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Click here Gain the advantage: Five group benefit trends for 2013

Reviewing your benefits plan regularly can help ensure it maintains its value – and its affordability. By understanding the trends that can impact group benefits plans, you gain the context you need for an effective review. These insights can also help you build and offer a plan that is both sustainable and a competitive advantage to attracting and retaining your best employees.

This Bright Paper brings together Sun Life’s own extensive body of unique insight with secondary industry data and broader societal currents to highlight five important trends that will increasingly shape the group benefits world.

Click here A strategic dose of wellness: Your prescription to a healthier organization

Although many Canadian organizations have taken steps toward supporting the health and well-being of their employees, the majority have not yet made a strategic commitment to wellness. The bright paper addresses the five key elements of a strategic approach to implementing workplace wellness and features six HealthyRETURNS clients.

This Bright Paper brings together Sun Life’s own extensive body of unique insight with secondary industry data and broader societal currents to highlight five important trends that will increasingly shape the group benefits world.

Click here “Walk in their shoes”: Enabling a successful employee transition to an evidence-based drug plan

We’ve heard from many employers about the challenges they anticipate facing when they introduce an evidence-based drug plan into the workplace. That’s why Sun Life commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct research with employees, pharmacists and physicians, and the results are summarized in this Bright Paper.

Click here Tackling runaway drug plan costs: Drug plan management solutions not as tough a pill for plan members to swallow

The research looks at plan members awareness and perceptions of proposed drug management solutions to 'stem runaway drug costs today for a brighter benefit plan tomorrow'.

"The insights in this paper strengthen my conviction that employers have a real opportunity to improve benefits for their employees, ensure the sustainability of their plans, and save money in the process."-Helen Stevenson President and CEO, Reformulary Group, Former Executive Officer Ontario Public Drug Plans and Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Province of Ontario.

Click here Harness the potential of Generation Y: Their growing influence and unique group benefit needs

Plan sponsors want to know more about Generation Y employees (born between 1982 and 1993), how they are changing the workplace, and what they want in Group Benefits.

This Bright Paper shares the results of our research into the Gen Y mindset, providing deep insight into their unique group benefit needs and preferences. It also features an augmented reality marker that works with webcams to launch an interactive 3D video that explains the benefits of e-claims.

Click here Profits of Wellness: Turning the high cost of poor health habits into healthy returns

The Bright Paper takes a close look at the results from our 2010 Sun life Canadian Health Index™.

This research looks at Canadians’ perceptions of their health and reported health-related behaviour to make a strong case for moving away from our current treatment-centric models for health and towards a greater emphasis on prevention and education models.