Plan administration is an important job! An eligible employee who is not insured correctly or who has not been offered benefits can not only have a negative impact on the employee’s well-being but it can also pose liability issues for you and the business. What types of plan administration tasks
October 18, 2021
September 2, 2021
How the EI Premium Reduction Program Benefits Employers and Employees With Group Short-Term Disability Insurance
What is the EI Premium Reduction Program? The Employment Insurance (EI) Premium Reduction Program is a government incentive that allows employers to pay EI premiums at a reduced rate if their employees are covered by group Short-Term Disability insurance.
August 20, 2021
Your benefits advisor is undoubtedly an essential hire. Not only does he or she help impact your company’s bottom line but your advisor also plays a critical role in helping you look after your valued employees and their families. But how can you be confident you’ve made a good hire?
July 6, 2021
One of the most uncomfortable things that you can – and must – think about is what your family will do if you pass from a terminal illness or the unexpected happens and you don’t make it home tonight.
June 15, 2021
Do You Know Just How Much an Employee Benefits Plan Can Do to Take Care of Employees and Their Families?
When employees think about their benefits plan, the benefits that most often come to mind are for prescription drugs, massages, and maybe a dental check-up every year. However, I’m confident that if you were to ask any Benefits Advisor or Consultant, he or she would swiftly tell you that benefit
April 21, 2021
It seems like just yesterday that we first started hearing about the COVID 19-virus, and now it’s been almost a year of uncertainty with only a blurry horizon in the future. What that horizon will look like, or when we will reach it, is still unknown but the hope is
April 5, 2021
Here’s Why the Strength – or Weakness – of Your Workplace Wellness Culture Impacts Your Company’s Bottom Line
The 2020 edition of the Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey – arguably the most reputable and referenced healthcare survey in the country – makes clear that a positive workplace wellness culture is key to a business’s success. But why? Simply put, a strong wellness culture plays an important role in employee
March 11, 2021
In 1991 I joined a coaching program called The Strategic Coach which was run by Dan Sullivan out of Toronto. The program has since gone international and has thousands of participants involved globally. Put very simply, it is intended for individuals who are interested in growing both personally and professionally.
March 4, 2021
The Future is Flexible: Flex Benefits for Employee Wellness A proper employee benefits program is a quintessential tool in helping to ensure employee health and well-being. As long as your employees utilize the program, it can help keep them healthy, happy, and focused at work.
February 8, 2021
If you’re like many Canadians – four out of ten of them, to be exact – you feel stressed when you think about money. And while some stress is not necessarily problematic, chronic stress can lead to:
January 29, 2021
What Mental Health Is and Why It Can’t Be Ignored Most of us have heard – probably more than a few times – that if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. There’s no denying the truth of that but increasingly, and all the more during the COVID-19
March 2, 2020
No one wants to be told they have a terminal or critical illness. If you suffer from a heart attack, stroke, or cancer you could lead a normal life again. However, you need to plan for the financial cost of surviving a life-altering illness.
February 3, 2020
The transition from being child-free to becoming a new parent is one of the best times to evaluate how you want your baby to be raised in the future. While preparing for baby, expectant parents should think about all possible outcomes relating to their future beyond which colour to paint
January 31, 2020
As a Canadian farmer, you’ve lived through your fair share of unpredictability. Whether it was the farm crisis or one too many years of lackluster harvests, you took your farm through the worst combinations Mother Nature and the markets could throw at you, beating the odds to build something your