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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...

In the News: Business in Calgary – September 2015

What can employers do to help promote physical and mental health at work? Our principal Jennifer Kirby spoke with Business in Calgary on the subject. Here's an excerpt from the article: According to Jennifer Kirby, principal with Calgary-based Vital Partners, "Although it's really catching on nationally,...

Need to Know: Insurance – August 2015

Welcome to the August issue of our monthly blog series on industry issues, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Insurance. In the June edition of our “Need to Know” series, we provided resources on...

Insurance jargon, decoded: Reasonable & Customary Limits

For most Albertans, going to the dentist with their group benefit card in hand can be a source of frustration. Benefits offered through an individual health and dental plan or group plan, which may promise to cover 80% or even 100% of a regular check-up...

Individual Health & Dental Plans

The changing economy in Alberta has presented an unintended consequence for many: loss of group health and dental coverage. When an employee leaves a group plan, he or she generally has 60 days to convert the group coverage to an individual health and dental program. Insurers...

Why insure kids?

At its root, insurance is designed to protect the financial security of those dependent on you. So why insure children, who have neither income nor dependents? Making sure that parents have adequate coverage in the event of their death, disability, or serious illness should be the...

Insurance jargon, decoded: Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits Survivor benefits are a part of group benefits programs. If a plan member becomes an angel, his or her dependents get to stay on the benefit program for 24 months. The survivors don’t pay any premiums during the survivor period. Some insurers make it easier...

Need to Know: Group Benefits – July 2015

Welcome to our monthly blog series – a roundup of articles on issues surrounding our industry. Each month we will rotate between the focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month’s focus is on Group Benefits. Pooling has become more common for benefit plans, with...