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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

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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4 Ways Employers Can Use Their Business Assistance Program (BAP)

Sep 10 | 2019 Benefits

At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., our focus is on small- to medium-sized businesses, so we know the struggles those business owners face pretty well: managing cash flow, employee acquisition and retention, legislative or legal issues, building sustainable growth, etc. In smaller companies, a lot of these problems often fall...

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Provincial Telehealth Resources: An Interactive Map of Canada

Aug 27 | 2019 Benefits

Canadian Telehealth Technology is Transforming Healthcare Technology has come a long way in recent years and is already beginning to reshape virtually every industry there is. Consider how the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, automation, self-checkouts at grocery stores, fitness wearable devices, and even healthcare has and will...

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Everything You Need to Know About Benaccount®’s Catastrophic Coverage

Aug 20 | 2019 Benefits

The HCSA portion of the Benaccount plan provides coverage for eligible health and dental expenses (as determined by the Canada Revenue Agency). Here are some common uses: Ambulance services Specific cancer treatment Dental services Crutches Visioncare Paramedical expenses Heart monitoring devices Pacemakers This list is not complete. A full list...

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FAQ’s About Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Aug 13 | 2019 Benefits

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) is an employee benefit that, by our own admission, doesn’t get much profile. That’s not because it’s not a great benefit – it’s largely because it’s almost always paired with Life Insurance. Why? Well, like good wine and cheese, they just work well together....

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5 Employee Benefits Solutions for Your Clients

Aug 06 | 2019 Benefits

Recommended product: Health Assist® Green Shield Canada (GSC)’s Health Assist provides individual health and dental coverage with no termination age. Coverage continues, regardless of age, as long as payments are made, making Health Assist a natural fit for employees losing coverage, no matter the reason. Recommended product: ASOnly® ASOnly is...

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Standalone® + Pooled Benefits

Jul 30 | 2019 Benefits

Critical Illness (CI) Insurance covers plan members and their dependents for unexpected serious illnesses from a pre-determined list of conditions. Employees receive a lump sum payment upon the diagnosis of one of the covered conditions. It’s an excellent way to round out a Standalone plan with additional financial protection against...

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Dispelling Myths About Individual and Group Travel Insurance

Jul 23 | 2019 Benefits

If you’re like most Canadians, you travel – a lot. Many people travel abroad to places like Europe and Asia, but a growing number of Canadians are exploring the wonders of our home and native land. Many Canadian are doing so without the added protection of travel insurance, which opens...

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