Category Archives: Group Benefits Blog

Engage Your Employees when Making Benefit Plan Changes

It is important to engage your employees when making benefit plan changes to avoid turnover and show that you value their input. Giving employees a chance to share their views is important when making any benefit plan changes; whether you’re introducing new benefits, scaling back benefits or changing the design of your plan. Employees today…
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What are Flexible Benefits? Are they Beneficial?

In a world where everything is customizable, it’s not a shock that group benefits are becoming more flexible as well. In the world of group benefits, flexible benefits (or flex benefits) are considered to be the hot new product, whereas traditional benefits plans can seem boring and cumbersome. There are advantages and disadvantages to for…
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Employee Benefits Commonly Overlooked

Employee benefits are designed to keep employees happy, healthy and productive for the business. Most benefit plans contain your standard extended health and dental coverage, but there are many employee benefits commonly overlooked when developing an employee retention strategy. Here we will discuss some of the major overlooked benefits and how they can have a…
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Many BC Businesses are Not Ready for Legal Marijuana

Legalized cannabis is fast-approaching in Canada, yet many BC businesses are not ready for legal marijuana. People have varying opinions on the subject, but despite your own personal views, Canadians voted for a government that put the legalization of marijuana as a major part of its platform. The goal is to regulate a massive and…
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Common Employee Benefit Plan Myths

With over 100 years of combined experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry, there are a number of common employee benefit plan myths that we see interacting with small business owners. When choosing an employee benefits plan, or upgrading an existing on, be sure you can separate fabrication from the truth! Here are just…
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Leveraging Technology to Streamline Group Benefit Plan Administration

DENT is proud to work with benefits providers that are leveraging technology to streamline group benefit plan administration, and improve the experience of the plan members. After all, if either the administrator or user finds the group benefits program arduous, the business will only suffer in the long-term. Technology is constantly evolving and shifting, staying…
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What you need to know about Group Travel Insurance in Saskatchewan

Group travel insurance in Saskatchewan is an important component of your overall group benefits package. Employees are your most important asset, and ensuring they are protected while travelling is sound asset management. Group travel insurance in Saskatchewan is also much more cost-effective for employees and is a good selling feature in a compensation package. We…
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Saskatchewan has Reversed the Provincial Sales Tax on Insurance Premiums

In 2017, Saskatchewan business owners were dismayed to learn the provincial government was going to levy the provincial sales tax (PST) on insurance premiums. Which meant employers would see their insurance premiums rise by six per cent under the new tax. This new tax was announced in the 2017/2018 budget and took place on August…
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