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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.

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Are you Heart Healthy?

Recently, we had Dr. Duanita Eleniak come in from Ceridian LifeWorks for a Lunch n’ Learn to discuss heart health. She started off the Lunch n’ Learn with a quiz to test our heart health knowledge, and ended with tips on how to be more heart healthy. She also identified the cause and markers for […]

GroupHEALTH in the Western Canada Highway News

GroupHEALTH in the Western Canada Highway News

Western Canada Highway News recently published an article by Janet Andrews (@janetsandrews), Vice President Ontario Operations, GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions, on a great benefits plan and the affordable competitive advantage it provides. The two-page story lists questions for plan sponsors to ask when selecting a comprehensive set of benefits focusing on cost-containment and sustainability over the […]


Call for Tax on Sugary Drinks

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) made an announcement earlier this week asking federal leaders to support and eventually introduce a tax on sugary drinks according to CBC news. The association links Type2 diabetes to these sugary drinks and estimates 10 million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes, costing Canadians $14 billion in health care and economic […]


Don’t let Stress keep employees at Home

A new survey by Morneau Shepell discovered 52% of employees miss work due to stress rather than illness. Many employers require medical notes from their doctor to validate the absence, which does not solve the root cause of the problem. The survey also found instead of addressing the issue, 81% of companies gave out warning […]


The Contribution of your Income to Canadian Health Care

Forty percent or more of a provincial government’s revenue is budgeted for hospitals, doctors and drugs. In B.C., the cost of health care comes out $17.5 billion in 2015, and $141 billion in Canada. The Fraser Institute in B.C. decided to look at these costs and the affect it has on family income. They broke down […]

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Travel Insurance within Canada – Are you covered?

Canadians love to get away and travel outside of the country. Some of us also like to explore our own country, but many people are unaware their provincial health plan may not cover all of their medical expenses while travelling in another Canadian province. An Alberta mother learned this lesson the hard way after prematurely […]

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The New Normal for Work-Life Balance

What does work-life balance mean to you? Does it mean using your vacation and taking the time to rest and reset? Does it mean working 8 hours a day and then leaving work at work? Or, does it mean staying connected to work after work hours and on vacation, but also regularly dealing with private […]


The real cost of Insurance Fraud

Recently, police charged a Toronto business for their alleged involvement in insurance fraud with a few Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees. The company billed the employees for orthotics, braces and other medical devices, but employees never received actual devices. Instead, the employees allegedly submitted the claims and shared the money with the business. The estimated […]


Quitting over Group Benefits

In the U.S. nearly one-third (31 per cent) of employees would leave their employer within 12 months, and about half of those (15 per cent) would quit immediately, if their employer discontinued health care coverage, according to a survey by Accenture. In Canada, most employers offer health care, but if the coverage does not add […]


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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