AUGUST
2019
Since 1984
Topics In This Issue
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation
  • Medical Cannabis Now Covered in Pilot Program
  • Cloud Computing
  • Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy August 30
  • Art With Heart October 8
  • ASSOCIUM Annual Golf Tournament Thank You!
Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation
Why you should choose a beneficiary
Most employee group benefit plans include Life insurance coverage. The coverage is normally in place as long as there is an active plan and the employee is eligible and enrolled. When a plan includes Life Insurance, it is critical that each employee chooses someone to receive the benefit after their death. They can designate anyone they wish – family members, friends or a favourite charity. They can have one beneficiary, or a number of them. Do not leave the form blank...
Medical Cannabis Now Covered in Pilot Program
Up to $1800 of coverage annually for medical cannabis
As demand for medical cannabis continues to rise, cost is becoming more of a concern amongst patients who do not have insurance coverage or those who do not have it integrated into their healthcare plans. Even with medical cannabis coverage becoming increasingly available through various insurance companies and programs, plan sponsors have not been as quick to add it to their benefit plans, leaving patients with the burden of covering their costs out of pocket.
Cloud Computing
How the cloud can help your organization
The term “in the cloud” really means an infrastructure which allows for delivery of computing services on demand, with unlimited information technology (IT) resources. Storage, networks and business applications can be managed and configured with minimum administration. Simply put, it’s a relocation of on-premise servers (and sometimes IT staff) to a virtual environment.
Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy
August 30 to September 2, 2019
The 20th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy will once again take place in Woodbine Park in The Beach, serving up non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment over the Labour Day weekend.
Art With Heart
October 8, 2019
Artwork saves lives. Last year, Art With Heart raised over $750,000 for innovative HIV/AIDS care at Casey House, Ontario’s HIV/AIDS hospital. The 26th annual auction of contemporary Canadian art in support of Casey House takes place October 8th at the Art Gallery of Ontario. For a sneak peek visit...
ASSOCIUM 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thank you for a great day!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Nelson Johnson Memorial Invitational and supported the important charitable work that gets funded because you thought it was important enough to pitch in.
ASSOCIUM Divisions
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. 
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. 
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