Blog Wellness

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Wellness

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Wellness

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

The Power of Office Potlucks: Bringing Employees Together and Making Workplaces Better

Mar 26 | 2019 Wellness

Here’s a quick riddle for you: what’s the one thing that all people partake in, but few rarely agree on? Food! (Okay, it’s a bad riddle, but we’re in insurance – not professional riddling!) Everyone loves food, but not everyone loves the same food, so you might think that organizing...

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3 Reasons to Help Employees Quit Smoking (And How to Get it Done)

Mar 19 | 2019 Wellness

Although rates of cigarette smoking are declining, the habit is still fairly prevalent in Canadian workplaces. This can’t be traced back to any one reason, but here’s what we think is one of the biggest: Quitting smoking is hard. Research indicates that most smokers make multiple attempts to quit before...

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Building a Better Workplace With the 2019 Health and Wellness Calendar

Feb 26 | 2019 Wellness

For the last few years, our Marketing and Human Resources teams have collaborated to bring our partners and clients the Health and Wellness Calendar. We’ve created another calendar for this year, but have taken a simpler approach, dividing it into four sections of health and wellness: social, physical, financial and...

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4 Ways to Ditch the Plastic Straws for Skip the Straw Day

Feb 19 | 2019 Wellness

If you’ve been out to eat at a restaurant or visited a fast-food chain over the past year or so, you’ve probably noticed something’s missing: plastic straws. Over the last couple of years, companies across the globe like Starbucks, A&W Canada, and Recipe Unlimited Corporation (owner of brands like Harvey’s,...

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7 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use a Personal Spending Account

Feb 05 | 2019 Wellness

This list is not complete and is meant only to reflect some of the lesser known uses of a PSA. It’s important to remember that the employer ultimately decides what is and isn’t covered when they set up the plan, and plan members looking to make claims should confirm their...

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Holiday Gift Giving for Businesses: The Do’s and Don’ts

Dec 13 | 2018 Wellness

It’s that time of the year again! Businesses everywhere are swapping gifts with clients, employees and each other. But when it comes to Business-to-Business (B2B) gift giving, things can get complicated quickly. What do you get a business, and how do you know? How much do you spend? Can they...

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Building a Healthy Workplace Through a Focus on Financial Health

Nov 22 | 2018 Wellness

Moolah. Cheddar. Dough. Money has its own language and it’s not always the easiest to understand. Between stock portfolios and investment accounts, compound interest, and retirement savings, things can get complicated quickly. However, it’s important to cut through the noise and focus on building strong, sustainable and understandable financial health....

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What Does a Workplace Social Committee Bring to a Business? (And Why You Should Start One)

Oct 11 | 2018 WellnessWorkplace

A workplace social committee brings together like-minded employees with a shared passion for creating a social, collaborative and engaged workplace. They bring a lot of value to a business through regular social events that benefit employees, your workplace and – if done right – your community. Consider them for what...

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5 Tips for a Healthy Workplace

Aug 23 | 2018 Wellness

Want your employees to stay healthy at work? It doesn’t need to start with over the top health and wellness campaigns. Trust us! Here at Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. we’ve compiled a list of five tips (based on our experience) to help you cultivate a healthy workplace: Tip #1:...

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Opening Your Mind to Mindfulness

May 10 | 2018 Wellness

Guest blog post from Benefits by Design’s Marketing Generalist, Jessica Bredschneider. Like many Canadians – I don’t manage stress very well. When I feel overwhelmed, I stray into the territory of a high-functioning insomniac. I wake (most nights) at about two in the morning with running thoughts and fail to...

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