Timely Employee Enrolment and Termination

Some of the more important aspects of the plan administrator's job include the enrolment of new employees into the benefits plan and the removal of employees who are leaving the plan. Periodically, ASSOCIUM Benefits will present a webinar for plan administrators outlining these risks and how to avoid them. In the past, we have discussed the various liabilities and risks related to plan administration. What follows is a discussion of the risks involved if timely employee enrolment to or termination from benefits plans are not respected.
Digital Business Systems Explains Managed Print Services

What is "managed print services" (MPS)? The managed print services definition is broad, but the end result is simple: gaining visibility and control of your printing, which helps you save money and boost productivity. Managed print also helps you improve environmental sustainability and document security.

By "printing," we mean the total cost of managing and optimizing your printers, their output, and the people and processes that support these devices.
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Updating Risk Assessment Tools

In today's knowledge based economy an organization's ability to collect and leverage corporate knowledge is a form of competitive advantage. Most corporate functions (e.g. human resources, finance) have some form of audit process to capture insights and lessons learned as a basis of fine-tuning function capabilities to meet future needs. Audit findings can impact operational efficiency, for example, by identifying process improvements. They can also impact leadership effectiveness.

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New Medications Advantages vs. Disadvantages

Does newer always mean better? Electronics, cars, and other items are being invented faster and are more technologically advanced but they are not without their problems.  Recent reports have detailed massive product recalls from phones to car airbags. In the pharmaceutical industry, the same assumption that newer medications are better holds true in the minds of health care professionals and patients alike. But is this assumption true? Many factors need to be taken into consideration when deciding if a medication is safe, effective, and the best option for you.

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eventsUpcoming Events
ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events, and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information so that we can post it for you - complimentary for ASSOCIUM GAIN members. Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization. This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.
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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.

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.