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5 Questions: Catch Engineering

We are featuring our clients and partners as part of a new series on our blog. For our first profile, we interviewed Hartley Harris, P. Eng., President of Catch Engineering. What is your benefits philosophy? Health and Dental benefits are just a part of Catch Engineering’s strategy...

Pooling: Benefits and risks to your benefit plan

With new options available for entrepreneurial organizations that include total pooling, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the benefits and risks to using a completely pooled benefit plan option. What is pooling? Comfort in numbers. Pooling is a concept that means...

In the News: Capital Ideas Edmonton – July 22, 2015

Andrea Shandro, one of our Co-Principals at Vital Partners, is featured in this week's Capital Ideas Edmonton. Andrea answered the question, "How does your business give back to the community?" Here's an excerpt from her response: "As a team, we select themes for our donations. This year,...

Managing Stress in the Workplace

Mental illness is now the leading cause of employee disability claims in Canada and many of these illnesses are related to stress and burnout. Employee burnout costs Canadian business about $12 billion annually according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Shame and discomfort still surround...

Insurance jargon, decoded: Stability Period

Stability Period Many travel insurance contracts refer to “stability period”. Some travel insurance contracts say that they will cover a pre-existing condition if it has been stable for a period of time. Typically the stability period is 90 days, but for some contracts it can be...

Need to Know: Insurance – June 2015

Welcome to the first edition of our new blog series, which will be a monthly roundup of articles on issues surrounding our industry. Each month we will rotate between the focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits.  Insurance is up first! This month’s focus is on...

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...