Here is a comprehensive compilation of the most creative employee health benefit ideas that enable innovative organizations deliver better value to their employees well beyond dental, health and pension options that most offer in their plans.
These ideas a relevant for all budgets and sizes of organizations and provide a simplified approach to Benefits planning to increase employee satisfaction.
- Health Benefits
- Professional Development
- Vacation time / Leave
- Work schedules
Employee Benefits Ideas – Health Benefits
- As part of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s health benefits plan, the organization offers a health spending account of up to $1,000, allowing employees to top-up coverage according to their personal needs
- CAA South Central Ontario helps employees maintain their physical and mental well-being with weekly onsite visits from external fitness consultants who conduct stretch breaks and lead exercise and meditation classes — additionally, the organization offers a generous health spending account of up to $1,500 which can be used to cover health and wellness-related expenses
- As part of Accenture’s LiveWell 365 initiative, the company encourages employees to maintain or improve their health, offering onsite health screenings across the country and hosting a variety of local health and wellness events
- As part of the organization’s health plan, Dynacare offers flexible options including a health spending account, allowing employees to top-up coverage for expenses such as dental, orthodontics and eye care
- As part of the company’s health benefits plan, Intelex Technologies offers a health spending account of up to $750, allowing employees to top-up coverage according to their personal needs
- As part of the organization’s health benefits plan, Holland Bloorview provides a generous health spending account, allowing employees to top-up levels of coverage according to their personal needs (ranging from $1,000 to $4,500)
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