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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...

Workplace Health & Wellness: Yoga
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. Over the next few months we will be featuring different moves from the series - so check back soon for your next desk yoga class.
Need to Know: Group Benefits – July 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.  Specialty drugs that are used to treat chronic conditions are now becoming more prevalent, which...

New Challenges For Benefits Plan Sponsors: Specialty Drugs

Vital Partners’ May 2016 session, Thriving in Turbulent times, provided a brief overview of some of the cost pressures that are impacting plan sponsors today. One of these cost pressures is the specialty drugs. The introduction of these drugs into the market is a trend...