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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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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Trends And Takeaways From The 2018 TELUS Health Conference

Private insurance stakeholders have consistently rated the TELUS Health Annual Conference as the industry-leading source for information on trends across the health benefits ecosystem. The 2018 TELUS Health program provided us with leading intelligence on Canadian private drug and benefit plan data and trends. I was fortunate to have been among the top benefit consultants and group insurers at this…

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Employee Benefits Fraud

How to Protect Your Startup From Group Benefits Fraud

March is a month that is rich with big-ticket activities. The annual NCAA March Madness basketball tournament kicks off, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and the start of spring (for us in the Northern Hemisphere.) But there’s another theme that flies under the radar that doesn’t get enough attention as it should – March is Fraud Prevention Month. Fraud Prevention Month…

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