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04 Feb Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Underwriting

Insurance underwriting is a term used to describe the process of assessing risk. Insurers want to make sure that they are collecting enough premium according to the individual’s risk. We use (the term) underwriting to describe an insurance application process. An underwriter or underwriting department are the individuals who are assessing...

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01 Feb Need to Know: Group Benefits – January 2016

It’s time for another edition of our monthly “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Benefits. Now that we have started the New Year, it may be a good time to...

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08 Jan In the News: Business in Calgary, January 2016

How has the multi-generational workforce changed the benefits landscape? Our co-principal Jennifer Kirby shared her thoughts in the January issue of Business in Calgary. Here is an excerpt from the article called "Workplace Health and Wellness": "Health and wellness in the workplace is a very hot,...

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30 Dec Need to Know: Insurance – December 2015

It’s time for another edition of our monthly “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Insurance. In this month’s resource roundup, we are focusing on how to financially prepare for possible...

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22 Dec CPP and EI Changes in 2016

What can we look forward to the following changes to CPP, EI maximums and RRSP limits in 2016: Contribution limits The 2016 RRSP dollar limit has increased to $25,370. Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP) - $26,010 Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP) - $13,00 Defined Benefit Pension Plan maximum pension limit (DBPP)...

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