Introducing Benchmark’s First Workplace Summit coming January 21st, 2021!

We are very excited to announce that Benchmark Benefit Solutions is holding our first Workplace Summit on January 21, 2021! This unique opportunity will be a large virtual event giving us the chance to discuss trending benefits industry topics and connect in an online setting. Between Wellness, Finance, Community Giving, and HR, there is something for everyone at the premier Benchmark event of the year!

Sign up for the event here!

Mark Parnega Takes Us Through His ‘Modern Twists On Classic Cocktails’

Every month Benchmark hosts a webinar where we cover a trending topic in health and wellness, and this month we are doing something a little bit differently for the holidays!

Benchmark is hosting veteran restauranteur and sommelier Mark Parnega to show us some of his personal twists on classic cocktails!

Alberta’s new Biosimilar Initiative will be taking effect on January 15th, 2021, but what is this initiative and how will this potentially impact your benefits program?

To start, Alberta’s Biosimilar Initiative will be discontinuing coverage on several originator biologic drugs. Plan member’s who are affected by this will be required to switch to biosimilar versions, in order to maintain coverage through the province’s drug plan. This initiative will mostly impact biologic drugs that treat autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Neutropenia, and Multiple Sclerosis among others.

In response to this, some benefits providers are creating their own internal legislation that could provide more flexibility for the plan member when compared to Alberta’s new standard, whereas others are following the example set by the Province and are requiring their plan members to change to the biosimilar alternatives on January 15th.

How will this affect your benefits program and employee population?
Read the full article to learn more!

In this month’s Benchmark Team Feature we would like to introduce Nylo Anwaryar, a Benefits Administrator with Benchmark who services and supports our clients as needed. Nylo helps to make Benchmark a leader in health care solutions by equipping our clients with the tools to make the best decisions possible.

Nylo helps Benchmark’s community by answering questions and concerns promptly and professionally to maximize their understanding of health benefits in addition to the webinars and seminars that we run every month! Nylo understands the importance of keeping mental health top of mind and tries to unplug for at least a half-hour every day to help refocus. Check out her mini-interview below:

  1. What is your role at Benchmark Benefits? Benefits Administrator
  2. What is the most rewarding part of your job? Servicing our clients’ needs and supporting them as needed.
  3. What makes Benchmark Benefits the leader in health care solutions? Ensuring our community is equipped with the proper tools to navigate the current landscape and continue to be a source of invaluable information.
  4. How do you go above and beyond to offer value to your clients? We offer ongoing educational webinars and seminars to our community on a variety of topics with industry experts. Further, we ensure any questions/concerns are handled promptly and professionally.
  5. What is one thing you try to include in your everyday life that keeps your wellness & mental health top of mind? Focus on unplugging for even half an hour a day to meditate, take a walk, or simply reflect on your day. It is easy to get tunnel vision, but refocusing and taking a step back is key!

Although it may not be a traditional holiday, we hope you are staying safe with your families throughout this holiday season. From everyone at Benchmark Benefit Solutions, we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holidays!

We will also be taking some time off at the end of this year to start 2021 with a bang.
Please see our holiday hours above.

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