Sep 15, 2010
The oral health of Canadians
This information provides an important update to the last clinically measured national survey of oral health from 1972.
Jul 15, 2010
Savings plan for the disabled
We are all familiar with RRSPs, and since 2008 with TFSAs and the benefits of each one. However, not many are familiar with the new Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
Apr 15, 2010
A guideline for Ontario drivers and fleet operators
The Government of Ontario has made amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that bans the use of hand-held devices while operating a motor vehicle.
Mar 15, 2010
Survey reveals attitudes towards health benefit plans
During difficult economic times, health care plan members especially rely on their group benefits programs.
Jan 15, 2010
Individual Pension Plan useful tool in succession planning
The IPP is also a very useful tool in family-owned business succession planning.
Dec 15, 2009
New program covers employment liability
Picture yourself in the following situation: a long-standing employee of yours, one of the company’s best workers, has recently started missing days, arriving late to work, and leaving the office early.
Oct 15, 2009
Protect your equipment from thieves
Theft of construction equipment is an ongoing problem.
Sep 15, 2009
Health Service Navigator is an innovative solution
I know from experience the level of complexity that may be found in the Canadian health care system, and the impact that a personal or family member’s health event may have on an employee’s productivity.
Jul 15, 2009
Legacy or executor fees
It is vitally important that your will is properly drafted in order to minimize any doubt later as to the capacity in which an executor is receiving his or her funds.
Jun 15, 2009
Important to confirm you’re properly insured
Imagine you suffered a fire loss at your business location.
May 15, 2009
Salary increases vs. group benefits
Employee compensation continues to be at the top of the list for many employers, especially as the economy continues to tighten.
Apr 15, 2009
Do you know your automobile insurance benefits?
If you’re like most people in Ontario, you are probably not familiar with the accident benefit entitlements under your auto insurance policy.
Mar 15, 2009
Chronic diseases and the contributing factors
Statistics reveal that the contributing factors to chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, are on the rise.
Feb 15, 2009
Clarifying questions on surety bond
In the construction business, there comes a time where every contractor runs into the infamous ‘S’ word, or what is formally known as surety.
Dec 15, 2008
Insurance rates are on the rise
Snow removal contractors will soon face higher insurance rates for next year. The culprit is liability claims, especially slips and falls. A sound risk management strategy can keep costs down.
Nov 15, 2008
When is it okay to double-dip?
Many people, especially those with young children, struggle every year with a tough decision: do I save for retirement through Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), or do I save for my children’s education through Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)?
Oct 15, 2008
Insurance market conditions changing
There are several signs that point to a hardening change in insurance market conditions for landscapers and contractors.
Sep 15, 2008
Managing employee health: Getting back to work
At some point in our lives, we may face circumstances that result in our being unable to work.
Aug 15, 2008
Screen drivers, keep accidents and costs down
Whether your firm has a large fleet, or just a few vehicles, driver screening should be a critical part of your loss prevention program.
Jul 15, 2008
Optimizing a group benefits plan to attract and keep loyal employees
New statistics show that 45 per cent of employees say that benefits are a contributing factor in their decision to stay with their employer.
Jun 15, 2008
HortProtect will work for you!
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) is pleased to announce Alanna Wolf is the new HortProtect marketing coordinator.
May 15, 2008
Emergency out-of-province medical care
There are many who hop on a plane and take a quick vacation to Disneyland, drop in to Las Vegas to invest a dollar or two, or just pop across the border to do a little shopping.
Apr 15, 2008
Auto liability coverage – is a million really enough?
In this day and age, one doesn’t need to be a millionaire to experience a lawsuit.
Mar 15, 2008
New year means new tax laws
It’s the time of year when your minds shift to filing tax returns and reviewing your financial situation.