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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

How a Group Insurance Advisor Demonstrates Value

Jun 04 | 2019 Benefits

Last week, we wrote about something near and dear to our hearts as a company: why employers should use a group insurance Advisor. At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., we believe that there is no direct, and we double down on this belief by supporting our Advisor partners in growing...

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Why You Should Use A Group Insurance Advisor

May 28 | 2019 Benefits

With the emergence of new technologies like robo-advisors and direct sales tools, it’s easier than ever before for employers to dive right into providing group benefits for their employees. But is that a good thing? Well, yes – and no. These new technologies make accessing and signing up for benefits...

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What Does Poor Employee Mental Health Cost a Business?

May 21 | 2019 Benefits

As the stigma around talking about mental health issues begins to disintegrate (albeit, still too slowly), employers are seeing rising incidence rates of mental health issues in the workplace. People are more comfortable than ever talking about what’s bothering them at home or at work, so employers can expect to...

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Should Your Small Business Offer Health Insurance to Their Employees?

May 14 | 2019 Benefits

Let’s find out! The “Benefit” of Benefits to A Small Business Pardon the pun, but when it comes to owning and managing a small business, a benefits plan isn’t top of mind and the advantages aren’t always clear. Let’s break them down: Employee retention – Happy, healthy employees who enjoy...

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Is an Administrative Services Only (ASO) Plan Right for My Organization?

Apr 23 | 2019 Benefits

In a traditional benefits plan, employers pay a set monthly premium and receive an annual renewal at the end of their benefit year, where premiums increase or decrease based on usage. Because employers pay a set amount throughout the year regardless of usage, they’re sometimes paying for benefits that are...

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Telemedicine in Canada: What It Is, Where It’s Going, And Why It Matters

Apr 16 | 2019 Benefits

Healthcare at your fingertips? It’s not so far-fetched. New healthcare technologies are emerging every day that have a significant impact on a person’s life (consider 3D-printed replacement organs, smart inhalers or newer, better prosthetics), but there is one that might just be bringing health services to your home – telemedicine....

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5 Tips to Build Up Your Resilience for National Employee Benefits Day

Apr 02 | 2019 Benefits

Finally, it’s important to know that resilience is not about being immune to stress, it’s about being able to bounce back and to push through those tough times and learn from them. Building resilience is a process that takes time and consistency, but if you stick to the five tips...

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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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