Category Archives: Group Benefits Blog

How can Your Business be Competitive in BC’s Job Market?

How can your business be competitive in BC’s job market? It is probably a question you have asked yourself while reading about the newest tech start up that features a plethora of incentives to entice young Millennials. You have likely heard about the nap rooms, fully stocked bars, basketball courts, endless vacations, etc. But realistically,…
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Travel Insurance for Canadians

As we are entering the busiest travel season of the year, now is a good time to discuss the benefits of travel insurance for Canadians. Whether you are a snow-bird heading down to Arizona or Florida until spring, or just plan on visiting friends and family over the holidays, travel insurance is a simple and…
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BC Group Benefit Plans Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of BC group benefit plans frequently asked questions that we come across all the time. Here is a quick reference for you if you have questions about group benefits or employee health insurance in general. How are costs shared between the employer and employees? You as the employer decide how the…
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Managing Employee Absences with an EFAP

Managing employee absences with an EFAP (Employee & Family Assistance Program) can reduce the cost associated with unplanned absences. People miss work for a variety of reasons, whatever the cause of the absence, it is a major cost to employers across Canada. According to several studies, the cost of unscheduled absences is around $3600 per…
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Family Life & Critical Illness Insurance in Abbotsford

Family life & critical illness insurance in Abbotsford is an important consideration for families within the area. A properly structured insurance program will ensure your family’s protection in the event your ability to earn a wage is compromised. However, when it comes to buying life and critical illness insurance, there are a variety of options…
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Factors that Increase the Cost of a BC Employee Benefits Plan

It’s important to identify the unknown factors that increase the cost of a BC employee benefits plan, so you can properly educate your employees on how to effectively use the plan. Excessive claims can result in an increase in your premium when it comes time to renew your plan. We wanted to identify a few…
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How Far does Your Dollar Go Inside a Standard Employee Benefit Plan?

Many business owner that are facing an increase in premiums might consider shopping their plan to a new provider. It is easy to fall for an enticing offer of a lower premium from another provider, which is not necessarily a bad thing. But how far does your dollar go inside a standard employee benefit plan?…
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Preparing your Business for the Legalization of Marijuana in BC

Recreational marijuana is set to become legal across Canada next summer, leaving employers a limited time to prepare for the coming changes. Preparing your business for the legalization of marijuana in BC is important with the Cannabis Act expected to take effect. Officially this Act is supposed to come into force on July 1st, 2018,…
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