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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

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Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

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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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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