Category Archives: Custom Plan Design

What Finance Needs to Know About Employee Benefits

Employee benefits
Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Mike Ignatz

In the Fall 2014 edition of Canadian Treasurer Magazine, The Benefits Trust’s Robert Crowder (President) and Karen Taylor Smith (Senior Manager, Group Benefits) were interviewed, along with six of the other top benefits consultants in Canada, to comment on the topic of finance and employee benefits. The article, entitled “Employee (…) [Read Full Article]

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Stay Ahead of the Hiring Curve with Next Generation Benefits Plans

Custom benefits plans
Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Mike Ignatz

At The Benefits Trust, we have long been proponents of the need for customized benefits plans. Benefits plans should allow you to create groups within your group, and should be tailored to support your business goals and align with your organization’s compensation philosophy. An excellent recent article in Benefits Canada, (…) [Read Full Article]

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Introducing the Veterinarian SelectFlex Benefits Plan

Vet SelectFlex
Posted on October 17th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

This is our fourth blog post in our on-going series about selling to healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have specific needs for their healthcare plans – needs that conventional off-the-shelf plans typically cannot meet. There is a great opportunity for benefits plan advisors to offer customized plans to this largely untapped (…) [Read Full Article]

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How Benefits Plans Discriminate Against Executives

Benefits Plans
Posted on September 18th, 2014 by Robert Crowder

That’s right: most off-the-shelf benefits plans on the market discriminate against executives. It’s simple when you think about it. Let’s say everyone in your company has the same, standard benefits plan. When you hire a new employee in an entry-level position and give them benefits, they’re getting the same benefits (…) [Read Full Article]

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Selling Benefits Plans to Pharmacists and Paramedical Practitioners

Pharmacy Benefits
Posted on August 14th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

This is our third blog post in our on-going series about selling to healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have specific needs for their healthcare plans – needs that conventional off-the-shelf plans typically cannot meet. There is a great opportunity for benefits plan advisors to offer customized plans to this largely untapped (…) [Read Full Article]

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Want to Retain Your Best Employees?

employee retention
Posted on June 18th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

The right compensation can be the key to retaining your best employees and attracting talented newcomers. Small business owners can maximize the value of their compensation with smart spending on employee benefits. A recent article from MarketWatch, a Wall Street Journal publication, advises that “the right menu of benefits can (…) [Read Full Article]

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Selling Benefits Plans to Doctors

sellingbenefitstodoctors
Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Mike Ignatz

Welcome to the second installment in our series about selling to healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have specific needs for their healthcare plans – needs that conventional off-the-shelf plans typically cannot meet. There is a great opportunity for benefits plan advisors to offer customized plans to this largely untapped market. As (…) [Read Full Article]

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Selling Benefits Plans to Dentists

SelectFlex Benefit Plans for Dentists (2)
Posted on May 22nd, 2014 by Mike Ignatz

This is the first in our upcoming series about selling to healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals may believe group benefits are not necessary for their employees, as they have access to certain services free or at-cost. Standard packaged plans may be of little perceived value as a result. There is a (…) [Read Full Article]

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How to Use Your Benefits Plan as a Business Tool

Health Benefits Plan Ontario
Posted on March 18th, 2014 by Mike Ignatz

A benefits plan can be more than just an expense. A custom employee benefits plan can actually be designed to achieve specific results. Well-structured benefits plans allow organizations, regardless of size, to reward key employees, control costs, reduce benefits abuse, and more. Here are some of the ways to use (…) [Read Full Article]

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Seasonal Employees: Yes You Can Give Them Benefits

Seasonal Employees
Posted on February 20th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

Many businesses are wholly dependent on the season – golf courses, ski resorts, hotels, and so on. These places are extremely busy during certain times of the year, but nearly empty during the off-season. They need to hire a large number of full-time, seasonal employees for their busy time of (…) [Read Full Article]

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