Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stone Soup Chef – Kelowna Gospel Mission

ENCOMPASS Benefits was pleased to be a judge for round one of the Stone Soup Chef to raise money for the the non-profit organization Kelowna Gospel Mission. Truly talented chefs create soup masterpieces with simple ingredients, competing for the finalist position. ENCOMPASS Benefits is … Continue reading

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BC and PEI Benefits Tax Changes April 1, 2013

On April 1, 2013, British Columbia (BC) and Prince Edward Island (PEI) are implementing changes to the GST/HST. British Columbia Tax Changes Elimination of current HST (12%). Return to PST (7%) and GST (5%).   Contracts that are currently charged … Continue reading

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Why are Disability Premiums Increasing?

Group Insurance Carriers are responsible for ensuring there are enough reserves put aside to pay future disability claims. To ensure reserves are adequate, the industry is seeing an increase in Short Term and Long Term Disability premiums. Factors Impacting Premiums There … Continue reading

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Carriers ENCOMPASS Works With

Every year, Benefits Canada provides a List of Top 20 Group Insurance Providers. As an independent, employee benefits broker and consultant, we are pleased to say that ENCOMPASS market benefits plans to the majority of these insurance carriers. Carriers We Work … Continue reading

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Your Employee Has Cancer

This is news everyone dreads… Unfortunately, the news of a cancer diagnosis isn’t as rare as it used to be.  It seems most everyone knows a working age professional that has been diagnosed with cancer or another critical illness. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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