Roadmap to Re-Opening the Office – What Should Your New Normal Look Like?

By Michele Mactaggart

We’ve been saying it for over 18 months – “new normal” – a bit of an oxymoron, but it’s evidently our current reality. Employers are facing new challenges and opportunities, all the while learning that our employees can make a lasting impact within our organizations from their kitchen tables. The work is getting done even if we’re not all together. However, as we move […]

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Supporting Employees’ Financial Wellbeing is Key to Productivity and Innovation

By Michele Mactaggart

Whether we are feeling anxiety about paying the rent, having savings to cover emergencies, or worrying about retirement, financial stress is a major contributor to our overall wellbeing. If money worries keep employees up at night, how productive are they during the day? According to a study conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association, almost half […]

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Long COVID may affect Long Term Disability claims

By Michele Mactaggart

Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance is increasingly becoming an important component of an employer’s compensation package. Not only does it help recruit and keep the best possible talent, disability insurance also gives employees – and their employers – the peace of mind that if they are unable to work for an extended period, the insurance […]

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Employee Assistance Programs are More Essential than Ever

By Michele Mactaggart

Springtime triggers extended health benefit plan renewals for many of our clients. It is always a busy but favourite time of year for us at Bensol – an opportunity to meet with our customers to catch up and explore how their benefit needs may have changed as we look to the year ahead. Sadly, this […]

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Know the Value of Employee Benefits Plans

By Michele Mactaggart

You’re considering investing significant time and money into setting up an employee benefits plan. It may be money earmarked for something else, but you want to show your support for staff and their families without increasing hourly wages or salaries. According to Tom Milne, a Benefits Canada expert, “Employee benefits plans are often one of […]

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The Blue Elephant In The Room

By Victoria Miron Vranić

How are you really feeling? It’s okay not to be okay. Take care of your own mental health. We’re asked this question or hear these statements nearly every day. It seems engrained in us to check in on others to see how they’re doing and to remain invested in societal mental health. Yet recently, an […]

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Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey

By Victoria Miron Vranić

The future of health benefit plans Sanofi Canada established its premiere survey of private health benefit plans in this country almost 25 years ago. The information compiled in its annual online survey helps companies build benefit plans for employees and employers to protect the health of their workforces and improve productivity. We thought sharing some […]

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Support Pawsitive Pet Effects for Employees

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Welcome to February, a month of love and companionship. The stay-at-home order seems to be working, meaning we were all looking out for each other by keeping our distance. Things are looking up as we reopen businesses and wait for our vaccinations. The new year didn’t start off as hoped and that may have led […]

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HCSA: Benefit Flexibility = Happy Employees

By Victoria Miron Vranić

You try to do what’s best for everyone, but no one’s happy. You see it in their faces – the Boomers, Xs, and the dreaded Ys. There’s no formula that works and with the growing percentage of millennials in the workforce, maybe the right choice is keeping Ys happy. Is that even possible? Does this […]

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Make it Mean a Little More

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Get Personal This Yearend Have you noticed all of the holiday decorations around your neighbourhood? What about the festive backgrounds on virtual meetings? People are looking for some joy and are trying to make the best of the ongoing situation. But don’t be a downer this yearend. Plan a little something for your hardworking employees […]

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