benefits Tag

09 Oct In the News: Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Oct. 9, 2015

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) helps women across Alberta build successful businesses. This month, our Principal and Co-Founder Andrea Shandro was one of their featured guest bloggers. Andrea's article, entitled "I'm a start-up company, so why would I want to offer benefits?" was published on Oct. 9,...

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30 Sep Need to Know: Benefits – September 2015

Companies might be tempted to look into market their benefit plans, especially in Alberta where costs and potential layoffs are affecting the market. Here are some good resources on what to consider when looking for a new benefit plan. Check out our post on the reasons...

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23 Sep When to market your benefits plan

Recent economic shifts have started to affect employee benefit programs in Alberta. Many companies are finding that employees are quickly trying to use their benefits in anticipation that they may lose benefits in the event of a layoff, so renewal pricing can reflect this inflated demand. Insurance...

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16 Sep In the News: Business in Calgary – September 2015

What can employers do to help promote physical and mental health at work? Our principal Jennifer Kirby spoke with Business in Calgary on the subject. Here's an excerpt from the article: According to Jennifer Kirby, principal with Calgary-based Vital Partners, "Although it's really catching on nationally,...

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25 Aug Individual Health & Dental Plans

The changing economy in Alberta has presented an unintended consequence for many: loss of group health and dental coverage. When an employee leaves a group plan, he or she generally has 60 days to convert the group coverage to an individual health and dental program. Insurers...

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15 Jul Managing Stress in the Workplace

Mental illness is now the leading cause of employee disability claims in Canada and many of these illnesses are related to stress and burnout. Employee burnout costs Canadian business about $12 billion annually according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Shame and discomfort still surround...

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