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07 Nov Need to Know: Group Benefits – October 2016

It’s time for another edition of our “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Group Benefits. Changes are coming to the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period starting on January 1, 2017,...

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26 Oct Workplace Health & Wellness: Yoga #3

Did you know that yoga reduces stress and increases concentration? That is why we created a YouTube series that features desk yoga moves you can do to keep you from getting too bent out of shape. Up this week: Twisting in Chair As much as we try...

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13 Oct November 2, 2016: HR Exchange – Your Questions. Answered.

Do you have questions about managing performance, termination, compensation, policy manuals? Vital Partners Inc. invites you to attend "HR Exchange - Your Questions. Answered," a free session on November 2, 2016 at the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary, AB. We've assembled a diverse group of HR professionals to answer...

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12 Oct Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Grandfathering

In a previous post, we described how non-evidence maximums impact plan members. Well, imagine an employee who applies for additional life, long-term disability insurance by answering medical questions. That employee is approved, and now enjoys that additional protection. Now imagine that the benefit plan moves to a...

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12 Oct Understanding Benchmarking

“What’s the typical benefit plan? What do most people offer?” This is a common question as we work with clients who have either never offered benefits or who are undertaking a benefits review. The answer is not easily come by. A typical benefit plan differs considerably...

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30 Sep Need to Know: Insurance – September 2016

It’s time for another edition of our “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Individual Insurance.  January 1, 2017 is quickly approaching, and with it, new rules that will affect permanent...

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