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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.

Travel Insurance within Canada – Are you covered?

Canadians love to get away and travel outside of the country. Some of us also like to explore our own country, but many people are unaware their provincial health plan may not cover all of their medical expenses while travelling in another Canadian province. An Alberta mother learned this lesson the hard way after prematurely […]

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The New Normal for Work-Life Balance

What does work-life balance mean to you? Does it mean using your vacation and taking the time to rest and reset? Does it mean working 8 hours a day and then leaving work at work? Or, does it mean staying connected to work after work hours and on vacation, but also regularly dealing with private […]

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The real cost of Insurance Fraud

Recently, police charged a Toronto business for their alleged involvement in insurance fraud with a few Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees. The company billed the employees for orthotics, braces and other medical devices, but employees never received actual devices. Instead, the employees allegedly submitted the claims and shared the money with the business. The estimated […]

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Quitting over Group Benefits

In the U.S. nearly one-third (31 per cent) of employees would leave their employer within 12 months, and about half of those (15 per cent) would quit immediately, if their employer discontinued health care coverage, according to a survey by Accenture. In Canada, most employers offer health care, but if the coverage does not add […]

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ClaimSecure’s PhotoClaims is as “Quick as a Selfie!”

Just finished a massage and on the way home…but first, let me take a #selfie…of my claim receipt! That’s right, you can now submit a claim by taking a picture on your phone with ClaimSecure’s recently launched PhotoClaims submission feature, which is available through their eProfile Mobile Launcher app. It’s the easiest and fastest way […]

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Protect yourself from the Summer Heat

Summer is here and it’s HOT! If you are travelling this summer to hot and tropical locations, or live in Western Canada where it’ll be an extremely hot weekend, make sure you take the proper precautions. If you do not, it could lead to dehydration, which occurs when your body loses fluids, mostly water, than you […]

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GroupHEALTH congratulates SSQ Financial Group on appointment of new CEO

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions would like to congratulate Jean-François Chalifoux on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Financial Group. The appointment of the new CEO officially takes effect on September 21, 2015. GroupHEALTH works closely with SSQ to provide value-added benefits for their clients, and is excited to work with Jean-François this fall. SSQ […]

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Cancer

Cancer in the Workplace – How you can help

Your employee comes into your office and tells you they have cancer. It’s shocking and unexpected news, and it can catch you off guard. You may not know what to do or say. When your employee tells you the news, they may not know what the treatment schedule will be. Assure them you will make […]

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Sunscreen is your Friend!

With summer less than a month away, be sure to keep your sunscreen close by to reduce the risk of skin cancer. 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. […]

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Friends with Benefits

“Why don’t you call your article,” Matt Houghton asks, laughing, “Friends With Benefits?” Houghton made the joke when I met him for the first time at last November’s Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) annual conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Toronto. Houghton is the president and CEO of Surrey, B.C.-based GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions and […]

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