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Wellness in the workplace: Empty hype or important trend?

Over the past decade wellness in the workplace has been gaining more attention. Why is that? Consider this: • Employees spend 2/3 of their awake time at work. • The workplace has the greatest impact on health and health-related behaviours. • Health affects how an employee does their job and consequently affects productivity. • The… View Article
January 15, 2020 6:15 pm Published by

Pharmacogenetics: What is it, and what does it have to do with your benefits?

phar·ma·co·ge·net·ics /ˌfärməkōjəˈnediks/ Noun 1. the branch of pharmacology concerned with the effect of genetic factors on reactions to drugs What you need to know about pharmacogenetics Pharmacogenetics: Have you heard this new term being mentioned in different health discussions? It’s one of the latest evolutions in drug tests, and it has now reached the group benefits… View Article
November 28, 2019 3:58 pm Published by

Problems with group benefits you might have forgotten about

We often discuss some of the more common challenges surrounding group benefits. While these problems are important, there are also a few lesser-known issues that are just as crucial to keep in mind. Let’s take a look at four problems with group benefits you might have forgotten about: Keep your contract current and up-to-date If… View Article
October 16, 2019 9:30 am Published by

7 employee benefits that aren’t insurance benefits

These are changing times. With many employers facing challenges finding and hiring employees, it’s interesting to take a look at the creative tools some of our clients have used to find and keep their new hires. Certainly, insurance benefits are one recruiting tool, but there are many employee benefits that aren’t insurance benefits that are… View Article
September 24, 2019 5:16 pm Published by

Thinking of adding a Retirement Plan?

If your plan includes a Retirement Plan, congratulations! You’ve given your company a critical competitive hiring advantage; a Retirement Plan is key tool for recruiting and attracting new employees to your organization. And of course, adding a Retirement Plan is a great way to reward your current employees, and helps improve retention and staff tenure… View Article
May 15, 2019 9:27 am Published by

Is cheating your group insurance plan fraud?

You bet it is, and carriers are — understandably — doing more than ever to educate employees that cheating your group insurance plan is fraud and will not be tolerated. In fact, these more aggressive actions by carriers have resulted in employees being charged, and employers in turn are terminating employees who cheat their group… View Article
April 30, 2019 1:59 pm Published by

As an employer, do your group benefits expose you to legal risk?

Technological innovations have made group plan administration easier than ever. With online enrolment and online claims processing and billings, both you and your employees can interact and manage your benefits plans anytime, anywhere. But with this evolution, there has been a shift in where the burden of responsibility and liability lies. While employers have empowered their… View Article
March 18, 2019 1:19 pm Published by

Virtual Doctor Services: Are You Ready to Offer This Benefit to Your Employees?

We’re living in an era where things change fast! We’ve seen it as technological advances are made in so many areas, from home appliances and automobiles to communications. Medical services are no exception, as we’re currently seeing the emergence of virtual doctor services. The concept is just as you’d surmise, given the name. Where offered,… View Article
January 23, 2019 11:10 pm Published by