The Benefits Trust Blog

Do Employee Benefits Trump Higher Salaries for Millennials?

Posted on October 25th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

Flexible hours, free lunches, and casual dress – do those perks really mean more to millennials than a higher salary? With millennials now making up the majority of Canada’s workforce, employers need to understand how to hire, retain, and engage them. Offering perks or employee benefits plans can help businesses (…) [Read Full Article]

Posted in Employee Benefits

Comments Off on Do Employee Benefits Trump Higher Salaries for Millennials?

Robert Crowder Encourages Small Business Benefits Advisors to Offer Healthcare Spending Accounts

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

A healthcare spending account (HCSA or HSA) is a great way for any business to customize their benefits plan to suit their compensation philosophy and business goals. It can complement a traditional core health and dental plan or it can be a standalone solution. It can be used to compensate (…) [Read Full Article]

Comments Off on Robert Crowder Encourages Small Business Benefits Advisors to Offer Healthcare Spending Accounts

Your Benefits Plan Has a Drug Problem – It’s Time for an Intervention.

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Robert Crowder

That’s right; your benefits plan has a drug problem. Specifically, there’s a storm brewing with expensive prescription drugs – and most employee benefits plans won’t be able to weather it without the right precautions in place. There’s no question about it, the cost impact of prescription drug plans is increasing (…) [Read Full Article]

Comments Off on Your Benefits Plan Has a Drug Problem – It’s Time for an Intervention.

How Does the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Work with a Benefits Plan for Employees Over 65?

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program is a government program that helps certain individuals cover the cost of their prescription medications. The ODB includes over 4,400 prescription drugs, as well as some nutrition products and diabetic testing agents. Click here to access the Formulary database to search which drugs are (…) [Read Full Article]

Comments Off on How Does the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Work with a Benefits Plan for Employees Over 65?

Update on Canada Post Strike

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

We would like to remind our clients and members that during the possible Canada Post strike, claim cheques will be held at The Benefits Trust office until regular mail services resume. As a result, claim cheques will not be mailed out after today, Thursday August 25, to ensure no cheques are caught in (…) [Read Full Article]

Posted in News

Comments Off on Update on Canada Post Strike

Congratulations to Our 2016 Canada Day Photo Contest Winners!

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

Congratulations to Our 2016 Canada Day Photo Contest Winners! We love seeing all of the fantastic pictures of your Canada Day celebrations! It’s always nice to see how people are spending the day across our great nation. A big thank you to everyone who participated! It was difficult to choose (…) [Read Full Article]

Posted in News

Comments Off on Congratulations to Our 2016 Canada Day Photo Contest Winners!

New Video: How to Read Your Monthly Financial Statement from The Benefits Trust

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

The Benefits Trust financial statement is an important tool that provides a clear monthly snapshot of your benefit plan’s financial status. At The Benefits Trust, we are committed to providing service excellence, clarity, and transparency to all of our clients. Recently, we developed a reference video that is designed to (…) [Read Full Article]

Posted in Member News, News

Comments Off on New Video: How to Read Your Monthly Financial Statement from The Benefits Trust

Win a Prize Pack in Our 2016 Canada Day Photo Contest (It’s Easy)!

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

Did you know Canada was recently ranked the second best country in the world by the World Economic Forum? Our country earned the top ranking in the report for “quality of life”, a category that includes education, public healthcare, safety, and political and economic stability. Canada was also recognized for (…) [Read Full Article]

Posted in Events, News

Comments Off on Win a Prize Pack in Our 2016 Canada Day Photo Contest (It’s Easy)!

SelectFlex Benefits for Small Groups of 3 or More Employees

Posted on June 9th, 2016 by Karen Taylor Smith

Our SelectFlex Benefits plan for small businesses has been very popular for groups of three or more. We have also found that groups of less than three are best served by an Executive Benefits Plan and/or Healthcare Spending Account Plus plan (HSAP) (read more in our previous blog, “Can a (…) [Read Full Article]

Comments Off on SelectFlex Benefits for Small Groups of 3 or More Employees

Reminder: Overage Dependents Are No Longer Eligible after Graduation

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

As June begins, we would like to remind plan members that coverage for overage dependents (children between the ages of 21-26 who have been attending school full time at an accredited educational institution) ends upon convocation – not the beginning of the next school year. Convocation for graduating post-secondary students (…) [Read Full Article]

Posted in News

Comments Off on Reminder: Overage Dependents Are No Longer Eligible after Graduation
« Older Entries Newer Entries »

Comments are closed.