Category Archives: Employee Benefits

Stop Taxation of Private Health and Dental Benefits!

DENT Benefits is reaching out to make sure all business owners in our network are aware of an important issue facing the group benefits industry. The federal government is considering new laws concerning the taxation of private health and dental benefits. This change will affect every one with a health and dental benefits plan, from…
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New Year’s Resolutions for your Business

Welcome to the year 2017! 2016 was a tough year for many business owners, with a struggling global economy, civil unrest and major political changes. However, we prefer to focus on the positive and moving forward we have compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions for your business. You can add these to your list…
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Group Benefits in Vancouver

Vancouver is a vibrant city full of new startups and established businesses. One thing we all have in common is the Vancouver lifestyle that can be expensive. With living costs and property values on the rise, how do you ensure your employees remain happy, healthy and financially solvent? Group benefits in Vancouver is a critical…
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Motivate Your Employees with a Taxable Spending Account

A taxable spending account (also known and lifestyle spending account, wellness account or personal spending account) is an excellent alternative to bonuses or other cash incentives. In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle and increasing productivity, a taxable spending account (TSA) is considered a business expense that can be written off. Whereas a cash bonus…
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Health and Wellness Programs in the Workplace

Health and wellness programs should be part of an overall company strategy to promote healthy living in the workplace. Keep in mind, a health and wellness program might build off an existing health and safety program, but they are not the same thing. Unlike a health and safety program what has a legislative mandate (for…
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How to Build a Competitive Corporate Benefits Package

Successful business owners are often judged on their profitability, sustainability and new products they bring to the marketplace. Another key factor is the health, wellness and overall satisfaction of their employees. Employee happiness is affected by salary, corporate culture, work/life balance and corporate benefits. If you are looking to improve employee satisfaction, productivity and retention;…
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Employee Health Benefits – Insider Secrets

Many business owners in Canada have looked to new insurance carriers in order to reduce their premiums. Reducing costs wherever possible is usually a sound business strategy, but how many times have you seen a business owner get hit with a “first renewal” increase on their premiums? Perhaps you were enticed by better employee health…
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Does your Business Appeal to Millennials?

Millennials are defined as anyone born between 1980 and the year 2000, or anyone drinking a kale smoothie while driving an electric car. What you may not realize is that millennials will make up 50% of the global workforce by the year 2020. This generation will quickly become the trend-setters and most influential portion of…
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Just how dated is your Employee Benefit Package?

Is your employee benefit package looking old, outdated and inefficient? If you are currently offering a traditional employee benefits package that considers all your employee’s needs the same, it may be time to take a more modern approach to employee retention. To start, you should consider one of the many flexible benefit plan options available…
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Out of Country Coverage for your Employees

As a Canadian employer, one of your concerns should be the financial well-being of your employees. After all, employees are much more productive when they aren’t concerned about their personal finances. Work/life balance is also a key component of employee retention. Your employees need to take vacations and travel in order to remain focused when…
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