Extended  Health
two Claims Trend Study 2014

Physical therapy One of our primary benefits partners, Green Shield Canada, recently completed a study of health claiming patterns by age category.  


The results are very interesting and may have impact on how you, as an employer, view your health plan. Until recently, extended health care costs (excluding drugs) did not constitute a large percentage of overall costs.  


More recently, the average has increased to 1/3 of overall claim costs. Even within our block, we have seen a higher than ever incidence of extended health claims exceeding drugs!


Interestingly, plan maximums and plan designs haven't changed much over the past decade yet the claim costs are on the rise.


Read the full report and what the facts reveal >
The Value of Employee Training and Development to Your Organization
three Why should your organization provide training for its employees?


Staying relevant and competitive is the key to maintaining an effective presence in the marketplace.


Providing the opportunity to your employees to advance their competence and keeping them motivated and current with trends and new technologies is fundamental to achieving this outcome.


Providing effective training and competency development for your employees results in many benefits to your organization.


Benefits of providing effective training >

PillarEmbracing Inclusion  
Helping community based non-profits advance inclusive leadership from best intentions to best practices.

The spirit of diversity and inclusion is alive and well in the non-profit sector but sometimes we lack the tools, resources and supports to transform our good intentions into best practices.  To this end, the Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (ONESTEP) in partnership with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are set to launch the Embracing Inclusion Project.

The Embracing Inclusion project will be conducting Inclusion Institutes across Ontario in November 2015 and June 2016.

Learn more about this project & how you can participate >
Pillars of the Community

If you would like to be recognized in this section of our newsletter or website, please forward a short article to admin@associum.com. Your content can include an introduction to your organization to help generate awareness; it can give a history; highlight your mandate; or even give details of an event. It's your space. We would love to help highlight your organization and its initiatives!
golfGolf Tournament - Thursday August 6th 2015 


Come on out for a fabulous day of golf at Whitevale Golf Club, a private course in
a picturesque rural setting near Pickering, and raise money for Broad Reach Foundation.  Broad Reach helps youth aged 12 to 24 use sailing as a learning opportunity to develop confidence, leadership skills, problem solving, and responsibility.  


Take a break from the computer and meet industry professionals and old friends. We have a spectacular day lined up and a hole in one chance to win a BMW! 


Register now for the golf tournament or book your sponsorship!    


The sun setting after a perfect day of golf at Whitevale Golf Club.

ASSOCIUM Divisionsdivisions
Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector. Our goal is to help your organization by providing you access to competitively priced products and services as well as resolving any purchasing issues you may encounter.

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.  

For over 30 years, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services and organizational development.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations for 30 years.