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Canada Dental Benefit Programs – What you need to know

January 10, 2024

Canada Dental Benefit Programs – What you need to know Click below to download a useful summary of the Canada Dental Benefit Programs that helps summarize what you need to know about: If you have questions or want to discuss considerations of your benefits plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. This content is…

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Spring 2

Spring 2024 Market Update

April 4, 2024

We head into fall with no shortage of financial & economic headlines.  In the past few weeks, both the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Central Bank maintained their overnight interest rates at 5% and 5.5%, respectively.  More importantly, both agencies have indicated their intentions to leave rates higher for longer. 

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Winter 2

Winter 2023 Market Update

December 11, 2023

We head into fall with no shortage of financial & economic headlines.  In the past few weeks, both the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Central Bank maintained their overnight interest rates at 5% and 5.5%, respectively.  More importantly, both agencies have indicated their intentions to leave rates higher for longer. 

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Employee Perks

NEW Employee Perks & Resources

October 4, 2023

NEW Employee Perks & Resources We are always seeking ways to provide additional value to you as one of your trusted business partners. Now you can compete and retain talent like the big employers by offering your team free access to Trusted Resources who will help your team members in their journey toward financial security…

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Fall 2023 Market Update

October 2, 2023

We head into fall with no shortage of financial & economic headlines.  In the past few weeks, both the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Central Bank maintained their overnight interest rates at 5% and 5.5%, respectively.  More importantly, both agencies have indicated their intentions to leave rates higher for longer. 

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Take5 Blog Worried

Financial Worries Eat Up Work Time

October 2, 2023

Financial Worries Eat Up Work Time When it comes to their finances, Canadians are stressed. A survey by Manulife and Angus Reid in late 2022 found that almost three out of four Canadian workers are concerned about their level of financial stress. “Finances are top of mind for most Canadians,” says Brenda Mullen, Senior Consultant, Employee Retirement…

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Take5 Blog Virtual Doctor

Virtual Care: All in the Delivery

September 15, 2023

Virtual Care: All in the Delivery When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, virtual care was in its infancy. Then overnight it seemed that patients were connecting with their clinicians by phone, computer or SMS, not only for medical advice but also for prescriptions, referrals, lab work and diagnostic tests.  Fast forward three years and virtual care…

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Healthcare In Canada Concept, 3d Rendering

Wherefore Pharmacare?

September 4, 2023

Wherefore Pharmacare? With less than four months to go for the federal government to table legislation to enact a national pharmacare program in Canada, the silence is deafening. And Benefits Alliance’s advocacy committee says it’s high time that employers with private drug plans raise their voices to be part of the conversation on what happens…

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Employee Resources

Summer 2023 Market Update

July 11, 2023

The summer began on an optimistic note for stock markets, with the S&P 500 closing the first half of this year with a gain of more than 20% since its October 2022 low. As a result, many believe that this was the start of a new bull market cycle. However, in my opinion, I don’t believe this to be true.

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Coulee Bg

Investment Income & Income Tax

March 17, 2023

Interest income refers to the compensation an individual receives from making funds available to another party. Interest income is typically earned on fixed income securities, such as bonds and Guaranteed Income Certificates (GICs)…

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