Symposium Preview and 2022 Predictions

As we enter a new year, Bill Banham steps in as host as Roger Thorpe moves over to the guest hot seat to chat about what to expect from the world of benefits and wellness in 2022.

We also look ahead to the 2nd annual virtual Benefits and Wellness Superhero Symposium happening on April 6 and 7, 2022.

The symposium is designed to develop the skills HR needs to get proper leadership buy-in on group benefits plans. Over two days attendees will hear from guest experts in panels and join in with lively debate.

The agenda includes online presentations and lots of practical takeaways: 

  1. Top Trends in Benefits and Wellness
  2. What Companies are Doing to Manage the Area of Mental Health
  3. Tools to Determines the Success of Benefits Programs
  4. Strategies for Better Communication of Benefits Plans to Employees
  5. How to Control and Understand Group Benefits Plan Pricing

Watch the Benefits and Wellness Superhero Pod with Roger Thorpe


Questions in Season 3 Episode 1 Include:

  • Given the ultra-competitive labour market right now, what benefits or wellness offerings are organizations considering – to get better retention or demonstrate to candidates that they are truly being a progressive employer?
  • Has the pandemic been a distraction to HR departments – perhaps putting certain projects (like benefits) in a lower priority?
  • A big focus of season 3 of the pod will be on Benefits. What’s changing in the Canadian employee benefits space and what’s staying the same this year? Can you share any stats and/or trends to watch out for?
  • How do you think the pandemic will continue to impact employee expectations around benefits and wellness this year? Will it be more of the same from 2020/21? (e.g. childcare support, extended paid sick leave, investment in mental wellbeing)
  • What will the new surge in demand for delayed procedures and continuing care related to COVID-19 mean for health care cost increases this year? How could that impact which benefits are being offered to new employees?
  • Are there reliable ways to measure benefits? If so, what are the factors one needs to consider, how can we dig deeper, and what are the most important metrics to analyze in 2022?


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