What Are the Costs of Chronic Disease in the Workplace?

Posted by Preet Pall on May 10, 2018 11:26:31 AM

Chronic disease is on the rise all over the world, creating major challenges for both employees and employers. Today, these illnesses cause two thirds of Canada’s health care costs, and 59% of employees with benefits coverage are living with at least one chronic condition.

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Topics: Wellness

How to Give Employees the Vision Coverage They Want

Posted by Craig Miller on May 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that eyeglasses can cost more than $600 a pair? Because of this, people often struggle when buying contacts or glasses.

As an employer, it’s essential to understand the value and importance of vision insurance. While most employees are satisfied with their overall benefits plan, many aren’t as happy when it comes to eye care.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Are You Ready for Your Benefits Plan Renewal?

Posted by Preet Pall on Apr 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you have a benefits plan, you have most likely gone through a renewal in the past. Now that the next one is just around the corner, you have the chance to work with your advisor to decide on a plan that will benefit both your employees and you organization. For human resource professionals, this is an excellent opportunity to further the positive impact of employee wellness.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Strengthen Your Team with These Top Health Insurance Apps

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Apr 19, 2018 10:24:22 AM

Asana, Skype, Hootsuite, Slack: workplaces are becoming increasingly digital, with new apps emerging on an almost daily basis. But these technologies can do more than improve project management and office communication. The right health insurance apps can also help your employees connect more strongly to your organization, to their benefits plan, and to each other.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Importance of Dental Health and Why Employers Should Care

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Apr 12, 2018 10:16:22 AM

It may come as a surprise, but dental health can have huge consequences for individuals and businesses alike.

Did you know that about 4.15 million working days are lost every year because of dental visits or dental sick-days? Although dental health is extremely important for quality of life, it isn’t covered under Canada’s universal health care.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

7 Office Health and Safety Tips to Improve Workplace Wellness

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Apr 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM

How healthy is your workplace? An office environment might seem altogether safe and comfortable. But potential hazards can still be lurking. Not only might they threaten your employees’ well-being, but if employees are unhealthy, they are also unproductive.

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Topics: Wellness

How to Build a First-Rate Executive Compensation Plan

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Mar 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In today’s tight labour market, finding and keeping employees is a challenge, but the demands of attracting and retaining executives for C-Suite positions is even greater.

And let’s face it, the key to your company’s prosperity largely lies with the quality of the senior leadership. So, what elements should be considered and included in a successful executive compensation plan?

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Topics: Employee Benefits

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dependent Contractors

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Mar 22, 2018 10:31:38 AM

Do you hire and work with contractors?

Not every employer realizes that in addition to “independent contractors” and “employees”, there now exists a third worker category called “dependent contractors.” If you don’t recognize or understand this third category, you may be putting your business at risk legally and financially.

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Topics: Insider

Key Person Insurance: How to Prepare for the Unexpected

Posted by Craig Miller on Mar 15, 2018 10:57:30 AM

Every company has at least one "key person" essential to its success—and perhaps its very livelihood. If you own a business, you are likely that key person.

What would happen if you, your business partner, or your wunderkind were to fall ill or otherwise be unable to work? Would your business collapse?

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Topics: Business Continuation

The Best Workplace Benefits to Make Employees Feel Valued

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Mar 8, 2018 10:14:06 AM

Do your employees know how much you value them?

If you want to retain an engaged, hardworking team, learning how to make employees feel valued is an absolute must. Not only do staff who feel appreciated work harder and take more ownership of their work, they are also more loyal and tend to stay with their company for longer.

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Topics: Wellness