benefitsEnrolling New Employees
Timing is Everything

Enrolling new employees is often a simple process but can have complications. As a Plan Administrator, the goal is to ensure that new hires are enrolled in a timely and correct manner.

The standard waiting period from an employee's hire date to the effective date of their benefits plan is three months (or 90 days); this normally coincides with the employer's probationary period.
  Learn more about timing, late applications and payment options >

HRApplying The Devlin Logic to HR Management
Management by Measurement

'What gets measured gets done'  is a popular saying in the world of incentive compensation design. It also, to some extent, provides context for the organizational challenges surfacing at service providers contracted by the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) through the Ministry-LHIN Accountability Agreements.
Self-Assessment vs Evidence Based Decision-Making >

People Enabling People

We would like to announce our newest partner provider HumanaCare.

HumanaCare, is an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) providing confidential, compassionate support and counselling for individuals experiencing work-life challenges. Usually we can manage life challenges on our own but sometimes personal pressures and problems can overwhelm us and begin to disrupt our lives and may have an effect on our well-being. When you are not sure of what to do next, HumanaCare is there to help.

An EFAP helps to reduce absenteeism, improve employee engagement and productivity while providing tools and support to help employees build resiliency.

CBDCannabis Misconceptions, Stigma and FAQs
Burning Through the Myths

With the legalization of cannabis coming up fast on the horizon, it's time to clear some of the haze around the misconceptions, stigmas and questions around cannabis.
  • Is cannabis dangerous and addictive?
  • Do you have to get intoxicated to get the benefits of cannabis?
  • Can cannabis kill brain cells?
  • Is smoking cannabis much worse for your lungs than smoking cigarettes?
  • Does second-hand cannabis smoke affect non-smokers, including children?
  • What are the effects of cannabis on pregnancy and breastfeeding? 

PharmacyAsk the Pharmacist: Insect Bites and Stings
That's going to leave a mark!

People are spending more time outside with the warm weather and that means greater chances of interacting with nature.  Insect bites and stings are common and usually only cause minor irritation. However, some stings can be painful and trigger a serious allergic reaction. 

An insect bites you by making a hole in your skin to feed or to defend itself. Most insects sting as a defence by injecting venom into your skin.

PillarsPillars of the Community - The Recovery Run
Hosted by Bellwood Health Services, in support of True Patriot Love

Saturday September 15th, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bellwood grounds - 175 Brentcliffe Road (Leaside)
Individual participant: $40
Family package: $100 (up to 4 participants)
Team package: $180 (up to 8 participants)
Registration includes:
5K Run/Walk | BBQ | Access to the Kids Korner | Silent Auction | Live Band and Special Guest Speakers

Registration and event details >
GOLFASSOCIUM Golf Tournament
Fabulous weather and a fun day!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 14th annual Nelson Johnson Memorial Golf Invitational.

A fun day was had by all

2018 Champions

ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events , and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information

Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization.

This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.

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Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent , Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984.