What happens to an employee’s benefits when they turn 65?

What happens to an employee’s benefits when they turn 65? Well, let me tell you what to expect and how to answer the question of “I’m 65, why do I still need benefits?” The Process: 1. Three months prior to a person’s 65th birthday, they will receive a letter stating that they will be automatically […]

Pets in the Office

With return to the office happening for many, support is greatly needed for our employees.  If you offer a benefits plan, now is the time to add an EAP (employee assistance program) to support the mental health of your staff.Now realistically, this article talks about a much higher investment into mental health, which most small […]

Ontario social workers calling on employers to double mental-health benefits

With return to the office happening for many, support is greatly needed for our employees.  If you offer a benefits plan, now is the time to add an EAP (employee assistance program) to support the mental health of your staff.Now realistically, this article talks about a much higher investment into mental health, which most small […]

Inspiring morning lead by Sarah Jordan, CEO of Mastermind Toys!

Inspiring morning lead by Sarah Jordan, CEO of Mastermind Toys! Thank you to the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce for spotlighting such an incredible leader in our community who during this talk credited her success with surrounding herself with the right people, and creating a culture that fosters creativity and the ultimate customer experience. With young […]

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

We are now in week 3 of our Healthy Workplace Challenge for #HealthyWorkplaceMonth. This week’s focus is improving our mental health through physical health. I know that for me personally, my mental health suffers if I am not physically active. Now, with the days getting colder, this is often the time when people start to […]

Heat Stress and Heat-Related Disorders

The summer heat continues, and as employers we must know what signs to look out for when detecting heat stress. Check out this great resource for the signs and more importantly some ways to prevent:* Wear a hat and or SPF clothing* Keep hydrated and have your employees drink a cup of water every 20 […]

Disability & Critical Illness Insurance Interview

Disability & Critical Illness Insurance Dean Teasdale, President of Norbram Group Insurance, is interviewed on The Humble & Fred Radio Show August 5, 2021 discussing the Chambers Plan and how critical illness and disability coverage is “the good news insurance.” Chamber of Commerce Group Benefits – Group Insurance For Small Business – Employee Benefit Plans […]

Talking About Mental Health with Your Employees — Without Overstepping

When was the last time you checked in with your employees?  This can sometimes feel like you as an owner are playing the role of a therapist.  This is however not the case at all.  By checking in you are fostering an open conversation with your employees about how they are doing.You are creating an […]

Ontario’s Action Plan on Mental Health

It’s not news that the Mental Health of Canadians has been greatly impacted over the past year. – From January to June of 2020 Express Scripts Canada saw an alarming 11% increase in antidepressants – 70% of total disability claims are due to mental health in Canada Ontario’s Action Plan is out, and I am […]

Top 5 Chambers Plan Frequently Asked Questions

At Norbram, our team collectively manages the accounts for over 1500 Chamber Plan clients across Ontario. We’d like to share with you the Top 5 most common plan administration questions we get from our clients, which may come in handy the next time you have a question about your coverage. Question 1: I forgot to add an […]