The Benefits Trust Blog

Stop Being Afraid of Your Clients

Posted on July 28th, 2017 by Mike Ignatz

The group benefits industry is evolving to meet the customer’s demand for computer-driven convenience. Client expectations have risen, and many clients – especially the younger demographic – want to be able to access the information they need immediately. Preferably, on the insurer’s website. But this convenience can lead to information (…) [Read Full Article]

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The Benefits Trust App: Features Update

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

We’re constantly improving to meet the needs of our plan members, our clients, and their advisor partners! Our benefits app – a convenient and easy way for plan members to submit claims – has just been updated with new features to make the experience even better. Here are the new (…) [Read Full Article]

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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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Can I Offer Benefits for Employees over 70?

Posted on March 14th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

People are increasingly working beyond the traditional “retirement age”. With employees staying on as they get older, many business owners aren’t sure about the rules for their benefits plans. In fact, since many traditional benefits plans terminate at age 70, most business owners believe that they cannot offer benefits for (…) [Read Full Article]

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Tell the Government You Don’t Want Your Health and Dental Plan Taxed!

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

The Federal Government is considering taxing health and dental benefits plans, which would increase taxes for employees. In many cases, this tax would result in small and mid-sized companies no longer offering benefits or significantly reducing benefits coverage. Millions of Canadians could lose access to affordable extended health, dental, and (…) [Read Full Article]

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Hybrid Benefit Plan Design – What’s Your Spot on the Line? [Video]

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

Small and mid-sized business owners often believe their employee benefits plan options are limited, particularly because traditional plans offered by large insurers provide little flexibility. However, with a hybrid benefit plan design business owners can maintain the key elements they like in their traditional plan while introducing a much greater (…) [Read Full Article]

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Happy Holidays from The Benefits Trust! See Our Holiday Hours

Posted on December 19th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

Season’s greetings to our benefits members and advisors! We wish you health and happiness over the holiday season and in the New Year! Please be advised of our special holiday hours, in the event you or your employees have claim inquiries: If you would like to submit a claim over (…) [Read Full Article]

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Sanofi Healthcare Survey Reveals Canadians Want More Flexible and Integrated Health Benefit Plans

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by Mike Ignatz

Canadian health benefit plans can do a lot more to keep up with employees’ changing needs and expectations, revealed this year’s Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey. The annual survey asks 1,500 primary holders of group health benefits plans across the country to rate workplace supports for healthcare management. This year’s results (…) [Read Full Article]

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The Employer-Employee Relationship Is Changing. Is Your Benefits Plan?

Posted on November 28th, 2016 by Robert Crowder

Gone are the days when employees would stay at one company for the entirety of their working career. According to Workopolis, frequent job changing is the new normal with 51% of people leaving any given role in two years or less. With this shift in employment habits, the employer-employee relationship (…) [Read Full Article]

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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]

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