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Top Questions from Employers

As we work with companies to build them better employee benefits plans, the Revolution team hears some common threads in the questions employers ask. We know you have questions - here are answers to a few.

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EAP: Your solution to finding a work-life balance

EAP: Your solution to finding a work-life balance

By Iris Lee

Posted Dec 11th, 2018 in The revolution advantage, Build a better plan, Featured, Health Care Spending Accounts, Employer FAQs

In a perfect world, being able to maintain an ideal work-life balance would be a walk in the park. But how often do we end up struggling to achieve it? Issues that come up out of the woodwork – be they financial worries, emotional well-being or even finding child care – make the impossible task that much more difficult. Although these might sound like common problems, the reality is that they take a toll on our minds and bodies.

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Travel insurance: Out of sight, but not out of mind

Travel insurance: Out of sight, but not out of mind

By Sweeny D'Souza, MBA, GBA

Posted Dec 7th, 2018 in The revolution advantage, Build a better plan, Featured, Health Care Spending Accounts, Employer FAQs, Announcement

Families are putting up their Christmas trees and decorating their homes with poinsettias. Offices around Toronto are full of colour, Secret Santa exchanges, and holiday parties. During the holidays many people go away on vacation with their families and friends – getting away from the concrete jungle and enjoying some well-deserved R&R. Don’t forget your employee benefits plan may cover their out-of-country medical emergencies!

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I’m looking to boost my group benefits coverage for my employees. What should I be shopping around for?

Posted Mar 10th, 2017 in Employer FAQs

Revisiting your group benefits plan design every 3-4 years is a good idea to ensure you are getting the benefit of what you are paying for and are keeping up with changing needs of employees.

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Why is the Long-Term Disability benefit usually paid 100% by the employee and not the employer?

Posted Mar 3rd, 2017 in Employer FAQs

At Revolution, we often advise our clients to implement a 100% employee paid Long-Term Disability benefit to maximize efficiency. Here's why.

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Should I consider Critical Illness benefits for my employees?

Posted Feb 17th, 2017 in Employer FAQs

We definitely urge employer to offer Critical Illness (CI) coverage as a mandatory or at least an optional benefit.

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Why should I consider switching to a generic drug plan when I want to provide the best prescription drugs coverage for my employees?

Posted Feb 3rd, 2017 in Employer FAQs

When it comes to making an informed decision about the drug portion of an employee benefits plan, employers need to know the difference between generic and brand name drugs.

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I am new to Canada and will be starting a business soon. I will need a benefits plan for my new company. Where do I begin?

Posted Jan 20th, 2017 in Employer FAQs

Finding a benefits consultant with expertise in the health care industry will be the first step as they can help you understand and navigate the Canadian health care system.

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How do I know if my plan is missing the mark?

Posted Jan 13th, 2017 in Build a better plan, Employer FAQs

A poorly designed plan can add cost, while also not protecting employees against the most serious medical risks. Here are some areas that can go 'off-track'.

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Should I consider adding Long-Term Disability benefit to my group benefits plan?

Posted Jan 6th, 2017 in Employer FAQs

Definitely! While some benefits consultants may sell cheaper and more attractive plans without a Long-Term Disability (LTD) benefit, a LTD benefit is very important in protecting the financial well-being of employees, since there are differences to the long-term disability benefits. Read on to learn more.

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How do I know which benefits are used most or valued the most by my employees?

Posted Jan 1st, 2017 in Employer FAQs

The best way to evaluate the effectiveness of your employee benefits is to analyze the available data.

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