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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...

Workplace Health & Wellness: Yoga #5

Did you know that yoga reduces stress and increases concentration? That is why we created a YouTube series that features desk yoga moves you can do to keep you from getting too bent out of shape. Up this week: Padmasana – Sitting cross-legged We all know that...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Pre-Existing Condition Limitation

Often, if a disability insurance claim is declined, it is the result of a pre-existing condition limitation. But what does it mean? At its root, it means that there was something in a plan member’s health history before they obtained coverage that lead to a...

‘Tis The Season To Be Stressed

Employee and Family Assistance Programs often see significant increases in access to services early in the New Year, after the holiday season ends, work routines resume, and holiday bills start to catch up. We wanted to focus on some of the tools available to build...

Update on 2017 RRSP, EI, CPP & OAS Limits

Contribution limits The 2017 RRSP dollar limit has increased to $26,010 Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP) – $13,115 Tax-Free Saving Account – $5,500 CPP/QPP Maximum pensionable earnings increased to $55,300 from $54,900 in 2016. The employee and employer rates for 2017 will remain unchanged at 4.95%, and...

Vital Partners HR Exchange Panel Highlights, Part 3

We are recapping the great insight we learned at the HR Exchange Panel was a success. Thank you again to our attendees for asking good questions and our expert HR panel for great responses and ideas. Our panellists were: Leanna Craig, Human Resources Manager at Carya...

Vital Partners HR Exchange Panel Highlights, Part 2

Our HR Exchange Panel, which we held last November, was a success. Our attendees asked good questions and our expert HR panel gave great responses and ideas. Our panellists were: Leanna Craig, Human Resources Manager at Carya (CAR-ya) Judy Conrad, Human Resources Manager at Lauren Engineers...

Vital Partners HR Exchange Panel Highlights, Part 1

Our recent HR Exchange Panel was a success. Thank you again to our attendees for asking good questions and our expert HR panel for great responses and ideas. Our panellists were: Leanna Craig, Human Resources Manager at Carya (CAR-ya) Judy Conrad, Human Resources Manager at Lauren...