Monthly Archives: May 2013

Changing Your Employee Benefits Broker

If you are an organization that provides employee benefits to your workforce, then you are likely already working with an Employee Benefits Broker/Consultant. We typically find that organizations aren’t proactively considering a change in brokers unless there are obvious service … Continue reading

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Today’s Benefits/Pension Education Session – Great Turnout!

The ENCOMPASS Team was pleased to see so many Okanagan organization’s attend today’s Breakfast Education Session. The speakers and topics were very informative. Topics included: Drugs – Are you ready for this freight train of change? – Presented by Harold Gutovich, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tasks of an Employee Benefits Plan Administrator

If you offer an Employee Benefits plan to your workforce, you have signed a legal contract and committed to fulfilling the duties of a Plan Administrator with your insurance carrier. An Important Responsibility Many employers don’t fully realize the importance of this responsibility … Continue reading

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Communicating a Benefits Rate Increase to Employees

Many employer-paid employee benefit plans, where the employer pays 100% of employee benefit premiums, are transitioning to a cost-share arrangement with employees. Costs are increasing and it’s important that everyone is aware of what factors are driving costs to increase … Continue reading

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Alberta Introduction of New Pharmacare Plan

Alberta’s 2013 budget included a surprise announcement regarding a plan to introduce a new pharma-care model for the province by January 2014. New Alberta PharmaCare Model The new model will be based on the approach in B.C. and will likely … Continue reading

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