Employee Benefits in Canada: Taxable vs. Non Taxable

Posted by Trish Chilton on Apr 16, 2019 11:13:10 AM

As an employer, you know that you need to offer a great benefits package to attract and retain great employees. But do you understand the difference between taxable and non-taxable benefits?

The rules around taxable benefits in Canada are constantly changing, and staying up-to-date is no easy task. If you’re not aware of the most recent guidelines, it can cost your company dearly.

In this article, we’ll take a look at what is and isn’t taxable, so that you can rest easy knowing your money is well-spent.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Benefits Plan By Understanding Reasonable & Customary Limits

Posted by Jaime Laprise on Apr 9, 2019 11:50:41 AM

You know that you and your employees are all savvy shoppers but when it comes to using your benefit plans, this consumer mentality doesn’t always hold true. 

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The Best Workplace Benefits to Make Employees Feel Valued

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Apr 2, 2019 11:17:00 AM

Do your employees know how much you value them?

If you want to retain an engaged, hardworking team, learning how to make employees feel valued is an absolute must. Not only do staff who feel appreciated work harder and take more ownership of their work, they are also more loyal and tend to stay with their company for longer.

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Help Your Employees Prevent Colds and Flu this Spring

Posted by Guest Blogger: Stella Seto on Mar 26, 2019 1:12:34 PM

With the arrival of warmer weather, the last thing we want to do is be stuck with a cold. While colds peak during the fall, spring ushers in a second peak season for common colds. Experts cite several factors at play for this second seasonal spike.

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What Are Some Alternative Ways to Tackle Seasonal Allergies?

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Mar 19, 2019 11:29:00 AM

Bright skies, warm weather, blooming flowers. For many of us, spring is a great time of year. But for those who suffer from hay fever, it signals that some uncomfortable symptoms—a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes—are about to arrive.

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Why Work With an Employee Benefits Advisor?

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Feb 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Considering whether or not to partner with an employee benefits advisor? 

For many medium-sized companies, it can become a struggle to manage your total compensation packages on your own.

So how can an advisor help you?

This article will help you better understand what an employee benefits advisor does. We’ll also outline specific complex areas where advisors can provide the most value.

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Ready to Update Your Employee Benefits Program for 2019?

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Dec 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

"Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients."

This quote comes from lifelong mega entrepreneur Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, which controls over 400 companies. He knew the first ingredient of business success: happy, productive employees.

2019 is just around the corner. Now is the time to review your employee benefits program - which will set both your business and your employees up for success in the coming year.

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Revisiting Short-Term Disability Benefits? Learn about the EI SUB Program

Posted by Jaime Laprise on Nov 21, 2018 3:38:41 PM

Now and perhaps more than ever, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for employers to attract and retain qualified workers. A variety of factors come into play when desirable candidates weigh their options before ultimately deciding on their ideal landing-spot, and unsurprisingly, high on most wish-lists you’ll find:

  • Competitive pay

  • Attractive benefits package

  • Security

Employers consult with professionals on matters relating to pay and benefit structures, but “security” can’t be addressed using a one-size fits all approach, it comes in many different forms and can be uniquely different from one employee to the next. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how employers can provide their employees with security by making use of EI’s Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) program.

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Why Giving Health Benefits to Gig Workers is Good for Business

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Nov 7, 2018 12:31:46 PM

Chances are, you hire people who fall into the “contractor” category. Since they're not actual employees, they probably don't receive your full benefits package. 

So what would happen if they got sick or injured? Would they have any financial protection?

Today, we want to discuss why you should offer benefits to contractors—and highlight the types of benefits to consider.

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How Can Healthcare Technology Help Support Your Employees?

Posted by Jaime Laprise on Nov 1, 2018 11:34:12 AM

Our lives are busier than ever, and finding the time to take care of our health can sometimes feel impossible. But while technology may be part of the problem, it’s also part of the solution.

The healthcare industry is working hard to bring innovative technologies to clients and patients, making it easier for them to access the care they need. By empowering people to take charge of their own health, these platforms are transforming the way we think about wellness.

Let’s take a look at the latest technology in healthcare today.

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