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Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits Professionals at Aurora Workplace Solutions Provide Information On Workplace Cannabis Policies

Aurora Workplace Solutions are about creating brilliant futures by developing wealth security for businesses and individuals. As experts in the industry, they keep on top of recent news including changes to relevant group benefit plans, retirement savings options, and guidelines and policies. They also keep their eyes open for informative articles we think are of interest to our current and potential clients. Aurora Workplace Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits and Insurance Professionals! 

Workplace Policy Revisions Regarding Recreational Cannabis

Workplace Policies & Cannabis

Recent changes in the law surrounding the use of Cannabis products in Canada have a lot of employers asking how to handle this in the workplace. This recent article from Global News does a great job offering some suggestions on preparing your organization for handling the legalization of Marijuana and recreational use.

As you can see, now, more than ever, it is important for organizations to ensure they have a good drug policy in place that properly includes provisions for cannabis impairment in the workplace. It’s a good reminder that employers cannot tell their employees what they can and can’t do off duty, but expectations around impairment that could affect an employee’s ability to do their job safely, do need to be clearly outlined.

The legalization of marijuana is still a relatively new issue, but you do need to protect the health and safety of all of your employees with set company policies. As the lawyer from the Global article points out, companies do have to take into consideration the use of medicinal marijuana, so it’s not as simple as having a zero-tolerance policy.

If you have questions about your organization's drug or impairment policy or if you need help creating one, contact the team at Aurora Workplace Solutions.

Aurora Workplace Solutions design & create custom group benefits plans that meet custom organization goals. Read more about their Group Benefits Plans or contact them today to get started!

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Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits and Insurance Professionals at Aurora Workplace Solutions Share Benefit Costs

Aurora Workplace Solutions are about creating brilliant futures by developing wealth security for businesses and individuals. As experts in the industry, they keep on top of recent news including changes to relevant group benefit plans, retirement savings options, and guidelines and policies. They also keep their eyes open for informative articles we think are of interest to our current and potential clients. Aurora Workplace Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits and Insurance Professionals! 

Employers Concerned About Rising Cost of Group Benefits 

Employers and the Rising Cost of Benefits

There is a new survey out from Aon that shows while Canadian employers are highly concerned about the rising costs of group benefits (due to drug expenses), they still prioritize the productivity and engagement of their employees and recognize the importance that group benefits play in creating healthy employees and a healthy work environment.

Canadian group benefit sponsors were surveyed by Aon to identify their Top 10 benefits and workplace priorities. 

The results were:


Top 10 Workforce Priorities

  1. Employee productivity/engagement
  2. Employee wellness
  3. Attracting, retaining employees; developing skills for changing business environment
  4. Workplace mental health
  5. Employee financial wellness
  6. Family support obligations, the effect on productivity and well-being
  7. Chronic illness effect on productivity
  8. Multi-generational workforce
  9. Delayed retirement – productivity and performance challenges
  10. Delayed retirement – employees working past normal retirement age.

Top 10 Group Benefits Priorities

  1. Escalating drug costs generally
  2. Escalating specialty drug costs in particular
  3. Escalating extended health costs generally
  4. Chronic illness effect on plan costs
  5. Need to personalize employee benefits experience
  6. Rising payroll costs (e.g. minimum wage, CPP contributions)
  7. Compliance/governance obligations
  8. Cost-shifting – public to private
  9. The administrative hassle of employee benefits
  10. National Pharmacare discussions

 


“The key takeaway from our survey is that plan sponsors are keenly aware of the need to manage rising benefits costs, but they also put a high priority on ensuring their employees are engaged and healthy,” commented Canadian health & benefits chief actuary Greg Durant. Durant prefaced that although the top priorities sound contradictory, there are ways for employers to achieve a balance – they will just have to “think outside the box” in order to meet both their workforce objectives while creating value for their people. One suggested method to achieve this balance is to create wellness programs that could potentially reduce overall extended health costs.

Aurora Workplace Solutions design & create custom group benefits plans that meet custom organization goals. Read more about their Group Benefits Plans or contact them today to get started!

If you are ready to set up a group benefit or retirement plan, or just want to learn more about their services, just Click Here For A Quote.

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Trusted Saskatoon community welcomes Aurora Workplace Solutions to the Saskatoon Insurance Category

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome Aurora Workplace Solutions Inc. to the Trusted Saskatoon community. They have joined the Trusted Saskatoon insurance category, and offer insurance products, group benefits, retirement plans, seminars, and trainingAurora Workplace Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon Group Benefits and Insurance Professionals! 

Have You Heard of Aurora Workplace Solutions? 

Aurora Workplace Solutions has over 50 years of combined experience in the industry. They have a reputation for working hard to provide new and improved ideas to serve their clients, and they are always looking to offer an outstanding level of care and professionalism. 

Small and large business owners alike are generally spinning lots of plates. They are busy working on and in their business, and they often rely on Trusted 3rd party advisors to assist them with major financial decisions. The categories most need assistance with are insurance, accounting, legal, HR, and group benefits.  Aurora Workplace is a wonderful choice to assist with several of these areas, and they can be counted on to provide the best possible advice and recommendations for each client and their unique needs. 

Collin Willms is well known in Saskatoon, pre-covid he was a regular attendee at networking events, and consistently stepped up to volunteer his time for various local organizations and charitable events and causes. Collin has great personal style and an easy friendly smile, so it is no surprise that he came highly recommend to the Trusted team by his clients. Collin heads up a stellar team of advisors from across Saskatchewan, as Aurora has offices in Saskatoon, Tisdale, and most recently Regina.  

The insurance and group benefits industry is full of confusing acronyms, and there are so many options to consider; getting the right advice is key! It is great to have a trusted local team focused on finding the right options for their clients' individual circumstances. Aurora takes the time to explain the why and the how, they are not the kind of company that you just hear from once a year at renewal time. When we spoke to Auroras clients we heard repeatedly how they considered Aurora to be a part of their team. 

Also, it was noted several times that they go out of their way to get to know their client's businesses really well, this means they can recommend them to their other clients and networks. Collin even went as far as signing up for challenging cross-fit classes with one of his clients Chad, Owner of Synergy Strength and Conditioning,  and now he is a committed cross-fitter who regularly brings guests along, including other clients.  When it comes down to it, the Aurora team are great relationship builders and that is a real strength in the financial industry. 

Don't just take it from us, read the real words from Aurora clients that Trusted representatives gathered. We call and survey the clients of businesses that apply to be a part of Trusted. This is just part of our in-depth Trusted Verification Process and it is a pass or a fail.  We are happy to share that Aurora Workplace Solutions were rated highly by every single client we spoke to, and they passed all of our tests and checks with flying colours. 


"Collin Willms and the team at Aurora Workplace Solutions have been easy, straight forward, and helpful, throughout all our business requirements.  They are quick to respond to questions and offer solutions.  We at CJ Karz auto service are very satisfied with our business with Colin and Aurora Workplace solutions.”- Matt Jamieson and Angela downing at CJ Karz Auto service.


"We've been working with Collin from Aurora Workplace Solutions for a few years now and appreciate their great service and knowledge base. I definitely rate them a 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend them to other business owners looking for workplace benefits for themselves and their employees." Dave - Owner, DDIY Disaster Services & RenosTrusted Saskatoon Disaster Services Contractor



Aurora Workplace Solutions are well equipped to serve any client. If you need help growing your business.  Check out their listing in the Saskatoon Insurance Category

If you are ready to set up a group benefit or retirement plan, or just want to learn more about their services, just Click Here For A Quote

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