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Need to Know: Insurance – October 2015

Whether you are fully employed with a secure job, or thinking that you might be affected by the restructuring and layoffs, you might be wondering if your group life insurance coverage is enough. This month, we are sharing resources on when to top up your...

When to top-up your group life insurance coverage

Have you ever wondered whether your group life insurance coverage is enough? Many companies offer employees life insurance benefits based on a multiple of salary or a flat amount that seems like a “high enough” number. But group life insurance doesn’t always fit every situation. Often...

In the News: Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Oct. 9, 2015

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) helps women across Alberta build successful businesses. This month, our Principal and Co-Founder Andrea Shandro was one of their featured guest bloggers. Andrea's article, entitled "I'm a start-up company, so why would I want to offer benefits?" was published on Oct. 9,...

In the News: BeLocal.org, Oct. 1, 2015

We are proud to be a member of REAP Calgary, a "not-for-profit association for locally owned businesses that care about the community and the environment." REAP Calgary recently featured our sustainability efforts on their website, BeLocal.org. You can find the full article here. We're also pleased to...

Need to Know: Benefits – September 2015

Companies might be tempted to look into market their benefit plans, especially in Alberta where costs and potential layoffs are affecting the market. Here are some good resources on what to consider when looking for a new benefit plan. Check out our post on the reasons...

Best Practices in Plan Administration

One of the biggest worries that a new plan sponsor has in implementing a group benefits plan is the ongoing administration of the plan and making sure that the plan is running smoothly. The plan administrator, who may or may not be the owner of a...

Insurance Jargon, decoded: Conversion

This month, we talked about why it’s important for plan administrators to manage terminations properly when employees leave a group benefit plan. One of the main reasons that this is important is to notify that departing plan member of their conversion options. But what is conversion?...

In the News: HUMAN Capital Magazine, Fall 2015

Vital Partners Co-Founder and Principal Andrea Shandro has an article featured in the Fall 2015 edition of HUMANCapital magazine. HUMANCapital is the HRIA's quarterly member’s magazine. Each issue delivers strategic advice to help inform human resources and business leaders. Check out this excerpt from the article: Benefits renewals...

Event: Employment Law Refresher

We invite you to join us for an informative session on navigating employment law. Vital Partners has teamed up with Carbert Waite LLP for this great session. Our goal is to provide you with concrete tools to navigate employment law. Employment Law Refresher - Top 5...

When to market your benefits plan

Recent economic shifts have started to affect employee benefit programs in Alberta. Many companies are finding that employees are quickly trying to use their benefits in anticipation that they may lose benefits in the event of a layoff, so renewal pricing can reflect this inflated demand. Insurance...