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Understanding Benchmarking

“What’s the typical benefit plan? What do most people offer?” This is a common question as we work with clients who have either never offered benefits or who are undertaking a benefits review. The answer is not easily come by. A typical benefit plan differs considerably...

When Employees Who Could Benefit the Most Don’t Participate

How can you capture the interest of your employees in the programs that you offer? The following is a guest post by Morgan Ulmer, AFCC, of CentsAbility. In this post, she discusses how employers can best reach out to their employees who may best benefit...

Need to Know: Insurance – September 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.  January 1, 2017 is quickly approaching, and with it, new rules that will affect permanent...

Workplace Health & Wellness: Yoga #2

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: Sitting with Books Sitting with books grounds your...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Whole life vs. Term Life Insurance

When working with clients, we are often asked, “What is whole life insurance?” and “What is the difference between whole life and term insurance?” In a nutshell, here are the differences: Term life insurance offers protection for the term of the contract and the premiums are...

A Window of Opportunity: Tax changes for permanent life insurance in 2017

New rules affecting permanent (participating or universal life) life insurance are coming into effect as of January 1, 2017. If you currently have term insurance and are considering permanent coverage in the future, you might want to convert your coverage before January 1st. Please note...

Travel Insurance: What you need to know

Frequently, news stories arise detailing how individuals who had purchased travel insurance get stuck with a huge medical bill. For this reason, we wanted to share some tips to help ensuring that your travel claim will be paid out. 1. Medical health questionnaires can be required...

Marijuana Smokers: Revised life insurance rules

Recently, many Canadian insurers made an important change to underwriting guidelines as they pertain to the use of marijuana. Previously, if you smoked or used marijuana even once in the previous 12-month period, you were considered a smoker for the purposes of life, critical illness, and...

Vote for Vital Partners Inc. in the 2016 Be Local Awards

It's that time of the year again! Vital Partners Inc. is proud to be nominated once again for the 2016 Be Local Awards. The Be Local Awards is an initiative by REAP Calgary, a not-for-profit association for local businesses that care about the community and the environment....

In the News: Capital Ideas Calgary, August 25, 2016

Vital Partners Co-Principal Jennifer Kirby is in this week's edition of Capital Ideas Calgary. Jennifer answered the question: 'What helps you to work on your business and not just in your business?' Here's part of Jennifer's answer: Quarterly and annual strategic planning meetings are key for our...