assistance in dying

Learn more about the information on proposed legislation for medical assistance in dying (MAID) on Manulife.

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Alberta tax increase

Did you know Alberta increased their provincial tax premium to 3%? Find out how this affects your group benefits plan.

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Regulations amending the employment insurance regulations

As previously announced, the 2016 Budget announced changes to the Employment Insurance Act (EI Act) to reduce the employment insurance (EI) waiting period from two weeks to one week that would be effective on January 1, 2017. (October 2016)

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Genetic Testing - Updates

The Bill would amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to include genetic characteristics as a prohibited ground of discrimination. The Act also provides for equal treatment of individuals who refuse to undergo or disclose the results of a genetic test. (October 2016)

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Quebec - Regulation on accessory fees

The draft regulation allows for the billing of an insured person under RAMQ, for costs related to the transportation to an institution or a laboratory of biological samples taken by the professional, or at his or her request. (October 2016)

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Quebec RAMQ out-of-pocket maximum increases

Plan sponsors with plan members who reside in Quebec must offer prescription drug coverage that meets the minimum legislative requirements set by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec. (July 2016)

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Ontario Insurance Act changes

Amendments have been made to Part V – Life Insurance and Part VII – Accident and Sickness sections of the Ontario Insurance Act. (June 2016)

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British Columbia Pension Benefits Act - Default Fund reminder

Plan administrators need to ensure that their default fund complies with the B.C. Pension Benefits Standard Act and Regulation legislation on or before June 28, 2016. (June 2016)

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Important update to private-sector pension plans

On June 3, 2016, Ontario Regulation 161/16 made under the Pension Benefits Act was filed. (June 2016).

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Bill C-14 Medical assistance in dying - adopted

Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts, was adopted on June 17, 2016. (June 2016)

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CEIC and CRA 2016 MIE and MPE changes

Canada Employment Insurance Commission and Canada Revenue Agency announce 2016 changes to maximum insurable earnings and maximum pensionable earnings (January 2016)

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PRPP Developments

Legislation Matters - August 2016

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Fort McMurray forest fires - Filing deadline extension

Legislation matters - June 2016

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Regulation professional activities that may be engaged by a medical electrophysiology technologist

Find out what the regulations are behind the activities from a medical electrophysiology technologist in Quebec at Manulife.

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Bill 92 – Greater transparency expected with pharmacist receipts

What is Bill 92 and how will it affect your pharmacy receipts? Learn more from Manulife.

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Regulation for members of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec

The draft Regulation adds section 4.1 which authorizes physiotherapists to administer and adjust oxygen where they make an assessment or intervene with a person who needs oxygen support, except if the person is receiving invasive ventilation or non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. (October 2016)

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Introducing our enhanced STD claims experience for you and your employees

Our short-term disability (STD) claims management model has improved to assist you better! Learn about it from Manulife.

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Manulife’s Investigative Services team takes strong action against benefits fraud

Find out how Manulife's preventative fraud strategy has help our plan members and sponsors.

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Regulation professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than dentists

The draft Regulation allows persons other that dentists to engage in the professional activities that may be engaged in by members of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. (October 2016)

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Balance – A series of articles from Manulife on the Canadian pharmacy landscape

Our Balance newsletter provides articles on how to manage your drug costs and how to add value to your members. Visit Manulife to learn more.

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Ways to reduce cost related to workplace injuries

This article outlines the cost benefits to prevention, case management and early and safe return to work.

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Smoking cessation benefits your employees and your business

How does having your employees stop smoking benefit your business? Learn from Manulife.

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Best practices to mitigate employee absences

Understand employee well-being, different types of leave and accommodations in this Employee Benefits News item from Manulife.

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The role of plan sponsors in effective disability case management

Learn more about how the role of the plan sponsor in the disability management process has evolved to become more of a collaborator and strategic problem-solver.

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Change to interest credited on group life claim payments

Manulife changes the way we credit interest on group life claim amounts paid to claimants.

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Manulife has modernized contract wording used for self-inflicted injury exclusions

Manulife has changed references to self-inflicted injury exclusions. Our updated contract wording removes dates terminology and reflects our approach to managing claims for plan members who suffer from mental illness.

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The Discover Digital Campaign Continues

The "Discover enhancements at your fingertips" campaign features new and improved digital tools that can help plan members save time and money.

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Streamlined STD offering and expanded access to Stay-at-Work Services

Did you know we've streamlined our short-term disability claims process and expanded our access to Stay-at-Work services? Find out more on Manulife.

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View monthly premiums online before receiving your bill!

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Fast and easy – new features for plan administration

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Buying custom-made orthotics - what you should know

If you’ve been prescribed orthotics this information will help guide you through your purchase.

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Applying for the Employment Insurance Premium Reduction Program

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Changes to taxable long-term and short-term disability plans

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Renewal Reminder: Best Value Specialty Drug Care program

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Financial wellness leads to healthier habits – and that’s good for business

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Plan members can send documents online – quickly and securely

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Group benefits contracts and booklets going paperless

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Introducing the new Advance Hub

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Better forms = less paperwork

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Manulife Mobile app and combined sign in features

We’ve officially taken the next step toward a better plan member experience. Our combined sign in features are here!

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New FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System

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New digital experience for plan administrators

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OHIP+ to cover drug costs for children and youth

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The Voice of the Customer Survey is back!

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We’ve simplified our Provider eClaims process

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How Manulife’s Group Benefits business will implement Saskatchewan’s 6% PST

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Itemized receipts at Quebec pharmacies

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ParticipACTION 150 Play List

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New plan member home page

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Quebec pharmacists challenging Bill 92

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Alberta Dental Association and College fee guide

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Ipsos is running a Voice of the Customer pulse survey

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OHIP+ to begin January 1, 2018

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Health benefits designed for the way plan members live their lives

Whether a member prefers to manage their benefits on the go or at home, it’s easy to use the Manulife Mobile app or secure website.

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OHIP+ transition strategy

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Preferred vision services

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We sharpen the focus on our customers

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