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Medavie Blue Cross
Medavie Blue Cross employees from the organization's location in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

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

  • 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 in the Montreal, Quebec office
Medavie Blue Cross head office in Moncton, New Brunswick

Employer Background

Industry Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Parent company Medavie Inc.
Parent company head office Moncton NB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,921
Part-time employees in Canada 25
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 8%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 49 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Mapleton Park, fitness club, Petitcodiac Walking Trail, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Staff Association (est. 1970)
Recent social events annual barbecue, annual holiday party, years of service and retirement celebrations
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation

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

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

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 for coverage 1 day
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)
Fitness club subsidy $150 each year
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, academic scholarships of up to $200 per child
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

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
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

Employee Engagement & Performance

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

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

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 1,500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 129 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis Society, United Wat, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations

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 collaborating on a project at the organization's headquarters in Moncton, New Brunswick

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Parent company Medavie Inc.
Parent company head office Moncton NB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,921
Part-time employees in Canada 25
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Underwriter, Actuary, Programmer, Business Analyst, Treasury Clerk, Customer Service Representative, Contract Analyst, Claims Analyst, Eligibility Analyst, Medical Authorization Analyst
Starting salary $35K to $40K
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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