Announcements

Critical Illness & Accident Benefits Taxable Jan. 2013

2018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00

Both accident benefits and critical illness benefits are taxable as of Jan. 2013. As per the Federal Budget released in March 2012, and the Notice of Ways & Means motion on October 15, 2012, employer contributions to group accident benefits and sickness insurance plans will be a taxable benefit to employees across Canada beginning January 1, [...]

Critical Illness & Accident Benefits Taxable Jan. 20132018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00

Healthcare Costs – National Pooling Protection Plan for Catastrophic Drugs

2018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00

To manage healthcare costs for catastrophic events, the CLHIA (Canadian Life and Health and Insurance Association) announced an agreement that calls for participating carriers to pool eligible drug claims in excess of a stipulated amount and to set customer premiums without including these pooled claims. For Plan Sponsors who have been impacted by employees/members who [...]

Healthcare Costs – National Pooling Protection Plan for Catastrophic Drugs2018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00

Taxable Benefits now Include Accidental Death, Dismemberment and Critical Illness

2018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00

Taxable benefits in 2013 include accidental death and dismemberment and critical illness. Following the announcement of the federal government on March 29, 2012, employer-paid premiums for Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) and for Critical Illness (CI) insurance will become taxable benefits to employees across Canada. Premiums paid after March 29th, 2012 will be used to [...]

Taxable Benefits now Include Accidental Death, Dismemberment and Critical Illness2018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00

Health and Wellness Directory

2018-04-17T15:55:47+00:00

The 2011 Health and Wellness Directory, produced by Desjardins Financial Security, provides information about health-related organizations and the resources they offer to employers and employees. This useful guide also includes a two-page calendar of health and wellness events for the coming 12 months to help you find events of interest in your community. The link to this guide can be accessed here: http://www.benefitscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/en_DSF_HealthandWellnessDirectory_2011.pdf [...]

Health and Wellness Directory2018-04-17T15:55:47+00:00

Staff Announcement

2018-04-17T15:55:47+00:00

Effective immediately, we are pleased to announce that Lorie Murphy has joined Ideal Benefits as a Senior Customer Support Representative. Lorie's role will be to provide regular assistance to both our clients and advisors in managing our growing book of employee benefit, pension and individual business. Lorie has a broad background in employee benefits, having [...]

Staff Announcement2018-04-17T15:55:47+00:00