bClear benefits
Fall 2013 Newsletter

For Employees

PDF with content especially for your employees is here. You can forward it electronically or print it and post it in your office.

Here is a summary of the information:

  • The new Benefits with Friends referral program
  • Changes to reasonable and customary rates

  • Critical Illness Insurance employees can purchase for themselves and their families - In response to requests from some of our member companies, BCCA Employee Benefits is now able to offer critical illness insurance that can be purchased by the employee for themselves and/or their families. This provides both employers and employees with additional flexible options for coverage. More information on the program is provided in our newsletter for employees. You may also wish to provide the following to your employees:

Brochure on the critical illness insurance program

Application form (print on legal paper)

If you have any questions, please visit our website, or call us at 1 855 9bClear. You can also contact the provider directly at 1 855 368 2920 and reference bClear.

For Employers and Administrators

Customer Satisfaction survey results

Thank you again to all who participated in our annual survey. We are very proud of the results as we saw increases in almost all categories. Our team works hard throughout the year to make sure that we offer you the best customer service and provide the best value in the benefits industry. A few highlights:

  • 87.2% agree that bClear benefits provides flexibility and good selection of benefits.
  • 91.8% were willing to recommend bClear benefits to other companies or associates.
  • 96.9% were satisfied, overall, with bClear benefits.

We are also happy to announce the winner of the ipad mini was Wendolynn Reimer from D/R Energy Wise Distributors. We also gave away 11 mini speakers to participants that were randomly drawn.

Thanks again to all those that participated! We appreciate the feedback.

Benefits with Friends Referral Program

If you know someone in the construction industry who might be interested in a group employee benefit plan, we would like to speak with them to see if they might be interested in the services we can provide. Send us a referral and we'll send you a movie pass for you and a friend. If they become our client, we would offer you one of the following:

  • $100 visa gift card
  • 10 cineplex adult movie tickets for you or you and your staff
  • Lunch for your office or team (up to 10 people)
  • We'll send you a surprise gift basket!
  • We'll make a donation of $100 to a charity of your choice

Visit us online at www.bclearbenefits.ca/benefits-with-friends.asp or send information including your and their name and contact details to info@bclearbenefits.ca. They can also contact us, but they will have to let us know that you sent them our way.

Bill 14 Workplace Bullying and Harassment policies

Is your organization compliant with Bill 14 Workplace BC Workplace Bullying and Harassment policies that came into effect on November 1, 2013? These blog posts provided by The Jouta Performance Group, HR Consultants, provides helpful information on what the policy is, processes that can be put in place and proper training for your organization.

If you need assistance, The Jouta Performance Group can help ensure your organization is both compliant AND taking the necessary steps to truly create a workplace free of bullying and harassment. You can contact The Jouta Performance Group directly at info@jouta.com or 604 488 8885.

Determining Eligibility for a Group Life Waiver of Premium Benefit

Here is a helpful PDF on determining the eligibility for a group life waiver of premium benefit from Great West Life. 

Changes to reasonable and customary rates

As of October 1, 2013, there have been some changes to reasonable and customary limits for paramedical claims. Find out more here.

Some cool tools for you

Here are some interesting tools you might want to consider downloading to your work or home computer:

Worksafe Sam from Worksafe BC  reminds you to take a few seconds and sit up straight or stretch or look away from the computer screen

f.lux  adjusts the light on your computer screen monitor to correspond with the sun or darkness based on your geographical location

Workplace Check  Healthy Families BC has a quick 5 minute survey on healthy workplaces and gives you a scorecard and action steps you can take to improve the health of your workplace

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