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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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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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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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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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Selling Benefits Plans to Family Health Teams

Family Benefits
Posted on December 10th, 2014 by Karen Taylor Smith

This is the last in our blog series about effectively selling benefits plans 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 (…) [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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