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The Link Between Medical Marijuana and Your Group Benefits Plan

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Sep 2018

The Link Between Medical Marijuana and Your Group Benefits Plan

Medical marijuana has proven, over the years, to be highly effective and beneficial in lowering pain and symptoms in people with specific medical conditions. Now that medical marijuana has been legalized in Canada, more and more people are starting to use it under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner. Here is how medical marijuana can be incorporated into your group benefits plan coverage: The laws...

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How Finances May Be Affecting Your Employee’s Health and Productivity

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Sep 2018

How Finances May Be Affecting Your Employee’s Health and Productivity

Recent studies have shown that over 75 percent of people are affected by their stress levels linked to their financial state. This problem affects not only employees but also businesses in more than one way. If a person is stressed about their financial obligations and making ends meet, then they can’t focus on their jobs and will find it difficult to add value to your...

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How to Communicate Changes to Your Employee Benefit Plan

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Aug 2018

How to Communicate Changes to Your Employee Benefit Plan

Many employees are motivated by the benefits offered by their employer. And, therefore, tend to work harder in return. But what if a few changes need to be made? This is how to communicate the changes without contributing to a negative environment in the workplace: Often, the rumour of changes in an employee benefit plan can create negativity. This may cause panic and a disrupted...

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Aug 2018

Your Guide to A Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

The Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian small businesses for years. It covers businesses no matter how small they are. Here is your simplified guide to the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Many small business owners struggle to find a suitable insurance plan, which fits their needs and is tailored specifically for small businesses. Choosing the Chambers Plan will protect...

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Our Top Takeaways for Small Business from the 2018 Sanofi Canada Survey

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Jun 2018

Our Top Takeaways for Small Business from the 2018 Sanofi Canada Survey

Once per year, us benefit consultants are excited to receive the news from the Sanofi Canada Benefits Survey! We love it because it gives us the crucial information we need to make better informed decisions for our clients. Now understandably, a small business owner like you might not have the time to go through the 36-page report, so instead, we’ve distilled some of the critical...

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What Proposed Universal Pharmacare and Dental Mean For Small Business

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Jun 2018

What Proposed Universal Pharmacare and Dental Mean For Small Business

One of the hot topics of this upcoming provincial election is the inclusion of a Universal Pharmacare and/or Universal Dental Plan plan for all Ontario residents. Many small business owners and employees with private plans may be wondering, “how this will affect me and my business?” Well to put it simply, you may see the cost of already expensive drug and dental costs go down....

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One Way to Make Tax Time Less Taxing for You and Your Employees

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May 2018

One Way to Make Tax Time Less Taxing for You and Your Employees

With the tax deadline a month us now, many of us have either had a happy, sad, or surprising time (or a combination of all three). If you’re a business owner, there’s one benefit you can offer to help employees come tax time. It’s a great way to set your benefit offerings apart from your competitors. A GRSP (or a Group Retirement Savings Plan) helps...

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Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

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May 2018

Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

Healthy living isn’t always easy living, but it’s worth it. Though, healthy living doesn’t need to be as challenging as some make it out to be. Sometimes all that’s needed is a simple reframe to make health challenges all the more possible. If you have an office looking to shake of the winter dust and spring into a healthier Summer, the #mayhealth challenge in Guelph...

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Four Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier and More Productive

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Apr 2018

Four Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier and More Productive

Those Spring colours and warm weather are sure to bring a boost of positivity and focus to the workplace. But how can we step it up a notch? It’s important not to get too focused on productivity or grinding out your days for maximum output.  But those who create happy states of mind for themselves are also more likely to have a happier, and therefore,...

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What Canada’s Proposed National Drug Plan Would Mean for Small Business

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Mar 2018

What Canada’s Proposed National Drug Plan Would Mean for Small Business

You may have heard news of the new 2018 Federal Budget which has implemented some changes for small businesses. The federal government has put heavy emphasis on creating a new plan that will lower some taxes for small businesses as well as encourage more equitable treatment for women, both as employees and business owners. From a small business benefits perspective, we were interested to see...

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