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Dec 2019

Crisis Averted – Insurance That Can Save Your Business

It’s nearing the end of December, and many small business owners are preparing for year end, and the year ahead. They will take stock of which strategies succeeded or failed and adjust accordingly to grow their companies and increase productivity. Although no one can anticipate what will happen in the next fiscal period, smart business owners prepare contingencies to ensure the viability of their companies...

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There’s An App For That: How Technology Could Be Failing Your HR Strategy

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Nov 2019

There’s An App For That: How Technology Could Be Failing Your HR Strategy

Depending on the size of your business, you may rely on data from your HR department to let you know how you’re doing in terms of employee costs, and those dreaded losses from absenteeism. In the smallest of businesses, employers are tracking HR analytics—even if it’s as simple as a conversation at the water cooler. “Where’s Pat?” “Out sick, again. Second time this week.” You...

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The Future of Employee Health is Virtual – Don’t Miss the Connection

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Oct 2019

The Future of Employee Health is Virtual – Don’t Miss the Connection

In the ongoing exploration of employee productivity and retention, we continue to investigate the connection that wellness and benefits play in providing the greatest ROI to employers. In the face of compelling statistics, many companies are learning that the choice of providing robust benefit packages really isn’t much of a choice at all. In 2016, the Sunlife Canada Health Index showed that 84 per cent...

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5 Reasons to Choose a Chamber Of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

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Oct 2018

5 Reasons to Choose a Chamber Of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

The Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been insuring many small Canadian businesses for many years and has covered businesses with as little as one employee. These are the five reasons to choose this insurance plan: Size Does Not Matter One of the biggest benefits of choosing a Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan in Canada is that your business does not have to...

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What Health Insurance Benefits Do Your Employees Actually Want?

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Oct 2018

What Health Insurance Benefits Do Your Employees Actually Want?

It is never easy to know exactly what insurance benefits your employees want and whether they are happy with their current benefits or not. Not listening to your employees can be risky, as they might be inclined to accept a job offer from one of your competitors who offers better benefits. In our latest blog post, we discuss what you can do to prevent that...

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The Link Between Medical Marijuana and Your Group Benefits Plan

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Sep 2018

The Link Between Medical Marijuana and Your Group Benefits Plan

Medical marijuana has proven, over the years, to be highly effective and beneficial in lowering pain and symptoms in people with specific medical conditions. Now that medical marijuana has been legalized in Canada, more and more people are starting to use it under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner. Here is how medical marijuana can be incorporated into your group benefits plan coverage: The laws...

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How Finances May Be Affecting Your Employee’s Health and Productivity

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Sep 2018

How Finances May Be Affecting Your Employee’s Health and Productivity

Recent studies have shown that over 75 percent of people are affected by their stress levels linked to their financial state. This problem affects not only employees but also businesses in more than one way. If a person is stressed about their financial obligations and making ends meet, then they can’t focus on their jobs and will find it difficult to add value to your...

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How to Communicate Changes to Your Employee Benefit Plan

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Aug 2018

How to Communicate Changes to Your Employee Benefit Plan

Many employees are motivated by the benefits offered by their employer. And, therefore, tend to work harder in return. But what if a few changes need to be made? This is how to communicate the changes without contributing to a negative environment in the workplace: Often, the rumour of changes in an employee benefit plan can create negativity. This may cause panic and a disrupted...

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Aug 2018

Your Guide to A Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

The Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian small businesses for years. It covers businesses no matter how small they are. Here is your simplified guide to the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Many small business owners struggle to find a suitable insurance plan, which fits their needs and is tailored specifically for small businesses. Choosing the Chambers Plan will protect...

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Our Top Takeaways for Small Business from the 2018 Sanofi Canada Survey

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Jun 2018

Our Top Takeaways for Small Business from the 2018 Sanofi Canada Survey

Once per year, us benefit consultants are excited to receive the news from the Sanofi Canada Benefits Survey! We love it because it gives us the crucial information we need to make better informed decisions for our clients. Now understandably, a small business owner like you might not have the time to go through the 36-page report, so instead, we’ve distilled some of the critical...

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