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

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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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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halloween safety

Stay Safe this Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Halloween is a night celebrated by people of all ages every October. Tonight, children across the country will be dressing-up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and eating a lot of candy! If you are too old to be trick-or-treating, you may be having fun at Halloween-themed parties this weekend instead. No matter what your plans […]

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Renewal

Containing Costs during Group Insurance Renewal

Group insurance gives your employees piece of mind. It differentiates you from your competitors and helps attract and retain great employees by protecting them and their families. It can also be expensive, as costs continue to rise year after year. The average annual cost per person of group insurance is $3000 and it’s doubling every […]

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Pharmacare

Pharmacare: The Answer to Canada’s Rising Drug Costs?

GroupHEALTH’s Managed Rx™  offers organizations a sustainable solution to help control the rising costs of prescription drugs so both the employer and employee can save money. It encourages plan members to buy generic drugs through a central dispensing pharmacy (CDP), which is a large centralized pharmacy that uses group purchasing power to buy drugs in […]

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Top Performers at 2014 Advisor Partner Summit

GroupHEALTH Announces Top Performers at 2014 Advisor Partner Summit

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA –GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions awarded their top Advisor Partners in the categories of the GroupHEALTH Pioneer Award, Top Producers of the Year, and 100% Client Retention, at the Advisor Partner Summit held in Whistler from October 1-3, 2014. The recipients received the awards at the annual ceremony in recognition of their outstanding performance […]

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Fruits and Vegetables and Mental Wellbeing

Are you getting your Daily Servings of Fruit and Vegetables?

A recent U.K. study, with data from over 14,000 participants in England’s Health Survey, showed a link between eating five servings of fruit and vegetables per day and better mental well-being. So fruit and vegetables do more than most people think! The more servings you eat, the higher your mental well-being. The University of Warwick study assessed […]

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drugs on american dollar bills

Brand-name Drug Manufacturers see Generic Manufacturers as Serious Threat

As competition between brand-name and generic drugs grows, so do the attacks, according to a recent article by the National Post. Supporters of pharmaceuticals are attacking generic manufacturers by speculating that the different inactive ingredients in generic drugs could trigger harmful reactions. Generic drugs are pharmaceutical copies produced after the original brand-name patent expires. They […]

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Group Insurance for the Self Employed

You don’t always need insurance to pay medical bills in Canada. Every Canadian can see a doctor, get a second opinion, have tests, take X-rays and receive treatment when they are sick without worrying about how to pay for it. So if you are self-employed and the public health care system is covering the basic […]

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