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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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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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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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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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EI Update: What you need to know

December 15, 2022

As of December 18, 2022, employees can collect sickness benefits from Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) plan for an additional 11 weeks, bringing the total period of coverage to 26 weeks (up from 15 weeks). That sounds like good news for both employees and employers—but is it? As is often the case when there is change,…

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The Art & Science of Group Retirement Programs

December 7, 2022

What do Van Gogh and retirement savings plans have in common? Not so much on the surface, perhaps, but painting is a useful analogy to demystify the seemingly complicated options for employer retirement programs. “For an artist, the colour palette of paint in essence hasn’t changed for hundreds of years, yet every painting is different.…

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Canada’s Two Dental Programs: Get the Facts

November 29, 2022

The federal government has formally begun the process of creating the Canadian Dental Care Program (CDCP) by 2025; however, it’s not to be confused with the Canada Dental Benefit (CDB) that took effect on December 1, 2022. “We have an interim measure right now for children up to age 12. But it’s not really a…

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Take 5 Brett Rogers

Bring your A-Game to Recruiting

November 19, 2022

Imagine your workforce is like a hockey team vying for the “Stanley Cup” in terms of performance and profitability. But you don’t have enough top players to make up even one of your four lines of play. The vision of a championship quickly becomes a pipe dream—yet that’s the reality for most employers today. Employees…

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New Era for Health Benefits?

October 6, 2022

Has the war for talent ushered in a golden era for health benefits plans and wellness programs? The 25th annual Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey appears to suggest that. While “golden” may be too strong a word, given competing pressures for sustainability, today’s market certainly does reflect a changing mindset for a growing number of plan…

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