By definition, Disruptive means “causing or tending to cause disruption”, but in business, it generally refers to “innovative or groundbreaking”. My 15-year son being disruptive in his classroom is not encouraged, but it takes guts to be a trailblazer in the business world. Also, if you’re successful, then the masses will follow. Who Said a Tiger Can’t Change Its Stripes? … Read More
Is It About Time To Modernize Your Employee Benefits Plan?
Employee Benefit Plans of the Future A lot has changed in how a company goes about setting up its employee benefit plan. The costs, risks and potential consequences reign immensely on a company to attract and retain great employees and be deemed an employer of choice. Strictly setting up an insured benefit plan is not the only solution as it … Read More
10 Employee Benefit Plan Tips That Keep Employees and Employers Happy
10 Employee Benefit Plan Tips Usually, there is a disconnect between employers and employees as it relates to employee benefit plans. Employees want a comprehensive plan and employers need to be watchful of the bottom line. Pleasing both parties is not always easy to achieve. Here are 10 Employee Benefit Plan Tips that if incorporated into your plan, will satisfy … Read More
What is the Secret to Sustainable Employee Benefits Plan Costs?
Health Spending Accounts Advantages for the Employer If I was talking to a business owner about setting up a health spending account, I could tell them that they determine how much they are willing to spend each year and have greater control over the funding of a Health Spending Account program than they do in a traditional plan design. This … Read More
How Can Your Benefits Plan Benefit From a Third Party Administrator?
A prospective client asked me recently ‘why use a Third Party Administrator?’ I thought this was a blog-worthy item of interest and write about it this week as this is not the first time I’ve been asked this question. First of all, it’s important to understand what a TPA is all about and what role do they fulfil within the … Read More
Why Don’t You Want to be a Business Owner Without a Benefits Plan?
Should You Be Paying Personally for Health and Dental Expenses? In short, the answer is no. You can pay more taxes, but why would you? As business owners, the CRA gives us very few opportunities to do things in a tax-preferred way. Business owners are entitled to write off legitimate health and dental expenses through your business. There are a … Read More
How Would You Like to Pay A Lot Less at the Dentist?
I love to learn. A big part of what I do is teaching business owners and employees about how to keep more money in his/her pockets. So when I find out something new in the employee benefits field, I like to share it. When it is something that potentially can affect everyone, it’s even more relevant. Doesn’t everyone want to … Read More
9 Best Practices to Setting Up a Successful Employee Benefit Plan
All Employee Benefit Plans Should Not Be Created Equal When setting up an employee benefit plan, not enough attention is paid to future sustainability and the important considerations that need to be taken into account setting up an employee benefit plan or changing benefit providers. Weigh these tips very carefully when going through the set-up process and you can avoid … Read More
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