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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

Blog Benefits

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Is Offering a Life Insurance Policy Worth It?

Feb 12 | 2019 Benefits

The proceeds from a life insurance policy can be used to pay off substantial debts that a family suddenly down to one income might otherwise be unable to cover, such as a mortgage. It’s also commonly used for funeral expenses, which can run an average of $10,000 or more. Consider...

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Making the Case for Critical Illness Insurance

Jan 29 | 2019 Benefits

At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., we believe in the benefits of benefits (that’s sort of our thing). However, there’s one benefit that’s been receiving more and more attention lately that we want to talk about: Critical Illness Insurance. What is Critical Illness Insurance? Critical Illness (CI) Insurance covers plan...

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Unpacking Group Insurance for Employers: the What, the Why and the How

Jan 22 | 2019 Benefits

We know that group insurance can be a bit confusing, and providing a benefits plan to employees can seem like a daunting task. We want to cut through the noise and explain things in a way that everyone can understand. So we’re going to “unpack” group insurance and drill down...

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3 Things All Plan Administrators Need to Know for 2019

Jan 15 | 2019 Benefits

Happy New Year Plan Administrators! You know what that means: time for a New Year’s resolution. This year, Benefits by Design is resolving to produce more content aimed towards helping you administer your benefits plan. To that end, we want to help you start 2019 off on the right foot,...

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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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