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Give the Gift of Life Insurance

Through working with clients over the past 20+ years, we have seen the many benefits of life insurance in action. For most people, life insurance is purchased to ease the financial impact of there is a pre-mature death by providing funds to pay off debt...

Estate Planning – Easy Checklist

Estate planning is not just for high net worth families; it is required by every individual. With a proper and current estate plan, you can dramatically reduce the added strain to your executor caused by the legal and financial issues surrounding the settling of an...

Maternity Leave & Benefits How-to Guide

If you or someone you know is preparing for a maternity leave, we thought it might be helpful to understand some of the choices around benefits and the potential impacts of those choices. Risk of Not Maintaining Benefits Many employees elect to terminate benefits for temporary leaves...

Traveller Stories – Real Examples of Insurance in Action

Recently, TuGo released real examples of travel claims they assisted with in the last year. The stories reinforce the importance of emergency travel coverage and illustrate the limitations of provincial coverage when emergency medical situations arise out of country. Bucket List ATV Excursion - $900,000 9-year Old's...

Medical Marijuana – Quick Facts for Employers

Patient access to medical marijuana has been available in Canada since 2001. But the looming legalization of recreational marijuana has brought the drug into sharp focus for employers curious about how marijuana could impact benefit plans as well as health and safety of the workplace....

Panel Discussion | New Employment Legislation

Your Questions Answered Learn more about how the the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (Bill 17), introduced on January 1, 2018, affects you: How do you implement new overtime pay requirements without breaking the bank? What are the implications for unpaid leave on my benefits plans? ...

Maternity Leave & Benefits | How-to Guide

Maternity or parental leaves are inevitable in almost any organization. But many organizations stumble when it comes to benefits and potential risks to plan members when decisions around these leaves are made. When an employee takes a temporary leave for birth or adoption of a child,...

New Benefits Tax Rules For Employers with Employees in Saskatchewan

On February 26, 2018, the province of Saskatchewan announced that Provincial Sales Tax (PST) no longer applies to individual and group life, health, disability, accident and sickness insurance. This exemption extends retroactively to August 1, 2017. If you have employees located in Saskatchewan, a refund on...

Travel Insurance Risk in Perspective

When you spend your hard-earned money and your time planning the perfect vacation, sometimes the last thing you think about is ensuring that you have adequate travel insurance in place. But the risk of needing emergency medical assistance while you're away is great. We hope that...

Tax Season Preparation – Your personal to-do list

As tax season is approaching we wanted to send a few quick reminders about items to include in your personal return: Medical expenses-qualifying medical expenses may be claimed for a non-refundable tax credit on your personal tax return. Dependents for this credit include those people in...