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Need to Know: Insurance – November 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 Individual Insurance. Term life insurance is a desirable option for many because it is a more affordable...

Workplace Health & Wellness: Yoga #4

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: Pelvic Swing – Posture at your desk Having...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: MIB

A client laughed recently when I brought up the MIB while completing his insurance application. No, there is no secret agency comprised of Men in Black hunting aliens. The Medical Insurance Bureau is a not-for-profit information exchange comprised of life insurance companies. The information that is...

Return of Premium on Your Disability Insurance – Should You Do It?

Individual disability insurance contracts come with a bunch of bells and whistles. These bells and whistles (or riders) depend on the insurance company you use and your occupation. When we’re meeting with clients who are self-employed or who don’t have group coverage, the return of premium...

Converting Your 10-Year Term to a 20-Year Term – A Client Story

For many clients, term insurance is the default life insurance option. Its numerous benefits include the fact that it is low cost, which enables you to insure a significant obligation with a relatively low-cost solution. That means that if you needed to provide a large...

Need to Know: Group Benefits – October 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. Changes are coming to the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period starting on January 1, 2017,...

Workplace Health & Wellness: Yoga #3

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: Twisting in Chair As much as we try...

November 2, 2016: HR Exchange – Your Questions. Answered.

Do you have questions about managing performance, termination, compensation, policy manuals? Vital Partners Inc. invites you to attend "HR Exchange - Your Questions. Answered," a free session on November 2, 2016 at the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary, AB. We've assembled a diverse group of HR professionals to answer...

Upcoming Changes to the Employment Insurance Waiting Period

The Federal Government, in response to the current economic climate and as part of the 2016 Federal Budget, has made changes to Employee Insurance (EI) benefits. The waiting period for claiming EI benefits, including sickness benefits, will be reduced to one week starting on January 1,...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Grandfathering

In a previous post, we described how non-evidence maximums impact plan members. Well, imagine an employee who applies for additional life, long-term disability insurance by answering medical questions. That employee is approved, and now enjoys that additional protection. Now imagine that the benefit plan moves to a...