diversity and inclusion

Addressing the Unique Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

Anne Newhouse
 

Strategies for creating the best mix of employee benefit plans are as varied as the organizations that offer them. In the current business climate, especially coming out of the pandemic period, attracting and retaining the best employees feels like an art form […]

Inclusive Family-Forming Benefits: Surrogacy Reimbursement Programs

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Fertility and family-forming benefits are top of mind for many organizations, whether it’s to stay competitive in attracting and retaining key talent or match benefits to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals. Surrogacy reimbursement programs are one such benefit that may particularly […]

Rethinking Gender: How Benefit Plans, Sponsors and Trustees Can—And Must—Adapt

Alyssa Hodder
 

How does the move toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) impact benefits plans? It’s a game changer, but there are still hurdles that the group insurance industry needs to overcome. A panel at the International Foundation’s Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations […]

Meeting the Benefit Needs of Your LGBTQ+ Plan Members

Cara McMullin
 

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Canada and the U.S., a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their history, culture and contributions. To honor this month, we are revisiting a helpful article about how plan sponsors can be […]

Communicating DEI: Five Critical Questions

Tim Hennessy
 

Many companies have made progressive changes to their approach in recruiting, hiring and management to make the workplace an environment where everyone can succeed. While diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have long been valued by employees looking for a sense of belonging […]