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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.

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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self employed

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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trucking group insurance

Matt Houghton (and GroupHEALTH) in the Western Canada Highway News

The just published edition of Western Canada Highway News features an article by Matt Houghton on attracting and retaining employees in the trucking industry with a great group insurance plan. This is an important, but expensive need within the industry. However, GroupHEALTH’s Managed Rx™ and Release of Reserve™ products can offer employers the opportunity to […]

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Vancouver Sun

GroupHEALTH Mentioned in The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun recently reported on our innovative solutions as part of an opinion column written by Barbara Yaffe on cost-effective employee group health benefits packages. This article provided information on how we are focusing on redefining benefits to help organizations save on group insurance costs. It is pleasing to see GroupHEALTH profiled as a […]

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Gluten-Free

How to be Healthy and Gluten-Free

If you are on the gluten-free diet, you may unknowingly be hurting your health. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, which makes food chewy and helps to give elasticity to dough to rise while retaining its shape. Some people choose to avoid gluten, but others, who have Celiac disease or non-Celiac […]

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injured construction worker

How to Select a Benefits Plan for Construction Companies

Do you know what current and future employees think separates one construction company from another? Aside from wages, employees are also looking at benefits. Without proper benefits, workers may have to pay for medical expenses out of their own pocket and deal with the loss of wages while they heal. Construction jobs can potentially put […]

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