Category Archives: Employee Benefits

Access to Publicly Funded In Vitro Fertilization for Women under 43

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Posted on October 26th, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

A recent announcement in Ontario is good news for women under 43. Planned for the end of 2015, eligible Ontario women under 43 may have access to one round of publicly funded in vitro fertilization (IVF). The province is adding $50 million per annum to the current $20 million spent (…) [Read Full Article]

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See Rob Crowder’s Presentation at the Canadian Sales Congress 2015

Canadian Sales Congress
Posted on October 19th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

Great sales results come from great conversations. Benefits advisors who close sales are those who know how to start the right conversations with the right prospects, and lead those conversations in the right direction. Robert Crowder, President of The Benefits Trust, recently gave a keynote speech at the 2015 Canadian (…) [Read Full Article]

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Do You Know These Details about Employee Assistance Programs?

Employee Assistance Program
Posted on October 16th, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is one possible component of an employee benefits promise. EAPs are primarily known for providing access to confidential counselling (by phone and in person) and consultations on financial or legal questions. An EAP can be an important piece of your benefits solution. With 53% of (…) [Read Full Article]

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Can I Have a Benefits Plan for Just One Employee?

Can I Have a Benefits Plan for Just One Employee?
Posted on September 16th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

In our last post on this topic, we discussed which benefits plans are best for business owner-operators, sole proprietors, and incorporated individuals who want a benefits plan for themselves. However, a one-person benefits plan may be needed when the business owner doesn’t want or need coverage, for whatever reason, but (…) [Read Full Article]

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Health Connected: A New Wellness Benefit from The Benefits Trust!

Employee Benefits
Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

We are excited to offer a new, innovative health and wellness benefit: Health Connected.   Health Connected is a cutting-edge digital health and wellness solution uniquely designed to help employees and their dependents live healthy lives and have fun doing it! This is an attractive offering for benefits plan clients,as (…) [Read Full Article]

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Can a Business Owner Have a Benefits Plan for One?

Business Benefits Plans
Posted on August 18th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

“Do you provide benefits plans for just one person?” is a question advisors regularly relay to us, and they are usually surprised by the answer. Indeed you can! It is an under-served market and can be quite lucrative. For many advisors however, the real value of these plans is providing (…) [Read Full Article]

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Congratulations to Our Canada Day Photo Contest Winners!

Corporate Winner
Posted on July 16th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

We are always amazed to see all of the Canadian pride and enthusiasm during our Canada Day photo contest, and this year was no different! A big thank you to everyone who participated; we love to see how everyone is enjoying Canada Day. So many people submitted fantastic pictures of (…) [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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Win a Prize By Showing Your Canada Pride in Our 2015 Photo Contest!

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Posted on June 25th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

Canada Day celebrations remind us to appreciate our beautiful, vast country. From coast to coast, we have some of the most amazing landscapes and diverse communities to call our own. Just thinking of the Rocky Mountains, the glaciers, the prairies, the green forests, and the coastlines brings pride to every (…) [Read Full Article]

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Do You Know These Details about Coordination of Benefits?

Benefits Plans
Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

Most people know the essentials of coordination of benefits (COB); however, there are a few details that are less widely known. These details are important to understand. They allow you to get the most from the different benefits plans you and your dependents are covered under. Coordination of Benefits Basics (…) [Read Full Article]

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