Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program

Have you ever thought of implementing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) into your company?

Some employers look at added benefits like EAP as just an additional expense, but have a program designed to help your employees through personal struggles can be a great investment into your staff and into the well-being of your organization. 

So what is an Employee Assistance Program? 

It is an employer-paid service that provides 24-hour confidential counselling to employees and their dependents. EAP programs can provide around the clock care to people regarding marital issues, mental health and wellness, child care and elder care referrals, alcohol and drug problems, legal and financial advice, grief and trauma assistance, and many other personal conflicts. 

So why will an EAP benefit your company?

It has been shown that employers who invest in their employees yield a positive return. When your employees are taken care of and feel they have an employer they can trust, they are more eager to come into work, to work more efficiently, and are motivated to go above and beyond expectations. 

Further to this, providing resources to employees that encourage their well-being will decrease absenteeism and increase employee productivity. When employees are overwhelmed by personal problems, they are much less productive at work. With the EAP program, your employees are able to speak to a trained counsellor who can provide them with the tools to effectively manage any personal turmoil they are currently experiencing. 

In conclusion:

Employee Assistance Programs are designed to improve the lives of your employees at no extra cost to them. By providing this service as a part of your group benefits program, you are investing in your people and are allowing them the space to thrive in their personal and professional lives, leaving to a more effective and efficient workplace. 

If you're interested in setting up an Employee Assistance Program in addition to your benefits, give us a call. 

If you are a member of the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, your group benefits package already include an Employee Assistance Program and we are happy to provide you with the details. You and your employees might be unaware of this program, but we can provide you with written materials to pass out to staff. 

Gold Key Benefits Group
4732 91 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2L1
+1 877-277-0677
goldkeybenefits.com

my-benefits for Plan Administrators

Looking for an easy way to administer your group benefits plan?

The Chamber Plan offers my-benefits, an easy-to-use online administrative tool that can be accessed by both plan administrators and employees. 

Your plan administrators can use my-benefits to access your firm's coverage and group plan information, they can enrol a new employee, calculate payroll deductions, and even terminate employee coverage. 

my-benefits® for Employers is an online administration tool that allows you to manage your Plan, calculate payroll deductions, enrol employees, and more. Let my-benefits be your online personal...

 

My-benefits provides you with tools and resources to better understand your group plan, making it easy for your plan administrators to access any questions they might be asked regarding employee coverage

Gold Key Benefits Group
4732 91 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2L1
(780) 328-6514
goldkeybenefits.com

Five Reasons to go for a Massage

5 reasons to go for a massage

If you're looking for a reason to go for a massage, look no further! 

Massage therapy has incredible health benefits, including promoting relaxation of the body and the mind. If you work a stressful job, experience chronic pain or headaches, or just need to relax, massage therapy might just be the answer for you! 

Massage can help to relieve stress by lowering your heart rate and decreasing your blood pressure. If your daily responsibilities are causing you a great deal of stress, try a massage to help you relax! 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adults struggle with anxiety disorders. If you're one of them, 60 minutes of massage therapy might help to reduce the anxiety you're feeling, leading to a better quality of life! 

Tension headaches are the most common form of headaches in adults. They are caused by stress and emotional conflicts and they cause your neck muscles, face muscles, scalp and jaw to tighten, causing tension leading to headaches. 

As mentioned above, leading a stressful life can cause high blood pressure. Visiting a massage therapist regularly can help to lower your blood pressure, increasing your overall health and well-being. 

Last but not least, the most convincing reason to visit a massage therapist is to relax. Taking an hour for yourself on a regular basis can help you to deal with life's stressors more effectively and can lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle. Don't be afraid to take the time for self-care! 

The best part about massage -- it's usually covered under your group insurance plan! If you're not sure if you have coverage, or if you're wondering how to make a claim, give us a call and we will help you work through it! 

Gold Key Benefits Group
4732 91 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2L1
1-877-277-0677
http://www.goldkeybenefits.com/

How to Submit a Cost Plus Claim

Wondering how to submit a cost-plus claim through you Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan? Check out this step-by-step explanation below or watch the video for details! 

  1. Login to your admin portal at www.mybenefits.ca
  2. Select 'Form and Tools'
  3. Select 'Cost Plus'
  4. Fill out the information for the appropriate employee
  5. Print the completed form 
  6. Attach the explanation of benefits that corresponds to the claim
    1. A summary can be found on the employee portal in www.my-benefits.ca
  7. Include any additional receipts
  8. Write a corporate cheque to the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan in the total amount listed on the claim form
    1. The employee will personally receive this amount back, less processing fees and taxes
  9. Mail all forms and documents to the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Head office
    1. 1051 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 04R

Still, have questions? Give us a call or send us an email! 

Gold Key Benefits Group
4732 91 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2L1
(780) 328-6514