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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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Canadian Government Launches Online Tool for Drug Safety Information

The Government of Canada recently passed Vanessa’s Law with the intention to better protect Canadians from unsafe drugs by introducing important safety improvements and transparency measures to the Food and Drugs Act. As part of these improvements, the government also launched the Drug and Health Product Register (DHPR) online tool. Health Canada has approved all […]

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Heart Disease: The Good News and the Bad News

A recent Heart and Stroke Foundation report revealed the medical community has made huge advancements in understanding cardiovascular health. This progress has allowed doctors and patients to make heart disease more manageable than it was decades ago and increase survival rates. Currently, five per cent of heart attack and stroke patients fail to survive an […]

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Is Your Employee Benefit Plan Exposed?

Is there ever a perfect solution? Probably not, in a realistic world where employers want to keep costs contained and employees want unlimited benefits. There are ways of managing your company’s exposure yet ensuring quality benefits are available for employees that require them. The following is a quiz to see how exposed your company plan […]


Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness

This past Wednesday was Bell Let’s Talk Day when Canadians are encouraged to talk, text, and tweet about mental health to help remove the stigma of mental illness. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), more than half a million Canadians will miss work in any given week due to mental illness, which is […]

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Fight the Sitting Disease

According to fitness experts, sitting is the new smoking. A recent Reuters article states prolonged sitting increases your risk of heart disease, obesity, and early death. Even active people are at risk because although working out will prevent other health problems, it’s not enough to fight the sitting disease. But for most people, sitting is […]

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Communicate the Benefits of your Group Insurance Plan

Whether you have a new group insurance plan or a current plan, it’s important for you to regularly communicate the benefits of the plan to your employees. Benefits Canada suggests three ways to engage employees so they understand and appreciate the value of your plan to them: Communicate using new and different mediums – customize […]


The 2015 Group Insurance Plan

It’s that time of the year again! Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions! One of the more common resolutions involves your health, so the Huffington Post recommended these five New Year’s resolutions: Check if your doctor is the right doctor for you: Get a second opinion if you can’t get an appointment or don’t get sensible advice and […]

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GroupHEALTH 2014 Holiday Hours

It’s that time of the year again! Time to trim the tree, drink eggnog, and eat delicious meals and treats! So we can all enjoy this festive season, our office hours will be as follows for the holidays for Surrey and Barrie: Wednesday, December 24: Closed at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 25: Closed Friday, December 26: […]

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Drug Plans can save you Money!

A recent survey by Towers Watson discovered Canadian companies who use pay-direct cards, generic drugs, dispensing fee caps, and other drug plan components, can realize significantly lower healthcare costs. The survey found for plan administrators who have more than three cost-containment components in place, the average annual costs for the drug component of their plans […]

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A Good Night’s Sleep keeps You and your Career Healthy

Choosing work over sleep is not only killing your health, it’s killing your productivity. According to a recent article in Forbes, drunken people can outperform people with sleep deprivation because the side effects from lack of sleep have such negative impact on your ability to think. The Forbes article refers to a new study done […]


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