Privacy Law: What’s the Big Idea?

Privacy Law: What’s the Big Idea?

So, you’ve probably heard about privacy law. And you’ve probably heard about the idea that you need to consent to the use your personal information data. And you might have even heard about some of the specific acts that are meant to protect your personal information. But, if you are like most people, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about the base idea that holds these laws together.…

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Increase Employee Productivity and Satisfaction Through Exercise (at Work)

Increase Employee Productivity and Satisfaction Through Exercise (at Work)

We all know that exercise is good. It’s common knowledge that proper exercise can work to prevent weight gain and even help maintain weight loss. It is also well acknowledged that exercise can help to reduce the likelihood, and sometimes even prevent, certain diseases and health conditions. But did you know that regular exercise also helps improve your mood?…

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What is a Spending Account?

What is a Spending Account?

Have you heard any of the acronyms: HSA, PHSP, TSA, LSA, WSA, FSA (yikes)? Or the term "Health Spending Account"? In this article we'll explore what health related spending accounts are and the various types of spending accounts that exist. Employee spending accounts are becoming quite common as a means of supplementing existing employee benefits plans.…

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Eligible HSA Expenses List

Eligible HSA Expenses List

A Health Spending Account (HSA) is a group benefit that an employer can make available to its employees to cover eligible healthcare related expenses. Qualifying expenses are governed by the Canadian Income Tax Act. Need to know if an expense is covered? Checkout this handy table of eligible HSA expenses.…

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Meet Effortless Admin’s Newest Partner: HRWARE

Meet Effortless Admin’s Newest Partner: HRWARE

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with HRWARE to integrate their Aperio HR platform with Effortless Admin. We at Effortless Admin take pride in our focus to be the best at what we do: Benefits. We are ecstatic to have a Canadian HR product partner that takes the same pride in their focus on Human Capital Management.…

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What we Love About our Azure Cloud

What we Love About our Azure Cloud

June 16, 2018 was a big day for the Effortless Admin platform. For the many advisors, plan administrators and employees that use the platform, this would have seemed liked any other day. But behind the scenes a significant change had occurred. This was the day that we retired our physical servers and embraced the robust and powerful cloud computing service created by Microsoft, and loved by countless tech giants… namely, Microsoft Azure.…

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(Mis)perceptions of the State of Benefits Admin Technology

(Mis)perceptions of the State of Benefits Admin Technology

We live in interesting times when it comes to insurance technology (insurtech). According to cbinsights.com, in the United States alone, more than $2.56 billion has been invested in insurtech startups in 2018! Huge investments are being made in projects and programs to change an industry that has been traditionally dominated by manual processes and paper. Benefits administration in particular is one area in which tech investment is long overdue. Over the past few years the Canadian market…

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How Leading Benefits Administration Platforms can put You in Control of Your Data

How Leading Benefits Administration Platforms can put You in Control of Your Data

Administering employee group benefits plans directly with insurance carriers, or through many ben-admin modules in HRIS platforms, comes at a cost. Some obvious, like a lack of robust data compliance built into these systems, which results in liabilities in the way of plan member data errors. Some, less obvious but still significant, like: the lack of robust data retention.…

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Meet Effortless Admin’s Newest Partner: BambooHR

Meet Effortless Admin’s Newest Partner: BambooHR

We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with BambooHR to help take your HR product stack to the next level. Integrating BambooHR with Effortless Admin reduces your workload and the risks associated with duplicate data entry by automatically pulling employee information from BambooHR into the Effortless Admin platform.…

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How a TPA Increases Flexibility

How a TPA Increases Flexibility

In previous articles we covered various third party administrator (TPA) topics including: what a TPA is, and how some TPAs can lower the cost of administration. This article looks at how a TPA can streamline group benefits administration for your company while also giving your company the opportunity to offer best-in-class benefits to your employees. The most common way in which a TPA can increase flexibility is by offering a centralized, robust employee benefits administration system that…

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