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Genetic testing and your insurance

Angelina Jolie Pitt has recently shed light on the risks and benefits of genetic testing from an insurance perspective. Deciding to be testing is a personal decision, but you will be required to disclose the results of the tests when completing insurance applications for life,...

Tax changes coming to permanent insurance

New rules beginning January 1, 2017 will affect the taxation of Canadian life insurance policies specifically relating to the amount of money that can be saved within a permanent life insurance policy. If you are thinking about changes to your existing policies or the purchase of permanent insurance,...

Sources of Disability Benefits

Many individuals wonder if they really need individual disability insurance, and it is only in the event of a claim when clients realize that existing coverage does not provide adequate benefits to maintain their standard of living. The following summary provides a brief description of the...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Co-insurance

Welcome to our new blog series called 'Insurance Jargon, Decoded.' Every two months we will be explain insurance jargon in a way that everyone can understand.  Lesson 1: Co-Insurance Co-insurance is your share of the cost of a particular benefit. For example, if prescription drugs are covered...

In the News: Capital Ideas Calgary – May 28, 2015

Vital Partners' Principal and Co-Founder Jennifer Kirby was one of the entrepreneurs featured by Capital Ideas Calgary and the Calgary Herald today, May, 28, 2015. Jennifer answered the question, "How do you keep current with trends in your industry?" Here is part of her response: "We...

Flexible Benefits for as few as 5 employees

Have your employees ever asked you if they could top up their benefit program themselves? If you offer plan members a health care spending account only, do some of them worry about using it for routine expenses for fear of a larger claim? Employees facing higher dental...

Short-term cost containment strategies for employee benefit plans

Companies in all industries can be impacted by ups and downs in oil prices in this province. Some are asking what can be done to rein in spending on their benefit plan. On one hand, slashing health, dental or group savings plans might help preserve staff...

In the News: Capital Ideas April 16, 2015

Vital Partners’ Principal and Co-Founder Andrea Shandro was one of the entrepreneurs featured by Capital Ideas Calgary in the Calgary Herald on April 16, 2015. Andrea answered the question, “How are you being innovative in your business?” See part of her response below: “This year Vital Partners became a seperate...