Tag: Benefits


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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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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Top Myths Keeping People from Buying Much-Needed Life Insurance

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Sep 2017

Top Myths Keeping People from Buying Much-Needed Life Insurance

Life! It can be pretty great, wouldn’t you say? And for exactly that reason, many people don’t like talking about life insurance. For some, it can seem a little morbid to discuss what happens to you or your money after you die.  And if you’ve seen Groundhog Day, your opinion of life insurance salespeople may be a little tainted.   However, life insurance brings assurance...

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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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Why Your Business Could Use Investment in Diversity and Inclusion

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Aug 2017

Why Your Business Could Use Investment in Diversity and Inclusion

For a lot of businesses, the topic of diversity and inclusion have been on the brain. It’s no wonder. A diverse workplace has all kinds of benefits including increased collaboration a teamwork and an increased pool of skills knowledge and ideas. The Millennial generation is the most diverse generation to date, they expect a diverse and inclusive workplace. So if you’re looking to attract the...

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Does Your Workplace Focus Enough on Mental Health?

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Jul 2017

Does Your Workplace Focus Enough on Mental Health?

Mental Health isn’t a buzzword. It’s well being! People can become so “comfortable” in a stressful work environment, they don’t realize there are alternatives. Work and stress don’t need to be synonymous with each other. In fact, if your employees are stressed by their work, you have a big problem on your hands. Why This is a Problem? People who are stressed are not well....

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Changes You Need To Make To Your Employees Benefits Plan

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Jun 2017

Changes You Need To Make To Your Employees Benefits Plan

What do you think, when you see 70% on a report? For most, it’s just okay. It’s a B-, average number that doesn’t indicate any sort of excellence or overachieving. Well according to the latest Sanofi Canada study, which is Canada’s longest-running survey on health benefit plans, 70% is also the average percentage of people with benefit plans satisfied with their job. This is an...

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