JANUARY
2021
Since 1984
Topics In This Issue
  • Out of Country Coverage Questions
  • Ask the Pharmacist: COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Ontario Declares Second Provincial State of Emergency
  • Work from Anywhere Solutions from Grand & Toy
  • Protect your Organization with a Smart Security System
Employee Group Benefits
Out of Country Coverage Questions
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Travel Insurance
Currently, the most frequently asked questions are about emergency out of country travel insurance (OOC). Although non-essential travel is strongly discouraged, there are still many people who are travelling for work declared essential and a few who have decided to travel for non-essential reasons. Some travel to be with family and others to properties that they may have in warmer climates.
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
Ontario Declares Second Provincial State of Emergency
Updated COVID-19 Screening Tool for Businesses and Organizations (Screening Workers)

On Jan 14th, 2020 the Ontario Government declared a second state of emergency in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Government issued a stricter “stay-at-home” order aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts that individuals have with others outside their households.

Find out key areas of the new Declaration of Emergency that affect businesses.
Procurement and Shared Services
Trusted Supply Chain Partner
Grand & Toy has everything you need as your organization transforms to a hybrid work from anywhere model.
TELUS Secure Business
Less time on your security, more focus on your programs
  • Keep your facility protected with 24/7 monitoring, real-time HD video, guard response, and instant event notifications.
  • Optimize your business with intelligent automation and reporting using smart cameras, sensors and thermostats to help you save time and money.
  • Watch live HD video or use intelligent object detection to be alerted to activity in key areas.

ASSOCIUM GAIN members are offered superior service, at preferred pricing.
Email solutions@associum.com or reply to this email to learn more about protecting your employees and assets with a smart security system.
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.
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