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Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

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Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

6 Insurance Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2019

Dec 06 | 2018 Benefits

There’s no denying that the group insurance industry is facing some significant change over the next few years. As we look towards the future and consider current topics of conversation like compensation disclosure, national pharmacare and the emergence of new technologies, we wonder – what will things look like in...

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Managing Medical & Recreational Cannabis in Your Workplace

Nov 15 | 2018 Benefits

It’s been a month since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, and the country hasn’t gone up in smoke (pun intended). Although it’s still early days, and therefore impossible to know the full impact on workplaces, there’s no doubt that managing cannabis in the workplace is going to be on...

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Paramedical Coverage & Value-Based Care: Keeping Employees Healthy With the Right Coverage

Nov 08 | 2018 Benefits

The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, 2018 Rethinking what value means to your plan means going back and asking yourself what your objectives are. Improving employees’ health is a big one, but other objectives might also include acting as an employee retention tool or as a perk when hiring new employees....

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A Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) Is Your Best Friend!

Nov 01 | 2018 Benefits

If Health Care Spending Accounts (HCSA) were a person, they would be the friend that pays for the rest of your coffee. Confused? Imagine that your friend has given you a gift card to your local coffee shop. You order your drink (a cost of $5.95) and hand the gift...

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Small Business Week in Canada – 3 Ways BBD Help Small Businesses Thrive

Oct 18 | 2018 Benefits

This week (October 14th – October 20th, 2018) is Small Business Week in Canada. This may not be a national holiday, but with 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada and 1.14 million (97.9%) of those being small businesses, it’s easy to see why it’s important to recognize Canada’s small businesses....

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5 Ways BBD Supports Group Insurance Advisors’ Success and Growth

Oct 04 | 2018 Benefits

Group insurance can be busy and often times overwhelming. Whether you’re a brand new Advisor or one with twenty years of experience, having someone to provide you with the resources you need to succeed can have a big impact. Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. believes in supporting Advisors and helping...

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Making Group Benefits Communication Easier – Tips from Our Human Resources Department

Sep 27 | 2018 Benefits

Does your organization have a group benefits plan? Do your employees know what group benefits they have? Do you regularly check in with them to gauge how well they understand the benefits available to them? Making sure your employee benefits are well understood and accessible is the key to a...

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Biologic Drugs and Biosimilars – Here’s What You Need to Know

Sep 20 | 2018 Benefits

Biologic drugs can be life saving when plan members or their dependents become ill, but they can also be incredibly expensive, taking huge chunks out of your wallet or driving up the cost of your benefits plan. But what if there was a less expensive, yet highly effective solution? That’s...

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Long Term Disability Insurance: Three Big Issues to Watch For

Sep 06 | 2018 Benefits

As much as we like to think we are invincible, many individuals do become disabled. In 2012, almost 14% of the Canadian population over the age of 15 – a whopping 3.8 million people – reported living with a disability. A disability can result from a number of causes including...

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What is a Third Party Administrator (TPA) & How Does it Differ from a Large Insurer?

Aug 30 | 2018 Benefits

In the Canadian group insurance marketplace, the delivery, administration and claims adjudication services has historically been dominated by large insurers. But there’s another player in town that operates in the same space with a focus on small to medium sized businesses – the Third Party Administrator (TPA). History of Third...

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