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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.

The Heart Failure Epidemic

The 2016 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on the Health of Canadians finds the number of Canadians living with cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, is increasing. Currently there are 600,000 Canadians living with heart failure with 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Many Canadians believe heart failure happens when your heart completely stops beating. In […]

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Tackling the increasing costs of your Group Benefit Plan

According to a new report by Aon Hewitt, the average global cost increase for group benefit plans will be 9.1% in 2016, which is five and a half percentage points higher than the initially projected global average. This increase is largely due to the cost of specialty drugs used to treat illnesses such as chronic […]

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GMS Insurance becomes a member of GroupHEALTH’s exclusive Advisor Partner network

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® is increasing its exclusive Advisor Partner network by partnering with GMS Insurance. The new relationship allows GMS Insurance to expand their portfolio by offering innovative GroupHEALTH products and services, and allows GroupHEALTH to provide more coverage in Ontario. This is an exciting opportunity for both companies to grow their respective business. GMS […]

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Tips to make your New Year’s Resolution a Reality

It’s the start of a new year and we’re about halfway through the month of January, which also means we’re two weeks into New Year’s resolutions. According to Forbes, only 8% of people who make resolutions are successful and 24% of people who make resolutions year-after-year never actually reach their goals. Let’s make this year […]

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GroupHEALTH 2015 Holiday Hours

‘Tis the season to gather with family and friends, open presents, and bake (and eat!) yummy treats! So we can all enjoy this festive season, our office hours will be as follows for the holidays for Surrey and Barrie: Thursday, December 24: Closed at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 25: Closed Monday, December 28: Closed Thursday, […]

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Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) are earning a bigger share of the Insurance Market

At a recent CGIB (Canadian Group Insurance Brokers) seminar, the topic of insurance industry market share was discussed. The big three insurance companies are seeing a drop in market share while self-insurance and third-party administrators a more complete service, which includes administration, payroll, and human resources, allowing employers to focus on their business while saving […]

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GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions announces Top Performers at 2015 Advisor Partner Summit

Surrey, British Columbia – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® awarded their top Advisor Partners in the categories of the GroupHEALTH Pioneer Award, Rookie of Year, Top Producers of the Year, and 100% Client Retention, at the Advisor Partner Summit held in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 18-20, 2015. The recipients received the awards at the annual ceremony in […]

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GroupHEALTH and our Advisor Partners are Thriving On Change at our 2015 Advisor Partner Summit

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions is excited to welcome Advisor Partner companies from across Canada to the 2015 GroupHEALTH Advisor Partner Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona this week. GroupHEALTH is committed to the continuing education of our valued Partners. We gather every year at our annual Summit event to discuss what is up and coming in the group […]

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Atlantic Wealth Management joins GroupHEALTH’s exclusive Advisor Partner network

Surrey, British Columbia – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® is increasing its exclusive Advisor Partner network by partnering with Atlantic Wealth Management. The new relationship allows Atlantic Wealth Management to expand their portfolio by offering innovative GroupHEALTH products and services, while the GroupHEALTH team is excited to grow their presence in the growing Atlantic Canada market. Situated […]

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Canada Ranks as one of Top Spenders on Pharmaceutical Drugs

A study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranks Canada as the fourth-highest spender when measured by population among 29 countries, with one-third of the dollars spent on pharmaceuticals paid for out-of-pocket. In 2013, the OECD average spend on pharmaceuticals was $515 USD a person, and Canada spent $713 a person, which […]

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