Employee Benefits: How To Be A Wise Consumer

Employee Benefits: How To Be A Wise Consumer

As employees, we all can do our part to ensure sustainability of benefit programs and achieve more value. Specifically regarding the health and dental benefits, there are voluntary actions employees can do which can result in savings both individually and collectively to all employees of the same program.

Compensation Disclosure Requirements: Group Benefits & Group Retirement Services

Compensation Disclosure Requirements: Group Benefits & Group Retirement Services

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHI) is implementing a new Compensation Disclosure Guideline G19. Guideline G19 requires advisors to deliver and disclose their compensation to the client. 

Part 2: Marijuana in the Workplace

Part 2: Marijuana in the Workplace

The duty to accommodate extends to medical marijuana and employees are to be accommodated in the same manner as other disabled employees who have been prescribed medication.  Accommodation is also required for employees who may have an addiction disability. 

Reminder: Employee Sign-off Required for Benefit Plan Deductions

Reminder: Employee Sign-off Required for Benefit Plan Deductions

As of Jan. 1, 2018 the Alberta Government amended the Employment Standards Legislation. This changed what employers could deduct from employees without written consent. Any new hires must provide sign-off on deductions associated with Employee Benefit Plans. 

Part 1: Medical Marijuana 101

Part 1: Medical Marijuana 101

Medical Marijuana does not have a Drug Identification number (DIN) from Health Canada which means it is not eligible under the prescription drug benefit of group benefit plans.  That said, medical marijuana is eligible under Health Care Spending Accounts according to CRA.