Presentations from Sessions

Where available, presentations given during sessions at the 2019 UBCM Benefits Conference are posted here.

For questions about a presentation, or information about presentations not posted here, please contact the presenter directly.

Thursday, October 24

Industry Trends & Pharmaceutical Landscape Update
Anar Dossa
Director, Pharmacy Services, Pacific Blue Cross

Update on non-culpable dismissal, accommodation of episodic disabilities and addictions, and age discrimination and benefit plans
Carolyn MacEachern, Partner, Young Anderson                       
Michelle Blendell, Lawyer, Young Anderson

Pension Corporation and You by BC Pension Corporation
Kim Searle, Research Analyst
Elizabeth Reidie, Employer Outreach Manager                             
Dawn Knittelfelder, Employer Services Lead

WorkSafeBC – Workplace Psychological Injuries - Recent Changes and Trends
Sheena Watt
Client Services Manager, Special Care Service, WorkSafe BC

Courage to Care: Strengthening Mental Health in the Canadian Workplace
David Philips
Chief Mental Health Officer, TeksMed Services Inc.

Friday, October 25

Group Benefits – Principals of Rate Setting
Mike Greschner
Partner, George & Bell Consulting

Accommodating Illnesses and Impairments in the Workplace
Andrew Carricato
Lawyer, Lidstone & Company Law Corporation

Symptoms and Supports: How employers can better understand and support recovery from depression
Sarah Hamid-Balma
Director, Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division

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