Wellness


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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employee wellness concept

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Dec 2018

Tips for Supporting Employee Health and Wellness

 ‘Employee wellness’ has become a major buzzword in the industry and for good reason. Healthy and happy employees are more productive, take fewer sick days and are more motivated, which directly affects a company’s bottom line. Here are a few tips for supporting employee health and wellness in your business: Set Individual Goals A wellness plan shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all plan. Hire a wellness consultant...

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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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Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

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May 2018

Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

Healthy living isn’t always easy living, but it’s worth it. Though, healthy living doesn’t need to be as challenging as some make it out to be. Sometimes all that’s needed is a simple reframe to make health challenges all the more possible. If you have an office looking to shake of the winter dust and spring into a healthier Summer, the #mayhealth challenge in Guelph...

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Four Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier and More Productive

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Apr 2018

Four Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier and More Productive

Those Spring colours and warm weather are sure to bring a boost of positivity and focus to the workplace. But how can we step it up a notch? It’s important not to get too focused on productivity or grinding out your days for maximum output.  But those who create happy states of mind for themselves are also more likely to have a happier, and therefore,...

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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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How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

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Jan 2018

How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 4-6% of Canadians in their lifetime, but another 15% experience a milder form of SAD. SAD is a type of depression which is related to the changes in seasons. Mayo Clinic says some of the “signs and symptoms may include: Having low energy, having problems with sleeping, having difficulty concentrating, feeling sluggish or agitated, feeling depressed most of the day...

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How to Make Your Workplace Resolution-Friendly

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Jan 2018

How to Make Your Workplace Resolution-Friendly

At this point, you’ve probably spoken to your co-workers about their 2018 goals or resolutions. By now, you have may also found someone going back on their resolution. Here’s a question: did you laugh with them, give them a hard time, or ignore it? Here at Bensol, we will be away at an offsite planning session January 18/19th to set our business goals for the year...

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Everything to Know About OHIP+ Coming in January

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Dec 2017

Everything to Know About OHIP+ Coming in January

Perhaps you’ve heard by now, that the Ontario Government is changing coverage for people under age 25. Starting January 1, 2018, people under the age of 25 will have coverage to over 4,400 drugs from OHIP. It’s called OHIP+ and it means that come January 1st, OHIP+ provides free coverage for the most common prescription drugs. However, many people are wondering what this means in...

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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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