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21 Feb Tax Treatment of Group Benefits

Need a refresher about the taxation of benefits premiums? This handy guide can help ensure that your payroll and tax reporting aligns with provincial and federal requirements: Click here to download our Group Benefits Taxation; Quick facts...

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21 Feb How Bill 17 Will Affect You

Many businesses are unaware of how the recent introduction of Bill 17 in Alberta will impact their business, their benefits, and compensation for all employees. The Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act came in to effect 1 Jan 2018 with the intention of modernizing provincial workplace...

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21 Feb Duty to Accommodate, Made Easy

During Vital Partners’ recent panel discussion on Disability Management, panelists Jill Wilkie of Miller Thompson, Carol Laisnez of Dynamic Insight Corp., and Alannah Turner of Salopek Associates Inc considered duty to accommodate and provided examples of how these manifest in the workplace. Under Human Rights Legislation,...

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14 Nov New Dental Fee Guide for Alberta

You may have heard that the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADAC) recently released its first new Dental Fee Guide since 1997. The ADAC fee guide and details can be found here: Alberta Dental Association and College Dental Fee Guide How will this affect benefit plans? This...

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14 Nov E.I. Premium and Maximum Increases for 2018

The federal government has announced an increase in the employment insurance maximum insurable earnings for 2018. Starting on January 1, 2018, the maximum insurable earnings will be $51,700 per year. The maximum benefit amount will then be $547 per week. Benefits plans that participate in the...

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06 Oct Travel Coverage for Family Getaways

Increasingly, baby boomers are considering multi-generational vacations. When planning your next family vacation, here are a few important tips relating to travel coverage: Check your existing policies to make sure who is covered. The definition of “family” can vary between insurers. Are there discounts available...

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