Benefits 2018

Practical considerations for plan sponsors as they develop policies and coverage of medical cannabis will be presented by Mike Sullivan, CEO & Co-Founder of Cubic Health, at the ‘Benefits 2018’ event. Regardless of the plan sponsor’s view on medical cannabis, evolving clinical treatment guidelines and expanding clinical trials globally will continue to enhance both demand for, and acceptance of, cannabinoids as a treatment option in specific conditions when established treatments have failed. Sullivan will share examples of how plans with varying degrees of financial means and safety sensitivity have been approaching medical cannabis.

Helping workers impacted by mental illness in a helpful and cost-effective way is now a priority in most workplaces. Since the establishment of the ‘National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace’ in 2013, more time, effort, and energy have been put into helping make workplaces psychologically safe and breaking down the stigmas over mental health in the workplace.

Through its mandate to help build sustainable communities, The Co-operators embarked on an enterprise-wide mental health initiative aimed at supporting the mental wellness of its workplace as well as the workplaces of its group benefit clients. Because of this initiative, The Co-operators partnered with WorldCare International, Inc. to research the opportunity for mental health second opinion consultations.

At this session, The Co-operators will provide an update on this study and share additional learnings from its mental health initiatives. The presentation is part of the March 20 event that will look at the primary challenge facing plan sponsors today – benefit plan cost. Register now to be the first to hear about successful mental health initiatives and leading edge thinking on other approaches to benefit plan cost management.

Join our expert speakers, including Richard Heinzl MD, Global Medical Director from WorldCare International Inc., Sarah Dulong, Mental Health Claims Advisor and Roger Friesen, Director, Life & Disability Claims from Co-operators Life Insurance Company as well as Mike Sullivan, CEO & Co-Founder from Cubic Health at this Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Meetings & Events session.

Who Should Attend?

Benefit plan sponsors, group insurers, benefits consultants, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare stakeholders.


Registration Fees

Attendee Registration Fee of $169 CAD plus tax (group insurers, benefits consultants, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare stakeholders)

‘Early Bird’ Benefit Plan Sponsor Registration Fee $39 CAD plus tax
(Early bird rate ends February 15, 2018)

Benefit Plan Sponsor Registration Fee $59 CAD plus tax
(Starting February 16, 2018)

The first 20 benefit plan sponsors to register
will receive a $20 Tim Hortons gift certificate


For questions and plan sponsor registrations, please contact Kristyn Dougall, Executive Meeting & Event Manager at 705-252-5074 or

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joelle Glasroth, Event Account Manager at or 416-494-1066 ext 11


March 20, 2018


7:30AM - Breakfast + Registration
8:30AM - 11:30am - Event Sessions


Vantage Venues

150 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9




Attendance certificates are available upon request to receive your CE credits

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