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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 Core Values GroupHEALTH Lives By

Sometime ago, discussion started about GroupHEALTH’s corporate values. It began with our HR group, and quickly spread to our executive team. All agreed that GroupHEALTH already had a distinct culture, and we all operated in business and with each other in very distinct ways. It was clear we already operated from a set of principles, […]

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Limit Halloween Candies Creatively

Happy Halloween! Every October, people of all ages celebrate Halloween. It’s a day where both children and adults dress up in costumes and eat a lot of candy. Maybe too much candy? There is such a thing as too much sugar, so pediatricians recommend parents use Halloween to talk to their kids about health concerns, […]

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GroupHEALTH Gives Back

At GroupHEALTH, we don’t just sell benefits, we try to deliver benefit as well. This is particularly true when it comes to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. As an organization, and through our staff, we are consistently fundraising for various charities on an ongoing basis. For instance, in the […]

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GroupHEALTH welcomes Navigate Financial to their exclusive Advisor Partner network

Surrey, British Columbia – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® is expanding their exclusive Advisor Partner network by partnering with Navigate Financial Group Ltd. This partnership allows Navigate to offer innovative GroupHEALTH products and services and for GroupHEALTH to provide more coverage in Alberta. This is an exciting opportunity for both companies to grow their respective businesses. Known for […]

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Don’t wait for Pharmacare to Rescue You

For a few years (2010-2014), the cost of drugs had leveled off (some even declined). However, new drugs are emerging on the market with some hefty price tags, and once again, the topic of a national pharmacare plan in Canada is being raised. However, Mike Sullivan, president of Cubic Health, an analytics and drug-plan management […]

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Are you Heart Healthy?

Recently, we had Dr. Duanita Eleniak come in from Ceridian LifeWorks for a Lunch n’ Learn to discuss heart health. She started off the Lunch n’ Learn with a quiz to test our heart health knowledge, and ended with tips on how to be more heart healthy. She also identified the cause and markers for […]

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GroupHEALTH in the Western Canada Highway News

Western Canada Highway News recently published an article by Janet Andrews (@janetsandrews), Vice President Ontario Operations, GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions, on a great benefits plan and the affordable competitive advantage it provides. The two-page story lists questions for plan sponsors to ask when selecting a comprehensive set of benefits focusing on cost-containment and sustainability over the […]

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Call for Tax on Sugary Drinks

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) made an announcement earlier this week asking federal leaders to support and eventually introduce a tax on sugary drinks according to CBC news. The association links Type2 diabetes to these sugary drinks and estimates 10 million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes, costing Canadians $14 billion in health care and economic […]

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Don’t let Stress keep employees at Home

A new survey by Morneau Shepell discovered 52% of employees miss work due to stress rather than illness. Many employers require medical notes from their doctor to validate the absence, which does not solve the root cause of the problem. The survey also found instead of addressing the issue, 81% of companies gave out warning […]

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Health Care Costs Rising

Health Care Costs Rising Faster Than Your Income

Forty percent or more of a provincial government’s revenue is budgeted for hospitals, doctors and drugs. In B.C., the cost of health care comes out $17.5 billion in 2015, and $141 billion in Canada. The Fraser Institute in B.C. decided to look at these costs and the affect it has on family income. They broke down […]

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