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Employee Medical Expenses that are Claimable on Their Income Tax Returns

A lot of employees don’t realize that there are many medical expenses that are claimable on their income tax returns. This is often overlooked and is an excellent money-saving tool that should be part of the overall employee education about benefits and medical expenses. Of course the expenses covered under your existing group benefit plan…
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Attract Millennials with a Wellness Spending Account in BC

Millennials are already driving consumer trends, you have likely seen ads targeting this demographic in all types of media. In addition, Millennials are also changing the way business’s offer benefits and the types of benefits offered. While the baby boomers are still a major demographic, savvy business owners are seeing how important the millennial generation…
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How can Your Business be Competitive in BC’s Job Market?

How can your business be competitive in BC’s job market? It is probably a question you have asked yourself while reading about the newest tech start up that features a plethora of incentives to entice young Millennials. You have likely heard about the nap rooms, fully stocked bars, basketball courts, endless vacations, etc. But realistically,…
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Travel Insurance for Canadians

As we are entering the busiest travel season of the year, now is a good time to discuss the benefits of travel insurance for Canadians. Whether you are a snow-bird heading down to Arizona or Florida until spring, or just plan on visiting friends and family over the holidays, travel insurance is a simple and…
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BC Group Benefit Plans Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of BC group benefit plans frequently asked questions that we come across all the time. Here is a quick reference for you if you have questions about group benefits or employee health insurance in general. How are costs shared between the employer and employees? You as the employer decide how the…
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Managing Employee Absences with an EFAP

Managing employee absences with an EFAP (Employee & Family Assistance Program) can reduce the cost associated with unplanned absences. People miss work for a variety of reasons, whatever the cause of the absence, it is a major cost to employers across Canada. According to several studies, the cost of unscheduled absences is around $3600 per…
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Family Life & Critical Illness Insurance in Abbotsford

Family life & critical illness insurance in Abbotsford is an important consideration for families within the area. A properly structured insurance program will ensure your family’s protection in the event your ability to earn a wage is compromised. However, when it comes to buying life and critical illness insurance, there are a variety of options…
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Factors that Increase the Cost of a BC Employee Benefits Plan

It’s important to identify the unknown factors that increase the cost of a BC employee benefits plan, so you can properly educate your employees on how to effectively use the plan. Excessive claims can result in an increase in your premium when it comes time to renew your plan. We wanted to identify a few…
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