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The Difference Between Health, Wellness and Flexible Spending Accounts

In this article we are going to focus on three types of spending accounts, specifically the difference between health, wellness and flexible spending accounts. Most people understand what a spending account is, employers use spending accounts to set aside a fixed dollar amount that employees can use on a set of approved expenses. Spending accounting…
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Retirement Benefits Can Increase Staff Productivity in Your Business

In response to the looming retirement income crisis, Maru Group Ltd completed a survey of business owners on behalf of the Ontario Pension Plan. The results show how retirement benefits can increase staff productivity and improve the business owner’s bottom line. The direct correlation between an employee benefit and an employer’s success clearly shows how…
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How Digital Healthcare Solutions take a Holistic approach to Employee Care

Digital healthcare solutions have been available in Canada for years. Using online resources to access primary care is not a new concept, however, the industry and solutions available have exploded due to the recent pandemic. The rapid evolution of digital healthcare solutions has created a more holistic approach to employee care, treating the mind and…
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Flex and Modular-Flex Group Benefit Plans

Approximately 77% of employees are enrolled in a traditional group benefit plan. These offer a set amount of coverage of various services for all employees, with no flexibility on the type or amount of coverage. Flex and modular-flex group benefit plans are another option to consider, according to recent surveys, 64% of employees said they…
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We are Growing – New Position Available

Life is short. Work somewhere awesome! Dent Benefit Consulting is a rapidly growing full-service Group Benefits Consulting Firm operating within BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Innovative and customer-focused, we’re not your traditional Brokerage or Consulting firm. We are currently recruiting for the role of Group Benefits Customer Service Lead to join our Support team in Langley, BC.  This role involves…
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Differences between a Health Spending Account and Traditional Health Insurance

You may have heard about the benefits of a Health Spending Account (HSA) but struggle to identify the differences between an HSA and traditional health insurance plan. For small business owners across Canada, a Health Spending Account is a viable alternative to traditional health insurance, or a great addition to the coverage provided by a…
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Using Benefits, Flexibility, and Perks to Attract Top Talent in Canada

Many Canadian businesses had to pause their hiring plans at the start of the pandemic, the uncertainty of future revenue made it difficult to bring on new employees. Now that we are in year two of the pandemic, businesses are slowly getting back to normal. However, business owners are confronting another crisis, a much more…
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How to Attract Gen Z Employees with a Group Benefit Package

Generation Z, also known as “Zoomers,” is beginning to enter the workforce and companies must start to develop strategies to attract top talent from the newest generation. Similar to Millennials, Gen Z candidates also value on benefits and wellness programs, sometimes it can be more important than salary. Here is how to attract Gen Z…
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How Will Working Remotely Impact Group Benefit Plans?

Since COVID-19 created a huge shift to remote working, office workers are increasingly looking to make the move to remote working a permanent one. After all, if all you require is a phone, a computer, and a decent internet connection, theoretically you could work from anywhere in the developed world. One important question plan sponsors…
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