DECEMBER
2020
Since 1984
Topics In This Issue
  • Burnout - It's real, tips to manage
  • Ask the Pharmacist: COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Human Resources - Recruitment and On-Boarding
  • RRSP and TFSA - What is the difference?
  • Thank You from ASSOCIUM
Employee Group Benefits / EAP
Anxiety and stress due to the pandemic is real
Tips on How to Combat Pandemic Burnout from HumanaCare
We have been living with the coronavirus for most of 2020 and the spread of COVID-19 is still going strong in many areas of the world. Here are a few tips to help you manage all of the things you can't control.

  1. Find those uplifting and close social supports and keep them near
  2. Express kindness and compassion
  3. Create new routines and practice healthy behaviours
  4. Focus on the present and find gratitude in simple tasks
Ask the Pharmacist: COVID-19 Vaccines
Where to get information on the vaccine in Canada
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Free vaccines will be available to everyone who lives in Canada over the course of 2021. Visit the Government of Canada website to find out the following:

  • Authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada
  • Who will get vaccinated first
  • Monitoring COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness
  • Securing vaccines for everyone who lives in Canada
Human Resources Consulting
Recruitment and On-Boarding
We can help find your new team members

A productive, high performing, diverse workforce provides a key advantage for organizations determined to succeed in a competitive marketplace.

ASSOCIUM's Recruitment and On-Boarding Practice

  • Recruitment process review and design
  • Pre-screening & short-listing
  • Offers of employment and employment contracts
  • Recruitment activities at all levels
  • Reference and background checks
  • Employee documentation
Procurement and Shared Services
Membership Benefits
What does a Co-operators Group RRSP / TFSA offer?
Together with the Co-operators, ASSOCIUM offers a simple and effective way for organizations of any size to support their employees. Encourage employees to save for their future with a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) and Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA).

Employees enrolled in these plans have no administration fees, low management fees and a wide range of investment options under one plan.

It's easy to manage RRSP and TFSA plans online, change investments according to investment style, and be secure in the knowledge that a leading Canadian co-operative company manages your group retirement and savings plan.

To learn more about these plans email solutions@associum.com or reply to this message and schedule a meeting with an advisor from the Co-operators.

What is the difference between an RRSP and TFSA?

Both TFSAs and RRSPs can ease your tax burden and help your money grow. Your choice depends on factors like your reason for saving, your time horizon, and your current and future tax rates.
Thank You from ASSOCIUM
What a year!
To all advisors, clients, members and partners please take some year-end time to unwind and relax.

Thank you for continuously working as a team to meet all parties where they are and helping to move them forward.

Wishing everyone health, happiness and peace.
ASSOCIUM Divisions
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.
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.
Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants provides specialized human resource services, organizational development and expertise across a broad range of services.
Save money in all areas of your operational spend. Engage in shared services and group purchasing for your people, technology and product solutions. As a national affinity program, ASSOCIUM GAIN has huge buying power, which translates into significant discounts for our members. Membership fees are set annually according to the size of your organization and operating budget.
 Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984. 
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