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Posts from the ‘Employee Benefits Program’ Category

14
Jun

Balancing work and family

We need to learn how to simplify our lives and ask for help

It’s not uncommon to feel completely overwhelmed by things, and to wish that life were simpler and less stressful. Do you feel like you never get around to all the things you’d like to do?

Dealing with life’s countless demands is a constant challenge for many people who can’t find the time or the means to balance their work obligations with their family and social activities. A lot of the time, it’s certain beliefs that prevent them from finding the desired balance. The most common belief is that the situation is only temporary, and that “as soon as this project is finished, I’ll have more time for my family and friends.” This belief may be sincere, but most of the time, it’s not realistic. Read more »

18
Jul

Employers tweaking corporate health plans to appeal to millennial workers

During his three-year tenure as a financial analyst at one of Canada’s biggest banks, Devon Wright never once used his company health plan.

“There was just nothing there that was of any interest to me,” says Wright, 28.

So when Wright quit his job in 2012 to launch technology company Turnstyle Solutions, he decided to create a benefits package tailored to his needs. Read more »

16
May

1 in 3 Canadians Will Become Disabled Before the Age of 65

What you need to know about your Group Long Term Disability
Having a source to replace your earned income in the event of an illness or accident is vital considering that on average, 1 in 3 Canadians will become disabled for a period of more than 90 days at least once before the age of 65.  For those that are disabled for more than 90 days the average length of that disability is 2.9 years.

If you are one of the approximately 10 million Canadians covered under a group Long Term Disability plan (LTD) it’s important to understand what your coverage provides. Don’t wait until after you’re disabled to read the employee handbook, because you could have a few surprises!

Read more »

19
Oct

What stops small businesses from offering benefits?

well-designed group benefits plan can be critical to attracting and retaining the right talent, as well as keeping employees healthy and productive at work.

But for small employers, offering a benefits plan is easier said than done.

While many small business owners want to provide their employees with some degree of coverage, obstacles stand in the way. As a result, many of the almost eight million Canadians who work at a small business are left without coverage, according to 2013 government stats. Read more »