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In the News: HUMANCapital Magazine, Fall 2017

Vital Partners Co-Principal has contributed an article to the Fall 2017 issue of HUMANCapital Magazine, the official publication of CPHR Alberta. This issue focuses on the multi-generational workplace, and Andrea's article, entitled "One Size Might Not Fit All in a Multi-Generational Workplace," discusses what employers can...

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...

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...

What is a Health Spending Account, and who can set one up?

Individual health plans and group benefit plans rarely cover 100% of every cost incurred by plan members throughout the year. Business owners and self-employed individuals have turned to setting up a health spending account (HSAs) to cover expenses that would normally be paid out of...

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...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Definitions of Disability

Many people are covered with disability benefits through their workplace, and fewer still are covered by individual disability insurance policies. But what is the difference between these types of coverage, and what does the terminology mean? Group insurance contracts regularly stipulate that you are considered disabled...

Need to Know: Group Benefits – August 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 Group Benefits: Keeping your organization’s health benefits plan in check entails communicating refreshers and reminders to...

Annual Benefits Checklist: Refreshers and Reminders

Maintaining the health of your benefits plan is critical for both the protection of your employees and your organization as a plan sponsor. We could also call this blog post protecting ourselves from ourselves. Employees waiving health and dental benefits: It is common for employees to...