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How Health Insurance Can Help You Improve Your Workplace Environment

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A psychologically healthy workplace is a respectful, productive environment that promotes and protects the mental health of employees. Health insurance can be a cornerstone to help your workplace be all that it can be.

A psychologically healthy workplace is a respectful, productive environment that promotes and protects the mental health of employees. When you depend on and care about your employees, you strive to do everything possible to support the wellness of your workplace.

As an employer you can take advantage of the support features of health insurance to tangibly demonstrate to your employees your commitment to retain a strong team and practically provide accessible support when they may need it.

Is there ever conflict in your workplace? It impacts more people than you may think.

When conflict arises in your workplace, its critical to address the needs of all parties concerned to re-establish a harmonious working environment.

While you work to identify what is going on beneath the surface in the workplace discord its important to also recognize the employee’s physical and emotional impacts when a workplace is disrupted, and harmony must be restored.

A complainant may feel fear, stress, and anxiety and even sadness. The respondent may be confused, feel stress and struggle with workload issues.

But don’t forget the impact on your entire workforce. Teammates are also emotionally impacted by conflict – often leading to loss of sleep and increase in illnesses. And that disruption can impact your business productivity as people take time off to avoid the work environment or to deal with their emotional and physical health issues.

Health insurance can help

Health insurance helps employees reduce out of pocket expenses for healthcare costs not covered by their provincial government plan, like prescription drugs, dental care, hearing aids, vision care as well as therapy for mental and physical health needs.

A key component to renewing balance in your workplace environment is ensuring individuals use the tools available to them.

Health insurance has many useful features that you can introduce or re–introduce to your team

  • virtually connecting to professionals via video consultation, with options for convenient appointments you can attend wherever you are without the need to travel
  • access to and coverage for personal counselling
  • health apps and portals with educational tools on strategies to cope with stress
  • coverage for physical relief with massage, chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments and prescription medication
  • behaviour management tools including mindfulness and sleep therapy
  • other cognitive behavioural support

Health insurance can enable all members of your team to speed up getting care by working to shorten the cycle between identifying a health problem and having a clinical solution provided by a healthcare specialist. It helps overcome financial barriers that may delay or stop individuals from seeking professional medical help they need to rebalance.

A strong health plan and education are cornerstones of a solid work environment

When you’re a small business owner, your team and your time are valuable. At SBIS we have group coverage to simplify the selection of health benefits and keep the cost of your group benefits package in check. Your coverage can be as comprehensive and affordable as you like – simply choose the health and/or dental plan that best suits your and your employee’s needs.

If there are gaps in your existing group health plan, educate employees that supplemental health insurance is available to them to ‘top up’ their current group benefits with the extra coverage features they may need for wellness.

Individually owned health and dental insurance plan options are available quickly online or by phone for staff facing job loss, part-time and contract workers joining your teams as well as all other members of your workforce regardless of age or existing health conditions.

Health insurance makes healthcare accessible and economical

Go online for more information on SBIS’ health insurance solutions for employers or call us for experienced guidance on your approach to creating and sustaining a strong work environment supported with health insurance. We have access to almost fifty different plans from many major insurance companies like Manulife, Green Shield Canada, HealthPlus and GMS with many guaranteed acceptance options and no medical questions to ensure enrolling is seamless and hassle-free – and all of your team is covered. We will always help you and your team with free, no-obligation quotes or information packages.

Want to learn more about psychological health and safety in your workplace? Visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s website for an introduction including psychosocial factors and the roles of employers and employees.

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