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January Benefits Newsletter

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In this winter month learn about boosting your immune system, find travel tips and reminders for those of you who are escaping the cold and register for a special HumanaCare session where you can ask an expert a wide range of questions.

The January Benefits Newsletter includes:

Boundaries: Saying "no" is really saying yes to you

Many have trouble saying “no” which is key to boundary setting and effective planning. Our boundaries teach others how we want to be treated.

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"Ask an Expert" - Personal Planning

From budgeting, to creating a will, to getting better sleep and figuring out where to go to find an elderly care home – being in charge of household matters is never as simple as we’d hope it would be. Join HumanaCare (a CloudMD brand) this month to learn more about a wide-range of personal planning and life challenges as we kick off the new year.

January 11, 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30 PM EST

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Immune-Boosting Foods

Boosting your immune system is essential, especially during the winter months when it seems like everyone you know is coming down with a cold or flu.

That’s why we would like to share information on the top immune-boosting foods to keep you and your family feeling your best!

The deadline is approaching quickly to apply for the Advanced Study Grant. If you are considering this or already working on your application, take note that it must be submitted by January 15, 2023. 

Travel Health – What you should know and expect when travelling outside Canada

You’re looking forward to an exciting and happy vacation. But, when travelling abroad, unexpected events can happen. We want to help make sure you have a safe and happy trip, so we have some tips to share – especially if you are travelling outside of Canada.

Please note, the coverage in the group benefits plan is HEALTH coverage. This means the plan covers costs related to your medical care. This coverage does not include trip cancellation. If you would like that coverage, you will need to arrange for additional insurance with the airline or another provider.

Continue reading for more travel tips and reminders.

Spending Account Changes

The benefits redesign became effective on January 1, 2021. In the time leading up the new modular plan, GSI committed to continual review of the success of the plan, based on member and employer feedback, sustainability measures, and benefits usage. In October plan members were advised of changes for 2023. If you missed that email or would to review the information again, please continue to read here.

Looking for Directors

Do you know someone who is interested in the care of those who serve in the ELCIC? If so, then please ask them to consider a position on the GSI Board. The board’s time together provides many stimulating and thoughtful discussions, with a few laughs in between, as well as opportunities for professional development. It’s really a great group of people that has an important mission within the ELCIC.

Have a question for GSI?

If you have a question for GSI, please reach out. Information and resources can also be found on the GSI website.
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