How Employee Benefits Can Help You Build an Inclusive Workplace
A more inclusive workplace is something most employers now recognize as a really good thing for business, usually because they see it as helpful in building a healthier work environment.
Healthcare Costs You Need to Consider in Your Financial and Retirement Plans
One of my favourite quotes is one that impacted me the first time I read it several years ago – and it continues to impact me to this day.
The Great Savings Challenge of 2023
Is saving more money at the top of your financial goals for 2023? If so, you’re not alone.
The Benefits of Continuing Your RRSP Contributions During an Economic Downturn
It’s RRSP season – the same as it is every year at this time – but this year, things feel very different for many Canadians. This year, there’s more stress. And for many Canadians, there’s a whole LOT of stress.
How the Group Benefits Plan You Provide Your Employees Helps Look After Their Loved Ones Too
When most people think about what it takes to help protect their loved ones’ financial security, they tend to think about life insurance – and it makes sense.
What is Socially Responsible Investing?
What does it mean to be a socially responsible investor, and do you currently hold socially responsible types of investments in your current investment portfolio? This is a growing segment in investor’s investment portfolios and many new investments are now geared towards companies with strong strategies to improve our world
Becoming an Employer of Choice for a Healthier Bottom Line
What does it mean for your business to have a healthier bottom line? This typically means your business is doing well and you are making money. But how do you get there? Having happy, healthy employees is a big part of this.
How to Set and Find Your Path With Goal Planning
What would our lives be like if we didn’t have something to look forward to or something to aspire to achieve? When I first started my career years ago, I was told to set goals every year. Initially I focused these goals around business and finance, and never paid any
The Importance of Benefits Plan Administration Tasks
Plan administration is an important job! An eligible employee who is not insured correctly or who has not been offered benefits can not only have a negative impact on the employee’s well-being but it can also pose liability issues for you and the business. What types of plan administration tasks
How to Make the Most of Your RRSPs
Matching each saving option to your specific financial situation Building savings can be challenging; after all, there are plenty of other things to spend your money on.
How the EI Premium Reduction Program Benefits Employers and Employees With Group Short-Term Disability Insurance
What is the EI Premium Reduction Program? The Employment Insurance (EI) Premium Reduction Program is a government incentive that allows employers to pay EI premiums at a reduced rate if their employees are covered by group Short-Term Disability insurance.
Are You Asking the Questions You Need to Be Asking Your Benefits Advisor?
Your benefits advisor is undoubtedly an essential hire. Not only does he or she help impact your company’s bottom line but your advisor also plays a critical role in helping you look after your valued employees and their families. But how can you be confident you’ve made a good hire?
If You Don’t Make It Home Tonight, Will Your Family Be Okay Financially?
One of the most uncomfortable things that you can – and must – think about is what your family will do if you pass from a terminal illness or the unexpected happens and you don’t make it home tonight.
Do You Know Just How Much an Employee Benefits Plan Can Do to Take Care of Employees and Their Families?
When employees think about their benefits plan, the benefits that most often come to mind are for prescription drugs, massages, and maybe a dental check-up every year. However, I’m confident that if you were to ask any Benefits Advisor or Consultant, he or she would swiftly tell you that benefit
Up to Date or Out of Date? Everything You Need to Keep Current in Your Financial Plan
It seems like just yesterday that we first started hearing about the COVID 19-virus, and now it’s been almost a year of uncertainty with only a blurry horizon in the future. What that horizon will look like, or when we will reach it, is still unknown but the hope is
Here’s Why the Strength – or Weakness – of Your Workplace Wellness Culture Impacts Your Company’s Bottom Line
The 2020 edition of the Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey – arguably the most reputable and referenced healthcare survey in the country – makes clear that a positive workplace wellness culture is key to a business’s success. But why? Simply put, a strong wellness culture plays an important role in employee
The Life-Changing and Far-Reaching Benefits of Business Coaching
In 1991 I joined a coaching program called The Strategic Coach which was run by Dan Sullivan out of Toronto. The program has since gone international and has thousands of participants involved globally. Put very simply, it is intended for individuals who are interested in growing both personally and professionally.
The Future is Flexible: Flex Benefits for Employee Wellness
The Future is Flexible: Flex Benefits for Employee Wellness A proper employee benefits program is a quintessential tool in helping to ensure employee health and well-being. As long as your employees utilize the program, it can help keep them healthy, happy, and focused at work.