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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.

Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention Tips

As the weather heats up, people are looking to water activities, like swimming and boating, to help them cool down while enjoying the sunshine. According to the Lifesaving Society, this time of year is also peak drowning season,  especially for parents of children under 5 years of age and men 18-49 years, which is why  National […]

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6 Reasons NOT to Market your Benefit Plan

6 Reasons NOT to Market your Benefit Plan

I meet with many business owners each week and they will often tell me that they make it a practice to review the benefit plan every two to four years. This may involve inviting other brokers and consultants to work with them on presenting options from other insurers. The typical motivation is due to cost […]

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How to Select a Benefits Plan for Trucking Companies

Having a benefit plan is important for trucking companies and their drivers for a number of reasons. Many truck drivers face a number of health problems, including sleep apnea, smoking, obesity, etc. due to the combination of working conditions and lifestyle. Many obese truck drivers do not wear seatbelts because their waists are too large, […]

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Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Did you know that 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. With summer in full swing, most people are spending time in the sun and exposing themselves to these […]

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Employee Benefits Consultants can help you save Time and Money!

Employee benefits costs are steadily rising and analysts predict they will double in the next six years. But did you know that using an Employee Benefits Consultant (or Broker) could help you save money and manage your time? As a third-party designing comprehensive benefits packages based on your needs, an independent Broker works with multiple […]

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GroupHEALTH™ Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

Surrey, British Columbia – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions™, one of Canada’s largest and most respected third-party benefits administrators, recently launched a new grouphealth.ca website that provides a user-focused layout and mobile-friendly design. The site enhances the user experience and allows visitors to easily search, and quickly find, the information they want. The highly popular Benefits World […]

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Toddlers Dentistry

Toddlers Need to Visit the Dentist Too!

A recent study found less than one percent of children receive dental care as recommended by 12 months of age. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist within six months of their first baby tooth appearing or by age one, whichever comes first or there can be painful, costly, and preventable repercussions […]

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Superbugs

Not All Bugs Need Drugs!

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a global report on antibiotic resistance and the threat it poses to worldwide health. The report warns that within a decade, antibiotics will no longer be effective in killing bacterial diseases. For many years, the medical community has been warning that not all bugs need drugs, […]

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Disability Management Institute

Disability Management Institute Acquires KinActivation

Port Coquitlam, B.C. – Matt Hendrick, General Manager of Disability Management Institute (DMI), is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Ontario-based KinActivation. KinActivation specializes in a broad range of rehabilitation and return-to-work services and this acquisition allows DMI the opportunity to expand their scope by providing services previously unavailable to current DMI clients. Adding […]

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