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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.

return to work strategies

Effective return to work strategies

Disability Management Institute (DMI) President, Matt Hendrick explains how the right return to work strategies can help reduce the duration of employee absences and generate positive outcomes for both employees and employers. Read more in Benefits & Pensions Monitor  

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Sweatworking

Networking is Nice, but Sweatworking is Better!

Part of what makes working at GroupHEALTH so great is the emphasis placed on health and wellness at home and at the workplace. You can’t walk too far through the office before spotting a well-stocked fruit bowl (help yourself!), and twice a week you’ll look around and think ‘where did everyone go?’, only to find […]

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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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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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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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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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Creating a Respectful Workplace

This past Wednesday was BC’s Anti-Bullying Day (aka Pink Shirt Day), a day where people wear pink to take a stand against bullying, including bullying in the workplace.  As you may be aware, BC passed Bill 14 last year to address bullying, harassment, and violence at work by making amendments to section 5.1 of the […]

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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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Workplace Bullying

Anti-Bullying Day (aka Pink Shirt Day) is coming up next week on Wednesday, February 26 in BC. On this day, people wear pink to take a stand against bullying. The day originated in Nova Scotia, where two teenage boys, David Shepherd and Travis Price, organized a school protest by handing out pink shirts to all […]

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