Blog Benefits

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Benefits

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Benefits

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Nomad: Online Benefits Administration Made Easy with Benefits by Design

May 19 | 2020 Benefits

Effective benefits administration keeps an employee benefits plan running smoothly, from updating essential employee information to adding and removing employees from the plan! Fortunately for Advisors and clients with Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., we’ve made online group benefits administration easy with Nomad, our online benefits administration tool. What is...

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Standalone® Spending Accounts

May 12 | 2020 Benefits

As the stigma surrounding mental health continues to disappear, it’s becoming more important for employers to have a program in place to help employees deal with life’s ups and downs. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides access to accredited professional support, resources, and assistance for about the price of a...

Read More

6 Ways An Employee Assistance Program Makes Businesses Better

May 05 | 2020 Benefits

So, you’re looking to make your business better? The studies are clear – investing in your employees is an investment that pays off! One of the most impactful things an employer can do is to support employees’ mental wellbeing. An Employee Assistance Program Makes Business Better An Employee Assistance Program...

Read More

Ask the Advisor: What is Travel Insurance and What Do I Need to Know Before Travelling?

Apr 28 | 2020 Benefits

Welcome to “Ask the Advisor”, where we, with the help of one knowledgeable group insurance Advisor, answer the most burning insurance questions submitted by our very own plan sponsors and plan members. For the months of March and April, many of the questions submitted by plan sponsors focused on Travel...

Read More

Support for Businesses During COVID-19

Apr 14 | 2020 Benefits

How a BAP Helps Business Owners During COVID-19 We’ve already highlighted the services available through a BAP, but what specific circumstances and questions might it be best equipped to answer? We’re going to focus on some of the most common questions and problems we’ve heard about from our small- and...

Read More

8 Ways for Employees to Look After Their Mental Health During a Global Pandemic

Apr 07 | 2020 Benefits

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCA) has released a comprehensive guide called “Mental Health First Aid: COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide”. It’s full of suggestions on improvements to daily and weekly routines that may have changed as a result of COVID-19. The guide can help you craft a self-care...

Read More

Virtual Healthcare: Telehealth Services and Resources to Use During COVID-19

Mar 31 | 2020 Benefits

Some things to keep in mind: Not all of these services may be covered under your employee benefits plan. Be sure to check your coverage ahead of time. Your regular maximums, co-payments, and/or deductibles may apply to these services. To confirm whether your plan covers the above services, refer to...

Read More

Weathering the Storm: Adjusting Your Employee Benefits Plan During a Crisis

Mar 24 | 2020 Benefits

In recent weeks, Canada and the rest of the world have been forced to adapt in new ways to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Businesses and stores are closing temporarily, consumers are encouraged to stay at home and practice social and physical distancing, and many Canadians have transitioned to working from...

Read More

Definition of Group Insurance and Everything In Between: The Group Insurance Dictionary

Mar 10 | 2020 Benefits

At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., we take particular care to make our communication and language clear, concise, and above all, understandable. Employee benefits and insurance can be a complicated idea and there many words and terminologies that frequently come up that are like a second language to us but...

Read More