Category: Health & Wellness

Big White Ski Pass Contest 2018/19

Welcome to the ENCOMPASS Benefits Youth Ski Pass Contest! ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions is a well-established Benefits and HR Consulting firm that serves clients across Canada. As a team we provide strategic counsel to our clients in the areas of Group Benefits, Pension, Human Resources and Health & Wellness initiatives. This year, one special […]

February is Heart Month

How can YOU make a difference during Heart Health Month Wear red on National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 2nd to increase awareness of heart disease.  Then share a photo of you and your friends in your best red gear on social media with the hashtag #theheartfoundation. February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention […]

January is . . . Alzheimer Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in Canada. It is a progressive and irreversible disease. Sadly, there is no cure – and just as troubling, the number of Canadians who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is expected to double by 2031. While the main risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease […]

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, […]

Retail giant to offer medical marijuana coverage

About 45,000 employees of Shoppers Drug Mart and parent company Loblaws based in Canada will have medical marijuana coverage as part of their work benefits, reports said. An internal memo released last week said this will cover a maximum of CAD$1,500 a year. Claims to insurance provider Manulife “will be considered only for prescriptions to […]

Pharmacare modernizes Reference Drug Program

Effective June 1, 2016: The Ministry of Health is updating and expanding Pharmacare’s Reference Drug Program, with a focus on meeting the medical needs of patients. The Reference Drug Program is a part of Pharmacare, British Columbia’s public drug plan. The program groups certain types of drugs that treat the same illness or medical condition […]

$300 vs. $80,000: Low-cost cure for Hepatitis C in the works

A low-cost treatment for hepatitis C could be available soon. Staff Published Monday, April 18, 2016 A non-profit group is working to develop an affordable treatment for hepatitis C that will cost less than US$300 per patient – a tiny fraction of the $80,000 price tag currently charged by big drug makers to treat […]

Celebrate National Employee Benefits Day on April 2nd

Your health is important – complete the Personal Health Risk Assessment today! – with Great West Life Are your eating, sleeping or drinking habits putting you at risk? Do you know how your physical activities and lifestyle affect your health? To help answer these questions, Great-West Life has enhanced our easy to use online Personal […]

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