Medical cannabis : Accomodating Employees

The Situation The use of medical cannabis in Canada is on the rise. Health Canada projects that the country’s number of medical cannabis users could grow by as many as 450,000 in the next decade. Medical cannabis is being prescribed to help manage a wide...

RECOGNIZING AND MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

With the increasing complexity of disability claims and associated legislative changes, the need for skill development has never been more apparent. The skills associated with the management of claims and work absences have expanded exponentially in the past decade....

Wellness Workshops | Banyan Learning Platform

The Wellness Workshops are one-on-one educational workshops that teach individuals coping skills and strategies on subjects that impact Mental Health. They are effective in assisting individuals who are struggling at work or preparing to return to a gainful...

Banyan Subject Matter Experts – In the Community

Jennifer Griffiths was nominated and has accepted a two year term on the board of directors for CAVEWAS.  CAVEWAS is a national, professional association offering a variety of services to a diverse group of professionals and stakeholders assisting people with...
Commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month

Commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month

The Current State The Mental Health Commission of Canada confirms that Mental Health problems and illnesses are rated one of the top three drivers of both short and long-term disability claims by more than 80 percent of Canadian employers. Canadian mental health...
Anti-Fraud a big topic in Disability Claims Management this year

Anti-Fraud a big topic in Disability Claims Management this year

Banyan personnel, Kim Zinck (Director, Claims) and Lisa Kallay (Manager, Insurer Services) attended the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) conference in Edmonton, AB on May 10-13, 2016. “The conference has been a valuable experience this year. ...

RGA : Interview with Maria Vandenhurk

RGA Australia has developed a close working relationship with Banyan Work Health Solutions of Canada. RGA hosted Maria Vandenhurk, as a keynote speaker at both the FSC Life Insurance Conference in Sydney and an RGA seminar held in Melbourne in March 2014. Maria...

Your Workplace Conference, Kingston

Maria Vandenhurk and Carola Moore spoke at the annual 2013 Your Workplace Conference in Kingston, Ontario, on the topic of “Absence Management: Beyond Reaction, Towards Inspired Organizations.” Vandenhurk and Moore shared a high-level vision for a more...