The Benefits Trust Blog

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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Valuable HR Resources for The Benefits Trust Clients

Posted on June 21st, 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 ConnectsUs HR™, one of Canada’s leading HR Resource providers, to offer our clients free access to a proven HR package made for Canadian small businesses and compliant for Ontario, (…) [Read Full Article]

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April 2nd is National Employee Benefits Day 2018

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Mike Ignatz

Happy National Employee Benefits Day from all of us at The Benefits Trust! Organized by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), this day recognizes trustees, administrators, benefits practitioners, and professional advisors for their dedication to providing quality benefits and the important role they play in their colleagues’ well-being. (…) [Read Full Article]

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Fraud Prevention Month 2018: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 by Mike Ignatz

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, and we are proud to support the Competition Bureau of Canada in raising awareness. Education about fraud helps us all to recognize it when we see it, reject it, and report it. At The Benefits Trust, we advocate for scam awareness and prevention (…) [Read Full Article]

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Selling Benefits Plans to Religious Organizations, Not-for-Profits, Charities, and Other Special Interest Groups

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 by Robert Crowder

Groups such as religious organizations, not-for-profits, and charities often have specific needs for their healthcare plans that conventional off-the-shelf plans cannot accommodate. Benefits plan advisors have a great opportunity to offer customized benefits to this market. There are many reasons these types of groups may not currently have a benefits (…) [Read Full Article]

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OHIP+: New Benefits for Children and Youth Coming January 1, 2018

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

Starting January 1st, 2018, the Government of Ontario will offer expanded drug benefits for children and youth. Under the new OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare program, Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) drugs will be fully covered, regardless of family income or student status. In anticipation of these changes, we’ve compiled a (…) [Read Full Article]

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