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Employee Well-Being Considerations for a Post-Pandemic Return to Work

As federal and provincial governments begin implementing their plans for slowly opening the economy, employers are faced with several unique challenges to ensure their business remains a safe place to work. There are a number of employee well-being considerations for a post-pandemic return to work, for the purposes of this article we are going to…
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Updated COVID-19 Aid Package for Small Businesses in BC

In late March we wrote an article about How the COVID-19 Aid Package will Benefit Small Businesses in Canada. Since then the virus situation has continued to evolve and so has the government’s response. With the announcement of “Phase 2” in BC, allowing some businesses to open and restrictions being slowly lifted, we wanted to…
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Questions Canadian Employers are Asking about COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic is now in its fifth full month of affecting the global population, in Canada it has been more than 30 days since the border was closed to non-essential travel and strict social distancing guidelines are now being enforced. In this new normal, there are many questions Canadian employers are asking about COVID-19,…
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Relieving the Financial Burdens of Group Benefit Costs During COVID-19

The Canadian economy is built on small and mid-size businesses, they are the backbone of our financial success (or failure) and it is important that business owner receive support during the current pandemic. Relieving the financial burdens of group benefit costs during COVID-19 is one of several methods of maintaining cash flow and saving money…
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How the Covid-19 Aid Package Will Benefit Small Businesses in Canada

The government of Canada has announced an $82 billion dollar aid package to help Canadian citizens and businesses that are affected by the Covid-19 virus. Everyone is aware of the new restrictions on travel and bans on gatherings over 50 people. With uncertainty in the air and many people concerned about their companies, here is…
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice for Canadian Employers

By now everyone has heard about the new virus that has infected thousands, killed a small percentage and shut down economies all over the world. To do our part in combating this deadly virus, DENT is providing Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice for Canadian employers to help navigate this pandemic. It should be noted that the advice…
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Medical Cannabis in the Workplace – A Focus on Group Benefits

Medicinal marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, recreational use of this drug was legalized on October 17th, 2018. There has been more than a full year of legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana use in Canada and the country has yet to burn to the ground. Now is a good time to look at…
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Over Half of Canadian Employers Will Invest in Digital Health Solutions

Digital health solutions (telemedicine, virtual health care) are the future of group benefits in Canada. Just over half of Canadian employers will invest in digital health solutions in the next five years, according to a survey done by Mercer Marsh Benefits. In any industry, there are long-term trends and short-term fads. Think of the “pet…
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Managing your Group Drug Plan Costs in Canada

Private drug plans are one of the biggest cost drivers to your group benefits plan. Managing your group drug plan costs in Canada is key to keeping your overall employee benefits package cost-effective. There are two main costs to consider: Base Drug costs – total drug claims paid that include the pharmaceutical company’s list price,…
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