Employees feel entitled to their health benefits: Survey

Employers should do more to communicate offerings, options
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2017

Most Canadians not only appreciate their workplace health benefits plans, they take it one-step further: They feel entitled to them.

That’s according to a survey of 2,402 people that found 77 per cent feel workplace health benefits plans are a worker’s right and they are entitled to receive them, according to the Sun Life Canadian Health Index.

“Benefits have become an integral part of an employee’s total compensation package,” said Brigitte Parent, senior vice-president of Sun Life in Toronto. “(They play) an important part in managing your total health of your family.”