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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.

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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Syrup

Can maple syrup help lower the use of antibiotics?

Maple syrup is great on pancakes, waffles, and now, for helping to cut the use of antibiotics. According to a new study by McGill University, maple syrup may be able to help in the fight against infection-causing bacteria resulting in a lower use of common antibiotics. The scientists at McGill discovered maple syrup on its […]

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Darryl

GroupHEALTH Welcomes Darryl Ingham as President

Surrey, B.C. – Matt Houghton, CEO of GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® – one of Canada’s largest and most respected third-party benefits administrators – recently announced that Darryl Ingham has joined the team as President. Ingham earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1991. Upon graduation, he joined London Life where he […]

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Trust

Renewing Your Group Benefits Plan

Every year, group benefits plans renew. Typically there are two outcomes: premiums are going up or there is a rate reduction. The question that needs to be asked in either circumstance is “why?” Too often the reaction to a good renewal (lower premiums) is to accept it as presented and for a bad renewal (increased […]

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DMI Building

Disability Management Institute and GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions move in together

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia – Disability Management Institute (DMI) is moving this April from Port Coquitlam into the same Surrey office building as GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions. The move will allow DMI to align more closely with GroupHEALTH and take advantage of the infrastructure of a larger company to provide clients with even better support and […]

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workplace wellness

The New Workplace Wellness

The mindset on a company’s role in keeping their employee’s happy and healthy at work has certainly evolved over the years. Organizations provide access to flu shots, health risk assessments, and fitness challenges to encourage physical wellness in the workplace. Nowadays, with more and more emphasis on mental wellness, organizations are also celebrating employee birthdays, offering […]

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