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What the CLHIA’s Withdrawal of Guideline G19 Means for Transparency

Four thick binders sitting on a desk.
Posted on July 10th, 2019 by Robert Crowder

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) recently announced the withdrawal of Guideline G19 on advisor compensation for group benefits and group retirement services, effective as of May 31, 2019. The CLHIA stressed that in spite of these changes, its members remain committed to disclosure. CLHIA president and CEO (…) [Read Full Article]

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Common Benefits Advisor Problems: Adding Value, Part Three

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Mike Ignatz

In the first two parts of this series, we discussed how educating employers and employees leads to higher plan satisfaction, and why it’s important to know what you are shopping for before you shop the market. In the final part of this series, we will cover the various roles and (…) [Read Full Article]

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Common Benefits Advisor Problems: Adding Value, Part Two

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Mike Ignatz

In part one of our series on adding value, we talked about how educating employees and employers can lead to higher plan satisfaction. Today, we’ll focus on why you need to know what you are shopping for before you shop around. Know What You Are Shopping for before You Shop (…) [Read Full Article]

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Dental Fees in Ontario Are Rising 4.19% This Year: What Can You Do?

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Mike Ignatz

Ontario dental fees have been climbing annually, and 2019 is no exception. This year, the rates set by the Ontario Dental Association will increase by 4.19%. Dentists use the Provincial Dental Fee Guide to determine the rates they charge for services, while insurers use them as a guideline for “Reasonable and (…) [Read Full Article]

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The Benefits Trust Is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Robert Crowder

January marks a significant milestone for The Benefits Trust: our 25th anniversary! Since opening our doors on January 1st, 1994, our vision has been to help successful business owners build a better benefits plan than they can get anywhere else, and this has never been truer than it is today. (…) [Read Full Article]

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Season’s Greetings! See Our Holiday Hours

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by Robert Crowder

From all of us at The Benefits Trust, we’d like to wish our benefits members and advisors a joyful holiday season. Here’s to health and happiness in the New Year! Please be advised of our special holiday hours, in the event that you or your employees have claim inquiries: 2018 (…) [Read Full Article]

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How to Combat the Skyrocketing Cost of Dental Claims in Benefits Plans

Posted on October 24th, 2018 by Mike Ignatz

Spending on dental-related expenses has risen significantly over the past two decades, jumping from $2.3 billion in 1996 up to $7.9 billion in 2016. In fact, dental benefits accounted for 24 per cent of the total spent on extended health services by group or individual insurance plans according to the (…) [Read Full Article]

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Virtual Care in Canada, Here to Stay!

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Mike Ignatz

At The Benefits Trust, we’re always striving to add value to our clients. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Right Health/Akira, a Canadian Leader in Virtual Patient Care Solutions. As the use of virtual care becomes mainstream in the US, Canada is quickly catching up – providing Canadian (…) [Read Full Article]

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Rob Crowder Celebrates 30 Years in the Business!

Posted on August 17th, 2018 by Mike Ignatz

It’s hard to believe that our President, Rob Crowder, is celebrating his 30th year as a Licensed Life Agent today! Rob began his career with Great West Life and later became an independent Employee Benefits Advisor. In 1994, Rob founded The Benefits Trust as a Third Party Administrator, serving successful (…) [Read Full Article]

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Common Benefits Advisor Problems: Adding Value, Part One

As an advisor, there are many ways to add value for your clients.
Posted on July 26th, 2018 by Mike Ignatz

As a benefits broker, you know you need to consistently add value for your clients. And value means a lot more than just saving money—it’s about being a trusted advisor who educates and helps business owners make the best decisions for their unique situation. In this blog series, we will (…) [Read Full Article]

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