Impact on an Aging Workforce on Extended Health and Dental Benefits

Effective January 1st 2008 amendments were introduced to the BC Human Rights Code to extend the protection against age discrimination to those aged 65 and over. The amended Code effectively eliminated mandatory retirement age in BC. Even though the legislation continues to allow age-based distinctions under bona fide group or employee insurance plans; employers want to extend their benefit programs to those employees 65 and over that want to stay in the workforce. This will have an impact on the overall cost of benefit plans since most of the benefits offered by employers have higher morbidity and mortality at older ages. The objective of this project is to estimate the cost of providing certain benefits to these employees.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Gary Parker


Olga Strizhkova


Pacific Blue Cross-BC Life


Statistics / Actuarial sciences


Life sciences


Simon Fraser University



Current openings

Find the perfect opportunity to put your academic skills and knowledge into practice!

Find Projects