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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Medavie Blue Cross was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2016):

  • In addition to providing paid volunteer time and offering financial contributions to those organizations where employees volunteer ($500 for every 50 hours), Medavie Blue Cross commits more than 10% of its annual net income to charitable and community giving, including through the "Medavie Health Foundation"
  • Medavie Blue Cross supports employees who are new parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 90% of salary for up to 6 weeks) and offers an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- employees can also take advantage of a variety of alternative work arrangements to help them transition to their new role as parents
  • Medavie Blue Cross encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses, subsidies for professional accreditation and financial bonuses for some course completions
Medavie Blue Cross employees taking part in the MS Bike Tour in Quebec

Employer Background

Industry Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Parent company Medavie Inc.
Parent company head office Moncton NB
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Moncton NB, Toronto ON, Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 1,896
Part-time employees in Canada 33
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 8%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace B+

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features wellness room, open concept work environment with lots of natural lighting, city's pedway (pedestrian walkway) system that connects downtown buildings, telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, two large windows and reading material
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Mapleton Park, Centennial Park, fitness club, Petitcodiac Walking Trail, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Capitol Theatre (the city's restored Vaudeville house that was constructed in 1922)

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Staff Association (est. 1970s)
Recent social events annual summer picnic, holiday party at Christmas, healthy snack days, years of service and retirement celebrations
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B

Financial benefits note Medavie Blue Cross has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized auto insurance, personal computer loan program (to $1,500)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Medavie Blue Cross has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $300 each year
Wellness spending account up to $150 each year
Other health plan information wellness subsidy can applied to fitness club memberships
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $1,500 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 90% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 90% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B-

Vacation note Medavie Blue Cross has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 2 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Additional time-off information varying by the employee group, some employees can apply for an unpaid leave of absence (up to 6 months)

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,159 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 127 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Atlantic Summer Institute, Algoma Family Services, United Way, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Arthritis Society, Alzheimer's Society
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Medavie commits more than 10% of its annual net income to charitable and community giving through the Medavie Health Foundation. Employees can apply to the Foundation by submitting a short essay highlighting what corporate social responsibility means to them.

The Career Directory

Medavie Blue Cross has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Medavie Blue Cross employees taking part in the United Way Spin-o-don in Montreal, Quebec

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Parent company Medavie Inc.
Parent company head office Moncton NB
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Moncton NB, Toronto ON, Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 1,896
Part-time employees in Canada 33
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Other info for new grads Bilingualism may be considered an asset.
Typical new grad positions Underwriter, Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Claims Analyst, Administrative Support, Program Analyst
Starting salary $30K to $35K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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