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02 May Need to Know: Group Benefits – April 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 Group Benefits. The Government of Alberta’s budget, which they released last fall, included the announcement of...

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18 Apr Premium Tax Increase

Alberta’s budget, released in October 2015 proposed a range of tax increases. Some of these increases will impact benefit plan pricing in 2016 and 2017. What is the change? Taxes are included in insurers’ premium rates. Consequently, group benefit plan sponsors should expect increases to rates at...

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05 Apr How to Thrive in Turbulent Times

Guest Blog by Oliver Baezner (former VP Big Rock Brewery & Founder, Sonic Breakthrough Coaching) Henry Ford really did get it right when he said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”  I have spoken with many business owners and CEOs over...

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30 Mar In the News: Charity Village, March 30, 2016

How can nonprofits make better decisions about their benefit plans? By creating a benefits philosophy for their organization Our co-principal Andrea Shandro has written an article on this topic for Charity Village, the HR partner for recruitment in the Canadian nonprofit sector. Here is an excerpt...

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29 Mar In the News: IdeaMensch, March 28, 2016

IdeaMensch, a website where entrepreneurs share their ideas and experiences with the community, has featured our co-principals Andrea Shandro and Jennifer Kirby. Andrea and Jennifer shared their everyday habits, as well as advice for other entrepreneurs. Here is an excerpt from the article: We often ask our clients...

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01 Mar Need to Know: Insurance – February 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 Insurance. In this edition of our monthly roundup, we are focusing on the difference between mortgage...

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