benefits

Employee Benefit Plan Premium Relief – Coming as early as May

2020-04-18T11:12:44+00:00

Yesterday, Sun Life was the first Insurer to announce that because of plan members inability to access Dental claims given COVID-19 mandated shutdowns of dental practices (and a subsequent move to emergency only services) that they were refunding their (non-refund/non self-funded) dental plans with a 50% premium credit retroactive to April.  This billing premium credit [...]

Employee Benefit Plan Premium Relief – Coming as early as May2020-04-18T11:12:44+00:00

Why Waiving Dental Co-payments is a “No, No”

2020-02-02T15:50:19+00:00

Although dental coverage today is different from true “insurance”, in that the plan sponsors pay for all the claims members use, plus an administration fee to the Insurer, dental coverage is viewed consistently as one of the most important and highly desirable aspects of an employee benefit plan. Recently, dentistry has been under scrutiny. Insurers [...]

Why Waiving Dental Co-payments is a “No, No”2020-02-02T15:50:19+00:00

PocketPills’ Virtual Pharmacy – (Game changer?)

2019-12-02T16:12:06+00:00

PocketPills is an online service that delivers medications right to your door. What has widely been hailed as the ‘UberEats” of pharmacies, PocketPills’ free delivery of pharmaceuticals is an easy way to fill prescriptions and manage medications for consumers in Canada. The pharmaceutical distribution company based out of Surrey, B.C. has a primary goal of [...]

PocketPills’ Virtual Pharmacy – (Game changer?)2019-12-02T16:12:06+00:00

2019 Sanofi Healthcare Survey: Identifying gaps for a changing workforce

2019-07-15T10:39:34+00:00

The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey is an annual report that strives to shed light on topics including workplace wellness, health concerns and the impact of chronic disease. The report tries to identify and address the changes needed from both plan members and sponsors for a healthy workforce. This annual report surveyed 1,505 plan members and [...]

2019 Sanofi Healthcare Survey: Identifying gaps for a changing workforce2019-07-15T10:39:34+00:00

Using Health Spending Accounts

2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00

How Do Health Spending Accounts Work? Plan members can be reimbursed from their Health Spending Accounts for deductibles, coinsurance amounts, or amounts in excess of plan maximums that would otherwise be paid out-of-pocket. Funds in a Health Spending Account can also be used to pay for items not covered under an employee’s health or dental plan [...]

Using Health Spending Accounts2018-04-17T15:55:13+00:00