Category Archives: Benefits Taxation

Common Benefits Advisor Problems: Plan Design – Don’t Be a Commodity [Case Studies]

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

Here’s a hard truth – your clients don’t owe you anything. The small group benefits industry is largely commodity-driven. Successful business owners (your clients) are concerned with getting value from their benefits plan so they can go back to focusing on their company’s success. For most off-the-shelf benefits solutions, “value” (…) [Read Full Article]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Group Benefits Taxation (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Posted on July 18th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

Which taxes apply to ASO group benefits plans in Ontario? Premium Tax = 2.0% Provincial Insurance Tax = 8.0% HST = 13.0% Premium Tax on ASO Benefits Plans Premium tax is determined for each employee based on that employee’s province of residence. Premium tax on insurance products (Life Insurance, AD&D, (…) [Read Full Article]

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