Parental Leave Expanded to 18 Months (for some, not all employees)

Parental Leave Expanded to 18 Months (for some, not all employees)

Parents of newborn or newly adopted children will now have the choice to spread their employment insurance benefits over the normal 12-month period or extended 18 months.  This creates more flexibility for parents who opt for the extended parental leave, however it does not result in more money. 

Everything You Need to Know About Alberta's Dental Fee Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Alberta's Dental Fee Guide

There has been a passive behavior towards dental costs for a long time in Alberta. It was common to hear, “I have coverage, so why do I care what the price is?” As a longtime consumer of Dental Benefits, I am not exempt from that statement, however being in the benefits industry has made me a savvier consumer. The fact is, Alberta dental fees are higher on average than neighboring provinces, in some cases by a substantial amount (up to 32% according to Alberta Blue Cross).