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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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Dental Fees in Ontario Rising 4.19% This Year: What Can You Do?

A child sitting in a dentist's chair being examined by a dentist wearing blue gloves.
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

TBT 25 years
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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Season’s Greetings! See Our Holiday Hours

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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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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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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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OHIP+: New Benefits for Children & Youth Coming Jan 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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Happy Holidays! See Our Seasonal Hours

Holiday Hours TBT 2017
Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Robert Crowder

From the team at The Benefits Trust, wishing a very happy holiday season filled with joy to our benefits members and advisors. Here’s to health and happiness in the New Year! Please be advised of our special holiday hours, in the event you or your employees have claim inquiries: If (…) [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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