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Oct 03, 2018, 12:32 ET Indigo first national employer in Canada to pilot Great-West Life's student debt savings program for employees

WINNIPEG, Oct. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Great-West Life announced Indigo as the first national employer to pilot the provider's student debt savings program – the very first of its kind in Canada. "We...


Sep 25, 2018, 09:59 ET Great-West Life congratulates Mindful Employer Canada for launch of leader training program

Collaboration with the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace leads to development of new resource for people leaders looking to resolve workplace issues WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2018...


Jul 09, 2018, 08:00 ET Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life offices buzzing with urban beekeeping installations

WINNIPEG, July 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life today announced the installation of beehives on the rooftops of their offices in Winnipeg, London and Toronto. The hives...


May 17, 2018, 11:31 ET Delivering for Canadians and building stronger communities

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life release Public Accountability Statement WINNIPEG, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have released their 2017 Public...


Mar 23, 2018, 12:33 ET Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life invest in Indigenous youth education

Sponsorship of Indspire will help Indigenous youth pursue post-secondary opportunities WINNIPEG, March 23, 2018 /CNW/ - As the Youth Laureate award sponsor at the 25th anniversary Indspire Awards,...


Feb 28, 2018, 12:34 ET 3 simple nudges that can help employees save for retirement

WINNIPEG, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - While a majority of Canadian plan sponsors (8 in 10) intend to maintain status quo on their group retirement and savings plans throughout the year, the 2017 Capital...


Feb 02, 2018, 08:58 ET Great-West Life's real estate subsidiary GWL Realty Advisors announces the acquisition of EverWest Real Estate Partners

International real estate growth strategy pursued to achieve diversification objectives of clients TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Great-West Life announced today that GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA),...


Nov 14, 2017, 14:44 ET Great-West Life first national insurer in Canada to offer virtual health care service: Employers in Quebec and Ontario to pilot Dialogue

WINNIPEG, Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Great-West Life marks Digital Health Awareness Week (#thinkdigitalhealth) as the first national insurer in Canada to pilot a fully-bilingual virtual health care...


Oct 24, 2017, 06:00 ET Pilot program to empower employers in helping employees save while managing student loan debt

Great-West Life introduces a flexible savings approach that helps employees build savings while paying down student loan debt WINNIPEG, Oct. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians enter the workforce with an...


Feb 17, 2016, 10:57 ET Plan design can boost employee contributions to group retirement plans, says 2015 CAP Benchmark Report

Sponsored by Great-West Life, the 2015 CAP Benchmark Report provides employers with Canadian benchmark data and strategies to help employers improve employees' retirement savings. WINNIPEG, Feb. 17,...


Feb 02, 2016, 12:39 ET New research uncovers misconceptions about the financial impact a critical illness can have on the well being of Canadians and their families

55 per cent of Canadians aren't financially prepared to cover their living expenses if faced with a serious illness LONDON, ON, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - New research uncovers a considerable gap between...


Oct 09, 2015, 11:44 ET This World Mental Health Day, ask yourself: Could you be a workplace bully?

WINNIPEG, MB, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, October 15, Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the "Centre") will present What Would...


Jun 26, 2015, 14:26 ET Mary Ann Baynton recognized as a pioneer in workplace mental health with a CSA Group 2015 Award of Merit

Lauded as 'a leading voice in advancing mental health in the workplace in Canada' WINNIPEG, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Great-West Life congratulates Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director for the Great-West...


May 05, 2015, 12:08 ET Great-West Life national sponsor of Pollution Probe's new Healthy Communities Campaign

Campaign makes the connection between environment, personal health, builds on commitment to well-being detailed in 2014 Public Accountability Statement WINNIPEG, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Great-West Life...


Jan 09, 2015, 11:01 ET Nine in 10 Capital Accumulation Plan sponsors meet their CAP goals, despite mixed participation in DC, RRSP plans

WINNIPEG, Jan. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Ninety-seven per cent of defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors and 90 per cent of registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) sponsors say their plans are meeting their ...


Oct 21, 2014, 15:24 ET Canadian operations of Great-West Lifeco earn 98B CDP score

Enhanced reporting a focus with second-time submission to annual Carbon Disclosure Project WINNIPEG, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Great-West Lifeco Inc. today announced that its Canadian operating companies ...


Oct 10, 2014, 07:00 ET Canada's Safest Employers Awards to recognize efforts to protect psychological health and safety in the workplace

Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace sponsors new national "Canada's Safest Employers Award - Psychological Safety"; visit www.safestemployers.com for details. WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, ...


Oct 07, 2014, 09:30 ET Federal PRPP now available through Great-West Life

WINNIPEG, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Great-West Life today joined the Minister of State (Finance) in announcing the availability of federal pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs) to help provide increased ...


Sep 03, 2014, 11:16 ET Great-West Life announces acquisition of PlanDirect Insurance Services Inc. (PDAssure)

Will help position Great-West Life as a leader in the individual health insurance market PDAssure to continue as a subsidiary of Great-West Life WINNIPEG, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Great-West Life...


Aug 25, 2014, 10:24 ET Great-West Life introduces interactive resource centre for plan sponsors

WINNIPEG, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Employers who offer group retirement and savings plans want to know their programs are helping employees achieve retirement income adequacy and need to ensure their...


Jul 18, 2014, 08:30 ET Great-West Life now provides VRSPs for businesses in Quebec

WINNIPEG, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Great-West Life has introduced a simple solution for Quebec's voluntary retirement savings plan (VRSP). The province has mandated that businesses located in Quebec...


Jul 15, 2014, 09:53 ET Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life transform their individual insurance new business

Approach to new business comprises leading-edge technology, a sophisticated underwriting rules engine and streamlined processes for instant decision and approval for qualified clients WINNIPEG, July...


May 06, 2014, 11:40 ET Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life release 2013 Public Accountability Statement

Report profiles contributions to the well-being of Canadians and their communities WINNIPEG, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have released their 2013 Public...


Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 ET Employee participation in employer-sponsored retirement savings plans continues to be healthy, with room for improvement

Commissioned by Great-West Life, the 2013 Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) Benchmark Report combines benchmark data with strategies to help employers position more employees to reach their retirement...


Mar 04, 2014, 13:30 ET Great-West Life to provide federal pooled registered pension plans

WINNIPEG, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), has issued a license to Great-West Life through its subsidiary, London Life, to administer pooled...