One of the biggest topics in the health and benefits industry in 2017 was the federal government’s new 18-month parental leave option. Three stories on this issue topped the list, with news about benefits fraud, health benefits tax and medical marijuana also ranking.

Benefits Canada rounds up your favourite health and benefits stories of 2017:

  1. Budget boosts parental leave to 18 months, introduces caregiving benefit
  2. Will 18-month parental leave become reality?
  3. How will 18-month parental leave affect top-up programs?
  4. Liberals won’t tax health and dental plans: Trudeau
  5. York Region police officer fired for benefits fraud
  6. Expert panel: Change to make Trillium first payer could have major impact on private plans
  7. Benefits plan must cover medical pot, human rights commission rules
  8. Xerox splits off HR business, Buck Consultants becomes Conduent
  9. Stelco workers, retirees learn fate of benefits plans as restructuring finalized
  10. Benefits costs to trend even higher in 2017 

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