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Flexible Benefits – Not Just for Big Companies

You may have had a situation in the past where an employee has asked if they can top up their benefits plan themselves. Perhaps they have been told that they have a significant dental procedure on the horizon, or large prescription drug claims. Flexible health and...

Tax Treatment of Group Benefits for 2017

It’s tax season, and if you are an employer providing group benefits to your employees, it is also a good time to review the tax treatment of group benefits and to ensure that your payroll is set up correctly. [table id=1 /] *Certain employer paid contributions are...

In the News: Alberta Venture, March 20, 2017

Alberta Venture, Alberta's number one business magazine, wrote about workplace mental health initiatives in the province. Among the experts they interviewed was Vital Partners principal, Andrea Shandro. Here's an excerpt from the article, which was published on March 20, 2017: Shandro works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to...

Need to Know: Insurance – February 2017

It’s time for another edition of our “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Individual Insurance. Protecting your business is always a priority for any business owner, regardless of stage or...

Protecting Your Business at Any Stage

Often, business owners have little time for insurance planning whether they are in the start-up phase or own mature businesses. However, insurance can offer many advantages along the way. Business loans or Collateral insurance: If an owner dies unexpectedly or becomes critically ill, it can...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Reinstatement

What happens to your life insurance if you don’t pay your premiums? Insurance companies allow a grace period – time in which you are able to pay any outstanding premium without losing insurance coverage. The grace period is usually 30 days. If you don’t pay up during...

Top 10 Financial Wellness Tips for 2017

Review and update your financial goals & update your net worth statement. Defining and writing down your objectives is a good way to clarify what you are trying to accomplish. Updating your net worth statement on a regular basis is a good way to...

Insurance for your Paycheque

These days, we are receiving an unprecedented number of calls from Albertans who are newly self-employed. The economic climate has lent itself to more and more people entering into contract positions, or starting their own companies. Injuries, accidents, and illnesses that can prevent us from doing...

Don’t Tax My Health Benefits – Your Action is Required

UPDATE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the federal government will not tax health and dental benefits. Thank you to everyone who took action and contacted their MPs on this issue! The Federal Government is considering taxing your health and dental benefit plans, which would...

Need to Know: Group Benefits – December 2016

It’s time for another edition of our “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Group Benefits. The holiday season can be stressful for many, and your employees are no exception. As...