Category Archives: Dental

Alberta to Create Fee Guide in Response to Soaring Dental Costs

Alberta’s Health Minister, Sarah Hoffman, announced on December 8, 2016 that it will create a dental fee guide to try to take a bite out of skyrocketing dental costs. This decision was based on results of a provincial review of the … 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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Health Canada Approves New Orthodontic Treatment

Health Canada has approved a new orthodontic tooth treatment called AcceleDent. Highlights of AcceleDent AcceleDent is the first FDA-cleared “clinical approach to safely accelerate orthodontic tooth movement by applying gentle micropulses as a complement to existing orthodontic treatment”, says the Houston-based manufacturer … Continue reading

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You and your Spouse Both Have Employee Benefits – How do we submit claims?

If you and your spouse both have group employee benefits through your employer(s), it is often confusing to decide how to handle this. Often times, one spouse waives health and dental coverage with their own employer’s plan knowing they have coverage with … Continue reading

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AD&D and Critical Illness Become Taxable Benefits Effective 2013

On March 29, 2012 the Federal Government announced that employer-paid premiums for Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) and Critical Illness (CI) will become taxable benefits. Currently, the premiums paid by employers for AD&D and CI are non-taxable benefits to the … Continue reading

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