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Should I Add Optional Employee Benefits Coverage?

Jan 21 | 2020 Benefits

Group insurance and employee benefits can be complicated. Unless an employer has followed our tips for effectively communicating their benefits plan, some employees may feel lost on the finer points. The most common questions we receive from employees are around optional employee benefits: what they are, what they do to...

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How to Communicate Your Employee Benefits Plan

Jan 14 | 2020 Benefits

Communicating an employee benefits plan isn’t easy. From emails to intranets to benefit booklets, employers can’t guarantee that their employees know where to look or fully understand their benefits coverage. Just ask any Human Resources professional. That’s why developing a year-round employee benefits communication strategy is important. If your strategy...

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New Benefit Year, New Benefits Checklist

Jan 07 | 2020 Benefits

With the start of a new calendar year comes a new benefit year, providing a fantastic opportunity to review your existing benefits plan (or start one up). Fortunately, we’ve developed a four-point checklist for you to do just that! #1. New Benefit Year, New Benefits Plan? The beginning of a...

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9 ‘Snowbird’ Safety Tips for Out of Country Travel

Dec 10 | 2019 Benefits

Everyone in Canada knows that many types of birds, including the iconic Canada goose, migrate south for the cold winter months in our home and native land. However, there’s another type of bird, very different from the rest, that escapes alongside them – the Canadian snowbird. Flocks of ‘snowbirds’ fly...

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7 Group Insurance Trends & Predictions for 2020

Dec 03 | 2019 Benefits

So there you have it – our predictions for what’s going to happen in 2020!  We can’t guarantee we’re totally right, but when you take a look at the trends and the way things are moving in the industry, we think everything points to one direction: times, they are a...

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Infertility and Benefits: Making a Baby Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Nov 26 | 2019 Benefits

Guest Blog post: Melanie Elliott, Benefits by Design Regional Director My Experience with Infertility Infertility is defined as being unable to become pregnant after one year (or six months if over age 35) of actively trying to conceive. 1 in 6 Canadian couples are affected by infertility and that number...

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Opportunities for Advisors and Their Clients with Health Assist

Nov 19 | 2019 Benefits

At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., our mission is to help working Canadians, and we do that by providing peace of mind through the delivery of benefits by design. One of those benefits offerings is Health Assist™ from Green Shield Canada (GSC). Health Assist is GSC’s individual health and dental...

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Why Focusing on Employee Benefits Sustainability is the Best Shot at Success

Oct 22 | 2019 Benefits

When it comes to group insurance and employee benefits plans, we know our stuff. With over twenty years in the industry, Benefits by Design has learned some of the secrets that make up a successful benefits plan, and one of those secrets is cost – but not in the way...

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5 Advantages for Advisors When Working with Benefits by Design

Oct 15 | 2019 Benefits

Written by Jordan Bulhoes, Regional Director at Benefits by Design What a fun industry we get to work in! It’s not the typical way to describe the insurance industry, but I really do think it’s true. Everything is changing all the time and the opportunities to learn something new every...

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National Pharmacare: The Advisor Perspective

Oct 01 | 2019 Benefits

The concept of a universal health insurance plan in Canada is not a new one. In fact, it’s been talked about back-and-forth in Canada for decades, with new life being brought to the topic in advance of the upcoming federal election in October. National pharmacare is a huge topic with...

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