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Aon's rich data, industry-leading analysis and world-class expertise empowers you to make better group benefit risk and insurance decisions.

COVID-19 and Group Benefits

Many businesses are grappling with operational challenges brought on by economic changes in the COVID-19 environment. Decisions are being made to manage absence, and in some cases, to facilitate temporary workforce reduction. Employee benefit plans and employee coverage options are central to the conversation. There are numerous issues for plan sponsors to consider. Do you know what they are?

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Rapid Response: Disability

Group benefits policy and practice

The incidence and duration of disability claims are on the rise and related costs are increasing. Mental well-being claims are having a particularly notable impact. Effective disability management practices, policies, and operating guidelines compliment a competitive program that is valued by employees and supports organizational health and wellness goals.

This report examines the types of plans offered and provides insight into managing risk when decisions are being made to continue or cease benefits for disabled employees.

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Information Bulletin

Learn more about legislative and industry changes that affect group insurance and employee benefits practices. Aon's unique perspective tackles basic compliance requirements and identifies opportunities for strategic benefits plan improvement.

COVID-19: Temporary Layoff Update
Supporting Employee Health and Wellbeing in a Changing Work Environment
Layoffs, leaves and continuation of group benefits
Carrier position on COVID-19 related Short Term Disability claims
COVID-19: effect on group, expatriate and specialty risk
Agreement between pharmacists, insurers and third-party payers on pharmacy services in Quebec
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Declares Termination of Employee Benefits at Age 65 to be Discriminatory
2020 Terms and Conditions of the Quebec Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation
Alberta Announces Seniors Program Coverage Changes and Provides New Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage Definition
New Federal Rules for Patented Drug Pricing Announced
Draft Legislative Proposals Supporting the Conversion of Health and Welfare Trusts
B.C. Pharmacare Expands Use of Biosimilars
Ontario Budget 2019
Federal Budget 2019
OHIP+ excludes Ontarians with private coverage beginning April 1, 2019
British Columbia Employer Health Tax Legislation Introduced
Medical Cannabis - Making the Group Benefit Coverage Decision



Find out what employers are thinking about trends in group insurance and employee benefits. Leverage Aon insight to ensure programs reflect market needs and contribute to an engaged and competitive workforce.

Employee Benefits: rethinking objectives in the age of flexibility and choice
2020 Global Medical Trend Rates Report: Compare Canadian and global health benefit cost trends
Paramedical Benefits: are mental health concerns changing the way you think about benefits?
Workplace Mental Health Survey Report: connecting business risk and strategy
Family Leaves Survey Report: employer top-up practices
Voluntary Benefits Survey Report: the evolution of total rewards
Pharmacare in Canada Survey Report: the employer perspective
Delayed Retirement Survey Report: employee benefits and the over-65 workforce