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In the News: Alberta Venture, March 20, 2017

Alberta Venture, Alberta's number one business magazine, wrote about workplace mental health initiatives in the province. Among the experts they interviewed was Vital Partners principal, Andrea Shandro. Here's an excerpt from the article, which was published on March 20, 2017: Shandro works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to...

Need to Know: Insurance – May 2017

It’s time for another edition of our “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Individual Insurance: Bill S-201, also known as the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GDNA), was passed into law...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Disability

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, so we wanted to focus on ensuring that clients understand how to protect their paycheck and what different definitions of disability really mean. There are a million terms that surround disability, and confusion abounds. We have addressed different components of...

Critical Illness Insurance for Children

If you have children, you know the feeling: a headline or donation collection for a child afflicted with cancer or other serious illness can feel like you’re getting punched. It’s only natural to think what would happen if it were me? How would I manage...

The Cost of Waiting to Purchase Insurance

Insurance to take care of ourselves or our loved ones is an important part of our financial plan, but it has a way of slipping down our “to do” list until years go by. Often, when clients call after a period of time has passed,...

New Law Prohibits the Use of Genetic Testing for Insurance

On May 4, 2017, Bill S-201 became law. This new law makes it illegal for an insurer to require a person to undergo genetic testing, or to disclose the results of previous genetic tests, as a condition of the insurer’s providing or continuing coverage. The law also...

HR Exchange – Your Questions. Answered. – May 10, 2017

Vital Partners Inc. is inviting you to another edition of "HR Exchange - Your Questions. Answered." Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:30 - 8:00 am | Complimentary hot breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 am | Free Session The Ranchmen's Club 710-13th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB Free underground parking Do you have questions about managing...

Need to Know: Group Benefits – March 2017

It’s time for another edition of our “Need to Know” series, where we rotate between our focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month, our focus is on Group Benefits: Our blog post this month shows the advantages of flexible benefits not only for...

Insurance Jargon, Decoded: Employee Assistance Program

EAP stands for Employee Assistance Program. For many employee groups, they are woefully misunderstood and underused. When employees need help with challenging personal and work issues, EAPs offer confidential counselling and support. They are often part of a larger plan to deal with wellness and well-being...

Flexible Benefits – Not Just for Big Companies

You may have had a situation in the past where an employee has asked if they can top up their benefits plan themselves. Perhaps they have been told that they have a significant dental procedure on the horizon, or large prescription drug claims. Flexible health and...

Tax Treatment of Group Benefits for 2017

It’s tax season, and if you are an employer providing group benefits to your employees, it is also a good time to review the tax treatment of group benefits and to ensure that your payroll is set up correctly. [table id=1 /] *Certain employer paid contributions are...