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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

Medical & Recreational Cannabis – What You Need to Know

Aug 09 | 2018 Benefits

Another difference is coverage. MC can be covered under the right benefits plan. It has taken a while for insurers to begin covering MC due to a combination of not having a Drug Identification Number (DIN) and a lack of available research. Recently, more research has become available about the...

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Benepac®: A Benefits Plan Building Block

Aug 02 | 2018 Benefits

Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc.’s Benepac® has a twenty year history of providing Canadians with benefits that keep their employees and themselves healthy and financially secure. You can think of Benepac® as our benefits building block. It’s the foundation we’ve used as a base and built from the ground up,...

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Renewals 101 Webinar: Top Takeaways and Questions & Answers

Jul 19 | 2018 Benefits

At the start of 2018, Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. resolved to take benefits back to basics and began asking ourselves how we could make things simpler. One of the most important conversations an Advisor will have with a client is the renewal conversation, and it can be a tricky...

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Group Benefits Renewal: Understanding the Process

Jun 14 | 2018 Benefits

Like many things in life – mortgages, car leases, Spotify memberships – after a period of time you have to renew your contract. The same rules apply for group insurance. If only group benefits renewals were as easy as clicking “Agree” to another year of Spotify Premium®! However, they are...

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3 Ways a Defined Benefits Plan Keeps Costs Contained

May 31 | 2018 Benefits

An employee benefits plan is like a balance scale – with benefits on one side and employees on the other. If employees use too much of a benefits plan, the scale tips unfavourably. If employees don’t have enough benefits coverage, you’ll see them suffer to keep themselves healthy and well....

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The Facts – Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Mental Health & Disability Claims

May 03 | 2018 Benefits

According to Mental Health Canada, one in five Canadians will be directly affected by a mental illness in a given year. What this means for employers is that the odds an employee is fighting a mental illness are increasing, and so are the odds this battle may lead to an...

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From Benefits to Babies: Building Flexibility into Parental Leave

Apr 13 | 2018 Benefits

This year Canada is expecting over 380,000 babies to be born, and you may have someone on your team who is expecting, or whose family is going to grow soon. Parental leave provides employers with an opportunity to actively demonstrate how supportive and flexible their workplace culture is. Above and...

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3 Trends Shaping the Future of Group Insurance

Apr 05 | 2018 Benefits

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Chatbots Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking the world by storm. In group insurance, AI is already helping people more effectively understand their benefits and the claims process. With instant access and the ability to understand your group benefits in real time, we see AI as an...

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Navigating the Tough Cost Conversation

Mar 08 | 2018 Benefits

The cost conversation is one that Advisors are familiar with. An employer wants to provide their employees with health benefits, but either isn’t fully prepared for the cost of benefits, or balks when it comes to renewal increases. With the recent minimum wage increase in Ontario and with many other...

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8 Insurance Must Knows for 2018

Dec 14 | 2017 Benefits

2018 is around the corner, and if 2017 was any indicator, the year will start off with a bang! From legislative changes to persisting trends in the mental health space, there is a lot happening. We’ve compiled a list of eight changes, updates, and trends that will affect group insurance...

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