The Top Three Drivers of Rising Employee Benefits Costs

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3 min read Have you noticed recent increases to your employee benefits costs? You’re not the only one. We’re seeing rates go up for a number of reasons, from inflation and heavy usage of certain coverage to incremental increases to the Saskatchewan dental fee guide. Employee benefits costs are based on several different factors like your industry, type […]

Group Benefits Travel Insurance Tips

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3 min read Travel season is around the corner, are you planning a trip for you and your family? We’re hearing that travel is on everyone’s minds after the last few years. So, it’s no surprise if you have your sights set on a trip out of town. But before you pack your bags, don’t forget that your […]

Trending Employee Benefit Plan Concerns

Benefit Plan Concerns

3 min read Benefits Canada conducts an annual survey that takes a pulse on perceptions from Canadian benefit plan members and employers to understand key areas of concern in healthcare and employee benefit plans. The results of the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey have come in and today we’re exploring some of the biggest concerns raised by employers. […]

Pre-Existing Condition Clauses in Employee Benefits

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3 min read In our last post we shared a few features that can give your employee benefits plan a competitive edge, including critical illness coverage and long-term disability. Both of these employee benefits include a pre-existing condition clause, but a lot of people don’t necessarily know or understand how this works. Read on to learn all about […]

Using Employee Benefits to Win the Talent War

Employee Benefits in Saskatchewan

2 min read Did you know that employee benefits can help you win the talent war? It is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit and retain top talent in the workplace. Younger generations of employees in particular are less likely to stay with a company long-term and they carefully evaluate potential employers before accepting a job. Employers need to […]

How Disability Management Programs Support Your Benefits Plan

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3 min read If you’re a benefits plan administrator in Saskatchewan, there’s a good chance you’ve had to deal with a long- or short-term disability claim at some point in time. Disability leave is bound to come up, but did you know that some benefits plans offer a disability management program to address these types of claims? Disability […]

The Importance of Positive Workplace Culture

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3 min read Last month we talked about how building awareness around mental health in the workplace can remove stigmas and encourage open discussion for managers and employees. This is just one of many important elements that come together to create a healthy and positive workplace culture. A company’s culture can have a significant impact on your bottom […]

Travel Plans? How Your Employee Benefits Travel Insurance Works

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3 min read There have been lots of questions coming up around travel lately. It’s important to have a good understanding of how your employee benefits travel insurance works before planning a trip. A typical insured employee benefits plan would include travel insurance automatically built in to the extended health benefit. It provides coverage for an unexpected medical […]

Employee Benefits Liability – Do You Understand The Risks?

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3 min read An important issue for employers to be aware of when setting up an employee benefits plan is making sure you have a good understanding of liabilities that could put your business at risk if the plan isn’t managed properly. Benefits liability risk can be a bigger issue than most people think, and there can be […]

Why Are Employee Benefits Important?

why are employee benefits important

3 min read Employee benefits help cover the cost of health care services that the public system does not pay for. Examples of such expenses include dental care, prescription drugs, eyeglasses and eye exams, travel insurance, massage, physiotherapy, speech therapy and many other medical services and products. In fact, research shows that an employee benefit plan is a […]