Category Archives: Employee Benefits

How to Combine Financial Wellness with Traditional Wellness Benefits

Employers that take a vested interest in the financial wellbeing of their employees are reaping the benefits of a healthier and happier workforce. The key is how to combine financial wellness with traditional wellness benefits. Some traditionalists still think that a pay cheque is compensation enough for employees, but studies have repeatedly shown that a…
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The Top Chronic Diseases in Canadian Workplaces

Business owners need to be aware of the top chronic diseases in Canadian workplaces to better align their group health plans with the reality faced by Canadian workers. According to the 2019 Sanofi Canada Health-Care Survey, 54% of Canadian workers report having at least one chronic disease or condition. With the right treatment options, these…
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Which Benefits are Dominating Canadian Online Job Searches?

Prospective employees almost exclusively look for new job offers online, gone are the days of sheepishly asking the front desk to pass along a resume. Professional recruiting companies match employees based on the perks and benefits they are looking for. It is important to note which benefits are dominating Canadian online job searches to help…
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Top BC Group Benefit Trends in 2019

The year is going fast, before you know it, we will be entering the next decade! Now is a good time to reflect on the top BC group benefit trends in 2019 to help identify areas of improvement for your business. As always, the goal is to differentiate your business from the competition and ensure…
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The Basics of a Health-Care Spending Account

Health-care spending accounts (HSAs) are gradually gaining popularity in Canada. A 2018 survey found that 33% of employers are offering this unique group benefit option to their employees, compared to 31% in 2017. Some employers are unsure of the difference between this account and a traditional group benefits plan. Here are some of the basics…
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Developing a Unique Group Benefits Package for your Diverse Business

Developing a unique group benefits package for your diverse business can seem daunting given the current employment landscape. Unemployment is down and the competition for top employees is just as important as the competition for new business. Attracting and retaining quality employees is a challenge at the best of times. This is why developing a…
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Spring Cleaning Your Group Benefit Plan

Spring officially starts on March 20th this year, but many people already have the urge to purge and clean up their homes and work spaces. When cleaning the office or workspace, don’t forget about your employee benefits plan! Spring cleaning your group benefit plan should not be overlooked this time of year, simple house cleaning…
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Simple Workplace Wellness Tips for Small Businesses in Canada

Workplace wellness has been a hot topic of conversation in the past few years, this trend will only continue as businesses search for new ways to attract employees and maintain wellness in the workplace. There are a variety of group benefit options available to you to maintain a happy and healthy workforce. Health spending accounts…
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Which Employee Benefits are Taxable in Canada?

It is important to understand your tax position (and the position of your employees) when providing benefits to your workforce.  As an employer, you must report premiums paid for certain group benefits. The value of some benefits is considered taxable, so which employee benefits are taxable in Canada and which ones aren't? Some employee benefits…
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