The majority of Canadian businesses are considered small- to medium-sized. In fact, 55% of Canadian companies have fewer than four employees, with 90% of exporting companies having fewer than 100 employees. It’s no secret that the global COVID-19 pandemic has hurt economies worldwide, and Canada is no exception. Small businesses — and arguably the Canadian […]
When everyone at Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. transitioned to working remotely, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our social committee had a new challenge: how could they maintain the same social interaction and engagement remotely? After four months, we’re pleased to share some of the virtual team building activities we’ve done to keep employees engaged and […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial health ministers prioritized hospital space for coronavirus patients and canceled thousands of elective surgeries. These cancellations will result in an increase to already lengthy wait times for Canadians looking to see specialists. It is easy to think of Canada’s healthcare system as a single organism. Still, the truth is that […]
Only 8% of Canadian employers say that they’re fully prepared to reopen their workplaces when provincial governments lift COVID-19 restrictions. If your workplace isn’t among them, it may be time to begin thinking about your eventual return to work plan.
Business Relief Measures BEACON Digital Therapy General Questions Going Digital Layoffs Personal Protective Equipment Charges Resources Travel Business Relief Measures Businesses may have significantly reduced income during this time and struggle to pay their group insurance premiums. Is BBD prepared to extend the premium grace period and not impose claim suspension? We will extend our […]
Employees returning to work will need support from their employers in areas such as mental health (anxieties over COVID-19 aren’t disappearing overnight), workplace health and safety guidelines, online health options, and more.
Expert advice from an industry leading advisor on whether your employee benefits plan needs short term AND long term disability insurance.
Expert advice on what is travel insurance and what you need to know about your insurance before travelling in country or abroad.
In an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are remaining indoors and practicing social distancing. For many workplaces, this means working from home rather than the office.
As Canadians try to cope with uncertainty, economic and employment instability, isolation, and the never-ending discussions about COVID-19, it’s becoming increasingly important for employers to prioritize employee mental health.