Category: Employee Assistance Program

Top Wellness Trends for 2018

Benefits Canada highlights the top Canadian wellness trends we’ll see in workplaces in 2018.  Read the full article here Mindfulness  Research shows that practicing mindfulness can improve stress management and promote self-care, enabling employees to make better choices both at home at work. Personalized wellness coaching Wellness coaching uses a one-on-one approach that provides support, […]

EI Premium Reduction

EI Premium Reduction Service Canada allows employers who provide their employees with a short-term disability plan (and if it meets certain requirements), a reduction in their Employment Insurance (EI) premiums from the standard rate of 1.4 times an employee’s EI premiums. Evidence of the employer’s commitment to provide a short-terms disability plan is required, typically in […]

Alberta sees 10.7% jump in EI beneficiaries in April

Alberta sees 10.7 per cent jump in EI beneficiaries in April Marks sixth consecutive month of EI growth – OTTAWA (CP) — April was the fourth month in a row that Alberta had the biggest increase in the number of people on employment insurance, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday. The province saw a […]

3 Part Series on Mental Health – Part 3

Employers and dealing with Mental Illness in the workplace Since only 23% of employees would talk to their employer about their mental illness, many organizations choose to take responsibility through providing mentally healthy environment and caring about the wellbeing of their employees. It takes some extra work, but with one in three workplace disability claims […]

Today’s Benefits/Pension Education Session – Great Turnout!

The ENCOMPASS Team was pleased to see so many Okanagan organization’s attend today’s Breakfast Education Session. The speakers and topics were very informative. Topics included: Drugs – Are you ready for this freight train of change? – Presented by Harold Gutovich, a Prescription Drug ‘Expert’ from Great-West Life. Pooled Registered Pension Plans – The Latest Update  […]

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