Benefits


What Proposed Universal Pharmacare and Dental Mean For Small Business

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Jun 2018

What Proposed Universal Pharmacare and Dental Mean For Small Business

One of the hot topics of this upcoming provincial election is the inclusion of a Universal Pharmacare and/or Universal Dental Plan plan for all Ontario residents. Many small business owners and employees with private plans may be wondering, “how this will affect me and my business?” Well to put it simply, you may see the cost of already expensive drug and dental costs go down....

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One Way to Make Tax Time Less Taxing for You and Your Employees

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May 2018

One Way to Make Tax Time Less Taxing for You and Your Employees

With the tax deadline a month us now, many of us have either had a happy, sad, or surprising time (or a combination of all three). If you’re a business owner, there’s one benefit you can offer to help employees come tax time. It’s a great way to set your benefit offerings apart from your competitors. A GRSP (or a Group Retirement Savings Plan) helps...

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What Canada’s Proposed National Drug Plan Would Mean for Small Business

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Mar 2018

What Canada’s Proposed National Drug Plan Would Mean for Small Business

You may have heard news of the new 2018 Federal Budget which has implemented some changes for small businesses. The federal government has put heavy emphasis on creating a new plan that will lower some taxes for small businesses as well as encourage more equitable treatment for women, both as employees and business owners. From a small business benefits perspective, we were interested to see...

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Benefits Are the Best Way to Attract New Employees, But What Comes Next?

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Mar 2018

Benefits Are the Best Way to Attract New Employees, But What Comes Next?

We all love those little extras in life. An amazing salary and benefits is great, but these days, it’s not enough to attract the most talented future employees. Compensation is always the top consideration of employees when looking for a new job. A 2011 Sanofi Survey found over half of employees would keep benefits over a $10,000 pay raise. But let’s say you already offer...

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How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

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Feb 2018

How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

Okay, right off the top, just like regular relationships, you can’t force your employees to fall in love with you. That’s a one-way ticket to a painful break up. However, building a strong working relationship isn’t all that different from building a romantic one… with some very obvious exceptions. Here’s some steps you can take to build stronger relationships with your employees so they can...

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5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

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Feb 2018

5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

With the minimum wage increase last month, some businesses were getting a lot of flack for cutting certain benefits from their payroll. Pay increases may end up costing small businesses more money than increasing benefits. However, it’s important not to get to hasty with benefit cuts as negative push back from employees and stakeholders could end up costing you morale and productivity. So before you...

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5 Important Takeaways from the 2017 Sanofi Employee Benefits Survey

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Nov 2017

5 Important Takeaways from the 2017 Sanofi Employee Benefits Survey

For us benefits consultants, the Sanofi Survey is almost like a holy text. The information gathered from this survey comes from all of North America’s largest insurance providers to better understand what both employers and employees think of their benefit plans. When you boil down the data, you get very actionable steps of how to improve your small business benefits plans, which in turn will...

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Why Giving Back is Good for Business

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Nov 2017

Why Giving Back is Good for Business

The first snow of the season is now behind us. So you know what that means. Holiday cheer is in the air! The holidays are a perfect time to give back to the Guelph-Wellington community. Giving back can be a great way to increase morale around a stressful season and add a much needed boost to morale before those Winter Blues set in. If you’ve...

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What Are the 5 Scariest Small Business Benefits to Go Without?

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Oct 2017

What Are the 5 Scariest Small Business Benefits to Go Without?

The scariest time of the year is nearly upon us. So the question is: what do small business insurance consultants like us fear most? Our biggest fear is Small businesses not ensuring their workplace is a great place to work that attracts the best talent! So this Halloween, our treat is letting you know which office perks your business shouldn’t go without. That way, you...

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Finding the Right Group Insurance Plan for Your Small Business

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Sep 2017

Finding the Right Group Insurance Plan for Your Small Business

Simple. A word not many have used to describe group insurance. As consultants, it’s our job to make benefits as easy as possible, so you can worry about running and growing a business. However, it does help to be informed on the basics of plans so you can make the absolutely right decision for your small business. What Makes Group Insurance Different? Group insurance is...

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