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Important Dates for Arthritis and Diabetes Patients as BC Is Switching to ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

Biosimilar drugs are just as safe and effective as their originator biologic counterparts. The British Columbia government announced on May 27, 2019, that BC PharmaCare is requiring that patients taking three biologic drugs – Enbrel®, Remicade®, and Lantus® – transition to biosimilars. The shift to biosimilars is expected to save $96M over the first three years – as well as use the savings to add other new and/or expensive drugs to the PharmaCare formulary.

Retiring Unexpectedly? Here’s How Your Advisor Can Help

For most of our working lives, retirement can feel like a distant dream. But a sudden and unexpected change in the latter stages of your career can mean that, ready or not, your retirement is happening right now. The thought of retiring before you had planned to can be dismaying. But don’t panic: book an appointment with your advisor and ask them a few key questions…

Managing “Medical & Recreational Cannabis” in Your Workplace

On 17 October 2018, cannabis was legalized in Canada for recreational purposes, and no doubt managing cannabis in the workplace is going to be on employer`s minds as we look towards 2019.

Making Saving Easy & Affordable:

Dollar-Cost Averaging

Many people believe that they need a large sum of money to start investing. Even if you don`t have that kind of money and looking for a disciplined saving strategy, perhaps dollar-cost averaging might be the right strategy for your retirement plans.

Understanding The Risks ” Type 2 Diabetes”

Do you, a friend, or a family member struggle with diabetes? Especially Type 2 diabetes depends on a combination of risk factors such as genetics and lifestyle. You can`t change the genetic risk factors; however, you can do control the risk factors associated with your lifestyle.

Getting Ready For Retirement Like an

“Olympic Athlete”

Are you approaching or have recently begun investing for your retirement? Thinking about what your financial future might look like during your retirement years?
Setting realistic financial goals and building an effective retirement strategy are positive practices at every stage of our lives to maintain our lifestyle after our working years.

How to Register and Submit Claims via Online Services

Today, insurance companies are continually investing additional resources in improving their customer experience, and in providing the most user-friendly claim systems available for all types of clients.

If you are:
• a new employee joining to the team,
• an employee who didn’t have time to register to online services or
• an employee who needs assistance with the registration, please keep reading this issue to learn how to register and navigate through Sun Life Financial`s mysunlife.ca; and Great-West Life`s GroupNet systems.

Many Natural Disasters Arrive Without Warning, So Be Prepared:

Emergency Preparedness

We cannot shy away from what may happen because disasters can occur at any time with little to no warning. However, we can remind ourselves that we are not immune to them. It is never too late to prepare!

 6 Steps to a Perfectly Insured Trip &

Filing Prescriptions Through the Mail

In this issue, we talked about two topics;

  • 6 Steps to a Perfectly Insured Trip: Avoid Nasty Surprises with Your Group Benefits Plan
  • My Plan Has an Option for Filling My Prescriptions Through the Mail. It Seems Convenient But Is It Safe?

The Importance and Strategic Value of Having a Group Retirement Plan

In this issue, we talked about;

  • Why Employees and Employers Should Be Talking About Well-structured Retirement Plans
  • Why Majority Of Private Canadian Companies Are Hesitant To Offer Retirement Plans

Utilizing Our Healthy Lifestyle in a Fun & Engaging Way: Gamification

In this issue, we talked about;

  • How Gamification can help us to improve our Health, and build Strong Family Dynamics
  • How companies leverage from Gamification and improve Employee Happiness, Health, and Productivity.

How the Latest CPP Changes Will Affect the Economy, Small to Midsize Businesses, and Your Financial Plans

In this issue, we talked about;

  • The reasons for CPP expansion,
  • Common misunderstandings about CPP changes,
  • Who is going to benefit the most from CPP changes,
  • How the CPP changes will affect your income, the economy, and employment.

How Millenials Reshape Our Workplace and Benefit Programs

In this issue, we talked about how Millennials are transforming company benefit plans, what they want from companies and what kind of health problems they are dealing with.

Employee Assistance Programs:

Facts with Numbers

In this issue, we talked about the Return on Investment for Employee Assistance Programs and how Employees and Companies can Benefit from it.

Presenteeism In the Workplace

In this issue, we discussed Presenteeism and Millennials in the workplace.

Flu Season is Here Again!

In this issue, we discussed the upcoming flu season and how to prepare for a major emergency.

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