Category Archives: ENCOMPASS News

Information about ENCOMPASS business and news.

We’re Hiring!

Our significant and steady growth over the past few years has led us to search for a qualified team member to join our growing and enthusiastic firm! We are: An independent employee benefits, pension and HR consulting firm Headquartered in … Continue reading

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Recruiting for Accounting Manager

Our client, Bricor Mechanical Ltd., dba Ace Plumbing & Heating, has been serving the Okanagan Valley for over 35 years. Their business focus is providing, quality installations and maintenance of mechanical systems for their customers. They are now looking to … Continue reading

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Retail giant to offer medical marijuana coverage

About 45,000 employees of Shoppers Drug Mart and parent company Loblaws based in Canada will have medical marijuana coverage as part of their work benefits, reports said. An internal memo released last week said this will cover a maximum of … Continue reading

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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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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits.

We lobbied to our MPs on behalf of our clients on this.  This is great news. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits, after days of refusing to rule … Continue reading

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ENCOMPASS Benefits & Big White Ski Pass Contest Announcement

This past Friday we were able to make this Christmas season very special for one great student – Raven Larsback. This year, one special way that we wanted to give back to our great community is to offer, with our … Continue reading

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Federal CPP and EI maximums for 2017

2015  2016 2017 Employment Insurance Maximum weekly benefit 523.36 537.56 542.59 Maximum annual employee contribution 930.60 955.04 836.19 Maximum annual employer contribution 1,302.84 1,337.06 1,169.64 Maximum insurable earnings 49,500.00 50,800.00 51,300.00 Canada Pension Plan Maximum employee contribution to plan 2,479.95 … Continue reading

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Change in smoker status criteria – Marijuana users can apply for non-smoker rates

November 3, 2016 – News from Great West Life Effective immediately, plan members who use marijuana won’t automatically be considered smokers on insurance applications, unless they also use tobacco, e-cigarettes or nicotine products. This change applies to all coverage that … Continue reading

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2016/2017 Big White Ski Pass Contest

Welcome to the ENCOMPASS Benefits Youth Ski Pass Contest! ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions is a well-established Benefits and HR Consulting firm that serves clients across Canada. As a team we provide strategic counsel to our clients in the areas … Continue reading

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Compassionate Care Leave changes

Compassionate care leave is available to employees who provide care for a family member who has a life-threatening illness. Effective January 3, 2016, the federal government made changes that extended the time period of compassionate care leave. These changes have … Continue reading

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