Category Archives: Employee Benefits

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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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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The Best Health and Dental Insurance for Self-Employed Individuals in Canada

There are many self-employed individuals in Canada, this covers a wide variety of job types. From the most obvious such as doctors, lawyers and accountants; to freelance writers, mobile repair mechanics and comedians. Individuals who work for themselves are a huge part of the Canadian economy, with close the 3 million self-employed people in 2016…
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Managing your Group Drug Plan Costs

Private drug plans are one of the biggest cost drivers to your group benefits plan. Managing your group drug plan costs 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, the pharmacy…
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