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Do You Know These Details about Healthcare Spending Accounts?

Employee Benefits Plans
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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Pan-Canadian Pricing Reduces Generic Drug Pricing Across the Country

Health Benefits
Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

The Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) is a joint initiative by Canada’s provinces and territories to achieve a better value for generic drugs in Canada. As a result of recent bargaining from pCPA, the price of the following fourteen generic drugs has been reduced to 18% of the equivalent brand name (…) [Read Full Article]

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Will Your Benefits Plan Cover a Medical Marijuana Claim?

Will Your Benefits Plan Cover a Medical Marijuana Claim?
Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

Medical marijuana is a controversial subject. If you or a family member has been prescribed medical marijuana, you’re probably wondering whether your benefits plan will actually cover it or not. The legislation and regulations surrounding medical marijuana access and use are in constant flux, which can become confusing. Right now, (…) [Read Full Article]

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Pirate-Proof Your Client’s Benefits Plan

Jack Sparrow
Posted on April 6th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

Do you stay up late at night worrying about other advisors scooping up your business? Are your nightmares haunted by middle-aged financial advisors with five group clients snagging your clients because they achieved the impossible and found an insurer to buy the business, or their kids both play for the (…) [Read Full Article]

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Happy National Employee Benefits Day 2015!

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Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

Happy National Employee Benefits Day from everyone at The Benefits Trust! National Employee Benefits Day is an appreciation event organized by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). The foundation is dedicated to promoting benefits plan education and overall health for employers and employees alike. This year’s theme is (…) [Read Full Article]

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Fraud Prevention Month 2015: Top 7 Fraud Predictions from ACFE

Benefits Fraud, Fraud Prevention
Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. In cooperation with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, and many other organizations, we at The Benefits Trust do what we can to raise awareness throughout the month and beyond. Fraud is a serious issue in Canada and worldwide. The Benefits (…) [Read Full Article]

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FREE eBook! Get “The Smart Employer’s Guide to HCSAs”

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Posted on February 19th, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

A healthcare spending account (HCSA) is a practical, affordable, and flexible benefits plan option that has a multitude of advantages for business owners like you. It comes as no surprise, then, that HCSAs are gaining popularity as an alternative (or addition!) to conventional group health and dental plans. As a (…) [Read Full Article]

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Do You Know These Important OHIP Coverage Details?

OHIP
Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

Do you and your employees know all the ins and outs of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)? If you’re not in the healthcare or benefits industry, chances are that you don’t. And you might be missing out on some great coverage options! Benefits plans are designed to wrap around (…) [Read Full Article]

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The Four Pitfalls of Self-Managing Your Healthcare Spending Account

Health Care Spending Accounts
Posted on January 14th, 2015 by Karen Taylor Smith

Some employers believe they can save money on administration by self-managing their healthcare spending account (HCSA) benefits plan. However, it’s important to know that self-administration often results in high costs, lost time, and other drawbacks. Before you determine whether to use a third party administrator or self-manage your plan, you (…) [Read Full Article]

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The Benefits Trust: Your Third Party Administrator [Video]

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by Mike Ignatz

What exactly does The Benefits Trust do? What is a Third Party Administrator (TPA)? How can a TPA like The Benefits Trust help business owners build the right employee benefits plan for their needs?

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