Employee Benefits Webinars

To serve you better, we make it easier for you to access all of our Employee Benefit webinars. From Plan Administrator Education Sessions to Disability Management Sessions, you can find all webinars on this page. 

Our monthly Wellness Strategy webinar series, in partnership with Sun Life, ran from March 2, 2022, until January 4, 2023. All sessions were scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, from 1 - 1:30 p.m. (MT). Recording of each webinar, along with other resources are posted on our Vimeo account.

Additional Resources: Workplace Mental Health Toolkit

Be guided through the benefit administration process from start to finish as a Plan Administrator: Learn more about additional benefits available outside your core benefit plan, benefits concerning disability, and claim fraud as part of Alberta Municipalities' Plan Administrator Education Sessions. Recording of the webinars can be found here.

  • Mental Health & Absence Management
    What is the managers’ role and responsibilities around mental health and absenteeism? How can a manager deal with these situations effectively, support the employee in need and manage the rest of the team? This session will review guidelines to help managers be prepared for these potential situations and provide tips to help support your absence management practices.
  • Promoting a Healthy Workplace
    The Mental Health Commission of Canada has identified 13 factors that influence mental health in the workplace. Learn about the 13 factors and how you can take some simple steps to promote each one in your workplace and begin your journey to align with the Canadian National Standards for Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplace.
  • Options in Workplace Disability
    In this session we will review different types of disability management programs including Salary Continuance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Workers Compensation, and how they are different or complement each other. We will look at best practices to help you navigate the disability system more confidently.
  • Best Practices in Disability Management or here
    In this session we will review the advantages of ‘stay at work’ and ‘return to work’ programs, key components of accommodation, and the role Sun Life plays and how your organization can help support this process. We will look at simple steps to establish effective ‘stay at work’ and ‘return to work’ procedures for your organization.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
    Flex Spending 2020 Webinar
    Product launch webinar providing an overview of flexible spending accounts.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
    • Program overview
    • Program details
    • More about Lifeworks
    • Workplace Referral program
      Included program with your EFAP coverage. Provides employers with a method of referring an employee experiencing work performance issues for professional assessment and counselling. Through more intensive and specialized intervention than Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling, the program focuses on resolving an employee’s performance issue. Referrals can be monitored or mandated and are a valuable tool in an employee’s performance management plan.
    • Depression Care
      Depression Care™ helps individuals with moderate to severe symptoms of depression. Participants benefit from the unique partnership between our counsellors and psychiatrists and their own physician to evaluate the individual’s condition and provide most appropriate treatment. Video overview. To learn more watch this webinar. This service is at an additional fee to employers.
    • Structured Relapse Prevention Program
      Structured Relapse Prevention Program supports employees who have successfully completed an addiction treatment program with their reintegration to the workplace and ongoing relapse prevention support. The program reporting allows the employer to monitor the employee’s successes and challenges in sustaining abstinence. To learn more watch this webinar. This service is at an additional fee to employers.
    • Substance Abuse Program
      Substance Abuse Program provides access to specialist recommendations for employees who test positive for drugs or alcohol in the workplace. Through the program’s assessment service and reporting, employees receive help quickly for their substance abuse/addiction issues and employers mitigate risk. This service is at an additional fee to employers.
    • WorkAssist
      WorkAssist™ aims to reduce the time and cost of disability claims by using an early intervention model of disability management – assessing for mental health issues at the earliest point of a claim, sometimes even before the short-term threshold has been reached. This helps employees regain productivity and return to work as quickly as possible. This service is at an additional fee to employers.
    • Trauma Assist
      Trauma Assist™ helps individuals cope with traumatic stress and build resilience in their lives. The program provides a much-needed accessible and confidential solution for mild to moderate symptoms of traumatic stress. Trauma Assist is focused on early intervention to help mitigate future disability claims. Video overview. To learn more watch this webinar. This service is at an additional fee to employers.

As employers and people managers, supporting mental health is more important than ever – for you and your plan members. You can watch the recording here and review the presentation.

This webinar is for the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops only. You can find the recording of the Orion Travel webinar here