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Case Study: Reflecting Your Company Culture in Your Benefits Plan

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by Mike Ignatz

  At The Benefits Trust, our primary aim is to provide business owners with superior benefits plans. We offer tailored plans that are designed to provide ample flexibility, tax advantages, and, of course, employee satisfaction. Recently, we were able to help one of our clients in the education space design a (…) [Read Full Article]

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We’re Here for You

Posted on March 24th, 2020 by Robert Crowder

As an essential service, we want to assure you that all employees at The Benefits Trust are working and available to support you during this unprecedented time. While our physical offices are closed, our team is fully functional and operating safely from home. Please encourage your employees to communicate with us electronically. All plan (…) [Read Full Article]

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Case Study: Addressing Employee Demands for More Benefit Choices in Family Owned Business

Posted on February 21st, 2020 by Mike Ignatz

The client is a family-owned Canadian business in the logistics and distribution industry with over 70 employees, from labourers to professionals, key employees, and two generations of owners. From the beginning, it was clear to us that the diverse range of wages and salaries within the company would require a (…) [Read Full Article]

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Changes Coming to OHIP in 2020

Posted on November 26th, 2019 by Mike Ignatz

This has been a year of change for provincial health care under the Ontario government, with the trend continuing and no stone remaining unturned – including OHIP coverage. With many changes already having taken place in 2019, and a few still to come at the start of 2020, several services (…) [Read Full Article]

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Canadian Businesses Turning to Flexible Benefits Plans

Posted on October 7th, 2019 by Mike Ignatz

While Canada continues to experience a growing multigenerational workforce, employers are currently trying to figure out how to not only encourage cohesion and collaboration among the generations, but also how to care for all of them. The needs and concerns of one generation do not necessarily overlap those of the (…) [Read Full Article]

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CLHIA’s Withdrawal of Guideline G19 and Transparency

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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 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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