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Keep up on the latest news in health, wellness and benefits industry thought-leadership with the Benefits World Blog.

Sitting Disease

Fight the Sitting Disease

According to fitness experts, sitting is the new smoking. A recent Reuters article states prolonged sitting increases your risk of heart disease, obesity, and early death. Even active people are at risk because although working out will prevent other health problems, it’s not enough to fight the sitting disease. But for most people, sitting is […]

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Communicating Benefits

Communicate the Benefits of your Group Insurance Plan

Whether you have a new group insurance plan or a current plan, it’s important for you to regularly communicate the benefits of the plan to your employees. Benefits Canada suggests three ways to engage employees so they understand and appreciate the value of your plan to them: Communicate using new and different mediums – customize […]

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Resolutions

The 2015 Group Insurance Plan

It’s that time of the year again! Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions! One of the more common resolutions involves your health, so the Huffington Post recommended these five New Year’s resolutions: Check if your doctor is the right doctor for you: Get a second opinion if you can’t get an appointment or don’t get sensible advice and […]

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GroupHEALTH Holiday

GroupHEALTH 2014 Holiday Hours

It’s that time of the year again! Time to trim the tree, drink eggnog, and eat delicious meals and treats! So we can all enjoy this festive season, our office hours will be as follows for the holidays for Surrey and Barrie: Wednesday, December 24: Closed at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 25: Closed Friday, December 26: […]

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pills money

Drug Plans can save you Money!

A recent survey by Towers Watson discovered Canadian companies who use pay-direct cards, generic drugs, dispensing fee caps, and other drug plan components, can realize significantly lower healthcare costs. The survey found for plan administrators who have more than three cost-containment components in place, the average annual costs for the drug component of their plans […]

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Sleeping at desk

A Good Night’s Sleep keeps You and your Career Healthy

Choosing work over sleep is not only killing your health, it’s killing your productivity. According to a recent article in Forbes, drunken people can outperform people with sleep deprivation because the side effects from lack of sleep have such negative impact on your ability to think. The Forbes article refers to a new study done […]

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Drug Money

The Economics of Health Care

Do you ever wonder why there are no licensed treatments or vaccines for diseases like Ebola? According to a recent article by the Harvard Business Review, the answer is profit. There is not enough profit for pharmaceutical companies to invest time and money into finding a treatment for these types of diseases as the return […]

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MVT

Choosing GroupHEALTH helps MVT and Union finalize Collective Bargaining Agreement

Surrey, British Columbia – MVT Canadian Bus Inc.’s decision to choose GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions to provide their group insurance was a critical component to help finalize a new collective bargaining agreement, GroupHEALTH CEO Matt Houghton announced today. The plan came into effect November 1, 2014. MVT and the union had been bargaining to finalize a […]

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Matt Hendrick - DMI

Matt Hendrick Promoted to Vice President of Disability Management Institute

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Disability Management Institute (DMI) is proud to announce the promotion of Matt Hendrick to the position of Vice President, DMI. Hendrick was previously General Manager of DMI based in Barrie, Ontario and has relocated to the Port Coquitlam, B.C. head office of DMI where he will manage national operations. Hendrick […]

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avocado and coconut

High-Fat Diet Can Postpone Aging

A new study by the University of Copenhagen has discovered a high-fat diet can postpone aging processes, including the aging of the brain. The study was examining the effects of the diet on Cockayne syndrome, wherein patients prematurely age as children and die at about 10-12 years old, but the findings may also help benefit […]

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