The definitive guide to flexible benefit programs in Canada completely revised and updated. Now in a new third edition, Canadian Handbook of Flexible Benefits offers everything organizations need to know about designing, implementing, communicating, and administering a successful flexible benefits program. The 2007 Handbook is equally relevant to employers introducing a new plan and to those looking for insight and direction on maintaining an existing program. This edition answers the question "What s new in flex?" and includes up-to-date information on: * the expansion in the range of flexible programs in the last decade, from simplified to total compensation designs; * incorporating the numerous innovations in health care cost management into a flexible program; * legal aspects of flexible benefits, including the latest word from Canada Revenue Agency on converting taxable performance bonuses to pretax benefits; * administration alternatives, including outsourcing, co-sourcing and multi-process outsourcing; * Completely new material covering: * retiree flexible benefit programs, * maintaining and revitalizing an existing plan * flex for executives, * special considerations for specific provinces, * case studies of companies that have successfully implemented flexible benefits, and * flexible benefit developments in eight countries on five continents.