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18 Jul Is Medical Tourism An Option For You?

As health and dental services are becoming increasingly costly for some, Canadians are beginning to look for alternatives to receive the services that they need and keep expenses down. The following is a guest post from Global Health Shift Corp. on Medical Tourism, and why...

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04 Jul Need to Know: Insurance – June 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.  Last month we highlighted why a Health Spending Account, or HSA, is a good solution...

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23 Jun CPP Reform: What’s changed, and what it may mean for you

This week, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial finance ministers agreed on reforms to the Canada Pension Plan. The CPP reform increases contributions from 4.95% of salaries (up to a maximum annual income of $54,900), to 5.95% of salaries up to a maximum annual income of $82,700...

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01 Jun Benefits of Health Spending Accounts

A health spending account is a valuable tool for any incorporated business owner, self-employed individual, or small business employer. Health Spending Accounts, which are also referred to as HSAs or Private Health Spending Plans (PHSPs), provide a way to pay for medical, dental, and vision...

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01 Jun Health and Dental Plans for Retirees

Many people who are considering retirement underestimate the cost of the group benefits that they enjoyed while they were employed. Examples of benefits included in a group plan may include: Semi-private hospital Prescription drug coverage Dental coverage Life insurance and disability coverage Emergency travel coverage With...

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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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