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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GroupHEALTH™ Releases Multi-Tenant WEBS

Surrey, British Columbia – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions™, one of Canada’s largest and most respected independent benefits providers, released the version 3.0 update to its enterprise application WEBS™ Online  Administration (WEBS) on July 31, 2014. WEBS 3.0 adds multi-tenant hosted capabilities, allowing more than one organization to access and use WEBS in a securely hosted environment. […]

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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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