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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

Is Sitting All Day Really That Bad?

Over the last decade, you may have heard the saying “sitting is the new smoking”. Though research has proven the saying is an exaggeration, scientists also agree that humans are meant to move. Here’s what a combination of excessive sitting (8+ hours per day) and minimal movement is doing to you. Cardiometabolic Risks Healy and… View Article

Kid Solutions to Coping with COVID

September 21, 2020 | FSEAP Solutions “Back-to-school” means something dramatically different this fall, but coping well with changes requires discussing them together as a family. After school, ask the kids how things are going, but expect the usual “hmm … fine.” To identify hidden worries, like bullying or social skills gaps that are causing distress,… View Article

Find the Answer with This Brainstorming Tool

September 21, 2020 | FSEAP Solutions Brainstorming is powerful stuff. A group of people gather to find a solution by generating ideas without filtering, qualifying, judging, or feeling embarrassed about wild ideas. This resource does the same thing—you don’t need others to use this “fast idea generator” tool. Find it at www.nesta.org.uk/toolkit/fast-idea-generator. The worksheet prompts… View Article

Reduce Squabbles to Increase Productivity While Working from Home

Working remotely is the new normal for many employees. This change is requiring millions of workers to adapt. However, when family time increases, so can domestic stress. Add social isolation mandates, and you have a recipe for increased bickering and family squabbles. Have you experienced this “quarantine quarreling”? Has it affected your work productivity? We’re… View Article

Human Resources

A COVID Thanksgiving: How to Celebrate Safely

October 7, 2020 | FSEAP Solutions We are currently in the second wave of the pandemic and it’s crucial that you follow the BC Health Minister’s recommendation of keeping your bubble to a maximum of six people. Medical experts also suggest that over the holidays, you should avoid socializing with those who do not live under… View Article

Kid Solutions to Coping with COVID

September 21, 2020 | FSEAP Solutions “Back-to-school” means something dramatically different this fall, but coping well with changes requires discussing them together as a family. After school, ask the kids how things are going, but expect the usual “hmm … fine.” To identify hidden worries, like bullying or social skills gaps that are causing distress,… View Article

Find the Answer with This Brainstorming Tool

September 21, 2020 | FSEAP Solutions Brainstorming is powerful stuff. A group of people gather to find a solution by generating ideas without filtering, qualifying, judging, or feeling embarrassed about wild ideas. This resource does the same thing—you don’t need others to use this “fast idea generator” tool. Find it at www.nesta.org.uk/toolkit/fast-idea-generator. The worksheet prompts… View Article

News

State of the EBT Address – 2020

At the BCCA Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), the summer months mark the end of our fiscal year, a time of reflection and planning for the upcoming year. This is also the time of year when we normally interact with many of you through community and charity events. Though we regret that we have had to… View Article