News

23 Sep When to market your benefits plan

Recent economic shifts have started to affect employee benefit programs in Alberta. Many companies are finding that employees are quickly trying to use their benefits in anticipation that they may lose benefits in the event of a layoff, so renewal pricing can reflect this inflated demand. Insurance...

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16 Sep In the News: Business in Calgary – September 2015

What can employers do to help promote physical and mental health at work? Our principal Jennifer Kirby spoke with Business in Calgary on the subject. Here's an excerpt from the article: According to Jennifer Kirby, principal with Calgary-based Vital Partners, "Although it's really catching on nationally,...

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31 Aug Need to Know: Insurance – August 2015

Welcome to the August issue of our monthly blog series on industry issues, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Insurance. In the June edition of our “Need to Know” series, we provided resources on...

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25 Aug Individual Health & Dental Plans

The changing economy in Alberta has presented an unintended consequence for many: loss of group health and dental coverage. When an employee leaves a group plan, he or she generally has 60 days to convert the group coverage to an individual health and dental program. Insurers...

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24 Aug Why insure kids?

At its root, insurance is designed to protect the financial security of those dependent on you. So why insure children, who have neither income nor dependents? Making sure that parents have adequate coverage in the event of their death, disability, or serious illness should be the...

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31 Jul Need to Know: Group Benefits – July 2015

Welcome to our monthly blog series – a roundup of articles on issues surrounding our industry. Each month we will rotate between the focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month’s focus is on Group Benefits. Pooling has become more common for benefit plans, with...

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30 Jul 5 Questions: Catch Engineering

We are featuring our clients and partners as part of a new series on our blog. For our first profile, we interviewed Hartley Harris, P. Eng., President of Catch Engineering. What is your benefits philosophy? Health and Dental benefits are just a part of Catch Engineering’s strategy...

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