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Want Happier Employees? Help Them Invest Their Money

Posted by Craig Miller on Feb 26, 2019 11:59:57 AM

Investing is complicated.

It can also be a little scary when we consider factors such as volatility in the stock markets, or the nuances of global currency and trade markets.

So most people need help and guidance when it comes to investing money. Your employees are no exception.

Today, I want to discuss why financial education in the workplace is so important, plus give you tips on how to help employees invest their money.

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Top Men's Health Issue: Prostate Cancer and How to Prevent It

Posted by Craig Miller on Nov 14, 2018 4:54:19 PM

Now that "Movember" is here, we want to shine a light on men's health.

Did you know, men are less likely to seek medical care than women? They put off annual exams and see a doc only for emergencies.

Meanwhile, 72% of men have two or more unhealthy habits, such as smoking, poor diet, excessive drinking, lack of sleep, and sedentary lifestyle (source).

The result? Chronic illness and premature death.

At work, men with health issues show decreased productivity and may end up going on long-term disability. No one wins if health is taken for granted.

Today we want to talk about why it pays to boost your male employees' health quotient.

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How Staring at Screens All Day is Affecting Your Employees

Posted by Craig Miller on Aug 23, 2018 9:51:44 AM

What counts as too much screen time? In our plugged-in society, most of us spend more than 5 hours a day looking at a screen. For those in office jobs, that number is closer to 9 hours.

While technology is essential for most workplaces, it’s also important to provide staff with opportunities to disconnect. In this blog, we’ll discuss the risks of too much screen time, how it can negatively affect job performance and employee health, and, most importantly, what employers can do about it.

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When Does it Make Sense to Take Your Benefit Plan to Market?

Posted by Craig Miller on Jun 7, 2018 10:59:35 AM

We like it when an employer and their employees are happy with their selected benefit provider, but satisfaction is usually the outcome of many factors. Rates need to be priced fairly, claims should be paid properly and in a timely fashion, administration should be easy and run smoothly, mistakes (those rare times that they happen) need to be fixed quickly and problems should be resolved without hassle.

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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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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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Help Your Team Maximize Employee Retirement Benefits

Posted by Craig Miller on Jan 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Financial stress is universal. It affects college grads struggling to pay for rent, as well as those approaching retirement with scanty savings.

In fact, 56% of employees in all age brackets are stressed about their personal finances, while 67% of millennials are less focused and productive at work because they're worried about money.

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Part 2: Helping Employees Address Gaps in Health Services

Posted by Craig Miller on Nov 23, 2017 11:06:45 AM

In part one of this blog series, we identified common gaps in current healthcare services. These gaps can be addressed using a combination of employer, association, or individual plans working together with basic provincial or territorial medical plans.

For many Canadians, this coverage will be enough throughout the course of their lives.

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4 Simple Ways to Encourage Employees to Take Vacation

Posted by Craig Miller on Oct 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Smart employers know that employee vacation time is a key component of employee wellness. When employees get some time away from work, they return rested and ready to tackle their job with renewed energy and creativity.

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