Category Archives: Flexible Benefits

SelectFlex Benefits for Small Groups of 3 or More Employees

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Posted on June 9th, 2016 by Karen Taylor Smith

Our SelectFlex Benefits plan for small businesses has been very popular for groups of three or more. We have also found that groups of less than three are best served by an Executive Benefits Plan and/or Healthcare Spending Account Plus plan (HSAP) (read more in our previous blog, “Can a (…) [Read Full Article]

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What Is a Healthcare Spending Account? [Video]

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Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

A healthcare spending account (HCSA) is a benefits solution that can be used either as a complement to a core health and dental plan, or as a standalone option. What Is It? Essentially, an HCSA is a pool of money available to employees and their families, which an employer funds (…) [Read Full Article]

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Do You Know These Details about Healthcare Spending Accounts?

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Posted on May 14th, 2015 by Robert Crowder

Are you considering a healthcare spending account (HCSA) for your business? Or maybe you already have one but you’re not sure about some of the finer details? Several key details of HCSAs are often overlooked – but knowing the ins and outs of an HCSA will help you (and your (…) [Read Full Article]

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Stay Ahead of the Hiring Curve with the Next Generation of Benefits Plans

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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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The 3 Types of Healthcare Spending Account

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Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

A healthcare spending account (HCSA or HSA) is a practical and effective benefits plan option that can serve as an alternative to, or an addition to, a conventional group health and dental plan. A plan design that includes HCSAs allows the employer to set a fixed budget for available benefits, (…) [Read Full Article]

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Seasonal Employees: Yes You Can Give Them Benefits (And This Is Why You Should)

Seasonal Employees

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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Flexible Benefits: Hybrid Plan Design

Hybrid Plan Design
Posted on June 11th, 2013 by Karen Taylor Smith

Hybrid benefits plans are catching the interest of advisors and employers alike. After hosting four sold out seminar sessions about hybrid plan design, we can testify that these plans are gaining momentum as a viable alternative to both traditional benefits plans and Healthcare Spending Accounts (HCSAs). What are Hybrid Plans? (…) [Read Full Article]

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Media Exposure! Benefits Canada Magazine Article

Anyone interested in ASO plans may want to check out accounts manager Karen Taylor Smith’s article, “The Basics of ASO,” which was recently published by Canada’s leading benefits magazine, Benefits Canada. The article compares the fundamental differences between traditional  group benefits plans and customized Administrative Services Only (ASO) plans managed (…) [Read Full Article]

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Investment Executive Interview with The Benefits Trust’s President Robert Crowder

Posted on November 5th, 2012 by Mike Ignatz

Investment Executive magazine interviewed the Founder and President of The Benefits Trust, Robert J. Crowder, during their IE TV ‘Winning Strategies’ segment with host Dan Richards at the TMX Broadcast Centre at the Toronto Stock Exchange this past Monday, October 29. Click here to watch the interview. “A Promise to (…) [Read Full Article]

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