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In the News: Capital Ideas Calgary, Nov. 12, 2015

Jennifer Kirby, one of our co-principals/co-founders at Vital Partners Inc. is the featured entrepreneur in Capital Ideas Calgary, published in today's Calgary Herald. This week's question is, "How do you maintain motivation in your staff?" Jennifer says communication is key. View her full response here, or...

Term Insurance – What’s in it for me?

Clients will frequently ask whether term or permanent insurance represents the best solution for their needs. But the truth is that it can be a complex answer that requires a bit of soul searching, some forward thinking, and budgeting. What is term insurance? Term insurance is basically...

Insurance Jargon, decoded: Any Occupation

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Any Occupation Disability benefits – or income replacement if you are unable to work due to an accident or illness – are an important piece of our financial security. Most group insurance contracts include policy definitions that differ slightly in terms of the...

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?...