Category Archives: Employee Benefits

What you need to know about Group Travel Insurance in BC

Group travel insurance in BC is often an important component of your overall group benefits package. Employees are your most important asset, and ensuring they are protected while traveling is sound asset management. That and it can be an enticing feature for your overall compensation offer. We have all heard the horror stories of someone…
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Coordinating Multiple Group Benefit Plans

If you and your spouse both have health coverage from different employers, you can combine the coverage to get 100% of your expenses covered. Coordinating multiple group benefit plans can save much of the out-of-pocket expenses related to health care costs in Canada. This is called coordination of benefits (COB) and is sound financial strategy…
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Employee Benefits Administration – The Cost of Doing it Wrong

Employee benefits administration is the facilitation of all paperwork required to properly set-up your new employees, make changes to existing employees or to remove former staff. Often this step is either overlooked or poorly managed. At DENT, we blame poor administration on your current provider not educating you (or your designated administrator) on the basic…
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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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