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4 Possible Reasons Why Your Travel Claim is Denied

Planning a trip abroad is an exciting process. You get to choose the perfect accommodations, research fun activities and explore new cultures. The last thing on your mind is something could go sideways. Thankfully you have travel insurance! Travel insurance offers peace-of-mind when planning a big trip. If you’re a member of the BCCA Employee… View Article

Health & Wellness

The Harmful Effects of Loneliness

Loneliness has been a cause for concern for some time now, but even more during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all felt it to a degree and understand how it can negatively affect our self-image. Did you know that loneliness is a bigger factor in increased mortality than smoking, obesity or sedentary lifestyles? Despite the restrictions lifting… View Article

4 Reasons Construction Workers Need to Get Vaccinated ASAP

Though most people infected with COVID-19 will experience mild effects, the effects of COVID-19 are so variable that regardless of if you have a mild case or no symptoms at all, it’s important for your well-being to get vaccinated.  Here are 4 reasons construction workers need to get vaccinated right away. 1. You’re asymptomatic 25%… View Article

[WEBINAR] Introducing MindBeacon: A New Kind of Mental Health Therapy

54 percent of Canadians experiencing mental-health issues haven’t sought medical support. These issues can lead to increased absenteeism, presenteeism, and decreased productivity. That’s why it’s imperative you remind your team about resources, such as MindBeacon, available under their benefits plan. MindBeacon is affordable, accessible, and effective mental health care. It’s changing the therapy landscape for… View Article

Human Resources

[WEBINAR] Introducing MindBeacon: A New Kind of Mental Health Therapy

54 percent of Canadians experiencing mental-health issues haven’t sought medical support. These issues can lead to increased absenteeism, presenteeism, and decreased productivity. That’s why it’s imperative you remind your team about resources, such as MindBeacon, available under their benefits plan. MindBeacon is affordable, accessible, and effective mental health care. It’s changing the therapy landscape for… View Article

BULLETIN: Greenshield Canada Announces New Services – Virtual Orthodontics and Pharmacogenetic Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing Effective Mar 1, 2021, GSC will add Pharmacogenetic testing through GenXys as standard medical services benefit under Diagnostic Services/Laboratory Tests. Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is a form of “personalized medicine” and is one of several genetic testing available for medical purposes. The test determines whether a person has certain genetic mutations that are known to influence their… View Article

Politics and the Workplace

October 26, 2020 | FSEAP Solutions It’s common courtesy to avoid political discussions at work. Still, they do happen. If resistance is futile, these tips can help prevent a fracas: 1) Learn to self-intervene. When tension builds, move the discussion along to more work-related matters. 2) Check your visceral reaction. Politics prompts a “flight or… View Article

Member Diaries

I Feel Lonely Even Though I’m Married

Cameron has always been a fun-loving, social guy. When he would hang out with his friends, he was always cracking jokes and was the life of the party. His friends and family loved him and missed him when he couldn’t attend special events. Then the pandemic hit. At first, he was adjusting fine. He enjoyed… View Article

News

BULLETIN: Greenshield Canada Announces New Services – Virtual Orthodontics and Pharmacogenetic Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing Effective Mar 1, 2021, GSC will add Pharmacogenetic testing through GenXys as standard medical services benefit under Diagnostic Services/Laboratory Tests. Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is a form of “personalized medicine” and is one of several genetic testing available for medical purposes. The test determines whether a person has certain genetic mutations that are known to influence their… View Article

BCCA Employee Benefit Trust Introduces PocketPills Pharmacy!

We are pleased to announce that the BCCA Employee Benefit Trust has partnered with PocketPills – Canada’s #1 digital pharmacy to give you a “stay home, stay healthy” option for your medication needs. As part of your coverage through the BCCA Employee Benefit Trust, you can now fill and manage your prescription from the convenience… View Article

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