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In the News: Charity Village, March 30, 2016

How can nonprofits make better decisions about their benefit plans? By creating a benefits philosophy for their organization Our co-principal Andrea Shandro has written an article on this topic for Charity Village, the HR partner for recruitment in the Canadian nonprofit sector. Here is an excerpt...

In the News: IdeaMensch, March 28, 2016

IdeaMensch, a website where entrepreneurs share their ideas and experiences with the community, has featured our co-principals Andrea Shandro and Jennifer Kirby. Andrea and Jennifer shared their everyday habits, as well as advice for other entrepreneurs. Here is an excerpt from the article: We often ask our clients...

Need to Know: Insurance – February 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 Insurance. In this edition of our monthly roundup, we are focusing on the difference between mortgage...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Residual Benefits

What is a residual definition of disability? Disability insurance contracts, whether group or individual, are not created equal and it is important to review the definitions within the contract when reviewing or considering the purchase of coverage. One of the first things to look at is the...

Mortgage vs Individually Owned Life Insurance

Purchasing a home is a great achievement. However, a mortgage is a financial obligation which always needs to be paid-off. This is why insurance companies offer policies to cover your mortgage in the event that you pass away with a remaining balance on your loan. If...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Underwriting

Insurance underwriting is a term used to describe the process of assessing risk. Insurers want to make sure that they are collecting enough premium according to the individual’s risk. We use (the term) underwriting to describe an insurance application process. An underwriter or underwriting department are the individuals who are assessing...

Have you reviewed your benefits package lately?

No matter when your company’s year-end is, the start of a new calendar year brings us all into a fresh, renewed mindset. That’s why we want to share our annual review checklist so you can look back on the past year and plan ahead for...

Need to Know: Group Benefits – January 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 Benefits. Now that we have started the New Year, it may be a good time to...

Revisiting your Benefits Philosophy in Turbulent Economic Times

Lingering market turmoil in Alberta has forced employers in many industries to revisit their employee benefit programs in order to reduce costs. In these turbulent economic times, it is important to review your benefit plan philosophy to determine next steps. Some companies that have traditionally offered...