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Taxable Benefits

Why Taxable Employee Benefits Is A Lose-Lose Situation

Recent reports surfaced about how taxing employer-provided health and dental benefits would increase the federal net balance by $3.8 billion. While this might add significant figures to the government’s annual spend, it will greatly shrink the disposable income of middle-income earners across the country every year. It’s a lose-lose situation and the long-term implications for this country are huge. What…

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Is Telemedicine The Next Big Thing In Canadian Health Care?

The digital revolution has made impressive strides in redefining modern health care, and we’re once again seeing technology shake up this industry by making medical care more efficient for both patients and healthcare providers. This virtual healthcare, or “Doctor in a Pocket” model is providing a powerful new way to facilitate consultations between Canadian doctors and patients and provides a…

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IPFS 2017

Canada’s Top Employee Benefits Providers For 2017

It's spring, so in the employee benefits industry, that means that it's time for one of the leading benefits publications, Benefits Canada, to publish their list of the top employee benefits providers for 2017. Some years, you'll see large increases - mainly due to acquisitions (e.g. when Manulife purchased Standard Life). Not this year - the companies have remained the…

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Cannabis

Medical Cannabis In Group Benefits: A Question Of ‘When’ – Not ‘If’

As Canada is set to embark on being the first major industrialized nation to legalize cannabis, being an early leader in this field comes with sweeping changes on how it will be viewed from an insurance standpoint. With the political narrative maturing and the number of registered medical cannabis patients continuing to grow, it’s marking a major industry shift with…

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