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Benefits World – The GroupHEALTH Blog

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

PhotoClaims

ClaimSecure’s PhotoClaims is as “Quick as a Selfie!”

Just finished a massage and on the way home…but first, let me take a #selfie…of my claim receipt! That’s right, you can now submit a claim by taking a picture on your phone with ClaimSecure’s recently launched PhotoClaims submission feature, which is available through their eProfile Mobile Launcher app. It’s the easiest and fastest way […]

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Hot

Protect yourself from the Summer Heat

Summer is here and it’s HOT! If you are travelling this summer to hot and tropical locations, or live in Western Canada where it’ll be an extremely hot weekend, make sure you take the proper precautions. If you do not, it could lead to dehydration, which occurs when your body loses fluids, mostly water, than you […]

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SSQ

GroupHEALTH congratulates SSQ Financial Group on appointment of new CEO

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions would like to congratulate Jean-François Chalifoux on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Financial Group. The appointment of the new CEO officially takes effect on September 21, 2015. GroupHEALTH works closely with SSQ to provide value-added benefits for their clients, and is excited to work with Jean-François this fall. SSQ […]

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Cancer in the Workplace

Cancer in the Workplace – How you can help

Your employee comes into your office and tells you they have cancer. It’s shocking and unexpected news, and it can catch you off guard. You may not know what to do or say. When your employee tells you the news, they may not know what the treatment schedule will be. Assure them you will make […]

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Enjoying Sun

Sunscreen is your Friend!

With summer less than a month away, be sure to keep your sunscreen close by to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer, such as melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell, is the most common cancer in Canada. Many types of skin cancers can be prevented, especially by reducing your exposure to UV rays. […]

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Matt Houghton

Friends with Benefits

“Why don’t you call your article,” Matt Houghton asks, laughing, “Friends With Benefits?” Houghton made the joke when I met him for the first time at last November’s Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) annual conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Toronto. Houghton is the president and CEO of Surrey, B.C.-based GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions and […]

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GroupSource Website

GroupSource launches new logo and website

Calgary, Alberta – GroupSource LP, a subsidiary of GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions®, one of Canada’s largest and most respected third-party benefits administrators, recently launched a new logo and the new groupsource.ca website. The redesigned logo now has a more modern feel to it and the new website has an updated look and mobile-friendly design to provide […]

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Dentist and Kid

Are you paying too much at the Dentist?

I love to learn.  A big part of what I do is teaching business owners and employees about how to keep more money in his/her pockets. So when I find out something new in the employee benefits field, I like to share it.  When it is something that potentially can affect everyone, it’s even more […]

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Drug Coins

Universal Pharmacare can save Canada Billions

According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canada is the only country with universal healthcare but without universal coverage for prescription drugs. The study also states a universal pharmacare program should save Canadians billions of dollars by dropping spending on prescription drugs in Canada 32%, or $7.3 billion dollars annually. Prescription […]

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Preventative

Employers should encourage spending on Preventative Health Care

Educating employees and their families on preventative measures is just as important as providing employee benefits. A new study by Green Shield Canada discovered there is a growing gap between the needs of employees and their families, and the benefits they receive from work. Benefits are being spent on lifestyle services, like massages for children […]

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