Newsletter

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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28 Jul Legislative Updates: Summer 2017

EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act: Bill-17 brought Alberta up to the employment standards that most other provinces have enjoyed. The changes to the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code will ensure that parents of critically-ill or injured children can take time off to...

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06 Jun Need to Know: Insurance – May 2017

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: Bill S-201, also known as the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GDNA), was passed into law...

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