benefitsASSOCIUM Benefits - Is use it or lose it the right approach?
Maintaining the Value of Employee Benefit Plans

Recently, an article offering financial advice encouraged people with employee benefit plan coverage to use as much of their benefits as possible, prior to the end of the year. The author went on to say that, in her case, as she is paying 100% of the cost, she makes sure she uses as much as possible of her dental, chiropractic, massage etc.

If everyone in that group plan adopts the same approach the plan fees are going to consistently escalate.

HRRuminations at this time of the year...
So how about the simple principle of good will to others?

There are certainly many indicators throughout the year that we live in a diverse community as different peoples from different cultural or religious backgrounds observe or celebrate a variety of events, principles, beliefs or practices. But no other time accentuates our diversity as much as the end of a year and the beginning of the next. 

GAINThe Value of Employee Training and Development
Why should your organization provide training for its employees?

As we approach the end of the year, you may wish to have a conversation with your staff members or members of your team in which you have them share what their learning goals might be for next year. Come to the discussion with something helpful you can share and ask them to think about how you can help them achieve their development goals while also building competency in your organization or team. 
Read on to find out why you should invest in your employees >
CBDDo More For Your Cause With Email Marketing
The Email Marketing Success Guide

Email marketing can help you get the word out about your cause and a recent study says 38% of online donors are inspired to give from an email.

Your donors, supporters and volunteers wake up every morning and check their email. More than half of all emails are now read on a mobile device, and over 200 billion emails are sent each day.

Your message should be there too!

Follow this step-by-step plan to send emails your readers will love that drive action to reach your communication and fundraising goals.
  • Plan
  • Design
  • Create
  • Measure
  • Grow
ASSOCIUM GAIN members and partners have access to special pricing and extra e-mail marketing services.

PharmAsk the Pharmacist: Dry and Chapped Skin
What can be done to prevent dry skin?

As the temperature drops in the winter months, many of us will discover that our largest organ (our skin) may start to be noticeably dry. This can cause itching and visibly chapped skin on the face, lips or arms. Dry skin can decrease quality of life and increase anxiety for many when going out in public. The treatment and prevention of dry skin in an important aspect to those who suffer from it.

PillarsPillars of the Community - I Heart Neighbourhood Charity Auction
by The Neighbourhood Group

Show some heart & join us at I Heart Neighbourhood 2019

Building on the success of last year's debut, the I Heart Neighbourhood Charity Auction will bring together friends, neighbours and supporters of a wide spectrum of caring and compassionate community organizations to celebrate the importance of neighbourhood.

The Neighbourhood Group is delighted to lead this unique collaborative fundraising event in partnership with Bellwoods Centres for Community Living Inc., Business in the Streets, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre and UrbanArts to raise much-needed funds to support vital programs and services. Attendees will enjoy an elegant evening mixing delicious fare and beverages with both a silent and live auction, live entertainment, and the opportunity to learn about the work of five local charities. Please join us to champion the crucial work of our participating charities.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre - 50 Carlton Street, Toronto
Early Bird Tickets $100 (until March 31, 2019)
General Admission $125 (after March 31, 2019)

Contact Laina Gibson at 416-691-7407

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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.