Category Archives: ENCOMPASS News

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Celiac Medical Expenses for Tax Deductions

For people living with Celiac Disease, you will be happy to know that the Canada Revenue Agency does allow a tax deduction for the purchase of gluten free products. The Canada Revenue Agency has all the information needed on their … Continue reading

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Our own Greg Shorter is presenting at the CPHR Round Table in Vernon

Details below . . . Vernon Roundtable – Group Benefits: Attract & Retain Top Talent Date: April 24, 2019 Event start time: 7:30 am Pacific Time Location: Community Futures North Okanagan Greg Shorter – Greg earned his B.B.A with a focus … Continue reading

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Happy Benefits Day!

National Employee Benefits Day is celebrated each year on April 2. The day recognizes trustees, administrators, benefits practitioners and professional advisors for their dedication to providing quality benefits and the important role they play in their colleagues’ well-being. IFEBP ENCOMPASS … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH! While your benefit plans and employees cost share biologic drugs, prison inmates get them for free! Wow.

According to CTV News, the Correctional Service of Canada has spent more than $2.1 million (Jan 2015-Aug 2018) to provide inmates with biologic drugs that some Canadians struggle to afford. Drugs such as Remicade, Humira and Embrel have revolutionized treatment … Continue reading

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2018 Scholarship & Honorary Educational Gift Recipients

We would like to congratulate all of our Scholarship and Honorary Educational Gift recipients – we are proud to contribute to your success!  We had many qualified candidates to choose from and wish the best to all who applied. There were five … Continue reading

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Free Meds for Low-income

Health Minister Adrian Dix says B.C. has taken a “long overdue step forward” to help lower-income households handle the cost of prescription drugs. Dix says deductibles and other payments have been eliminated for 240,000 families, meaning they no longer have … Continue reading

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2019 CPP & EI annual maximums

2016 2017 2018 2019 Employment Insurance 537.56 542.59 546.82 561.63 Maximum weekly benefit 955.04 836.19 858.22 860.22 Maximum annual employee contribution 1,337.06 1,169.64 1,201.51 1,204.31 Maximum insurable earnings 50,800 51,300 51,700 53,100 Canada Pension Plan Maximum employee contribution to plan 2,544.30 … Continue reading

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Employer Health Tax Update

As part of the 2018 provincial budget released in February, 2018, the BC government introduced a new Employer Health Tax (EHT) which will become effective January 1, 2019 for employers with payroll costs in excess of $500,000 and non-profits with … Continue reading

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Big White Ski Pass Contest 2018/19

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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PIPEDA Privacy Breaches: Reporting, Notification & Record-keeping

Effective November 1, 2018, organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will have new responsibilities in the event of a privacy breach. READ MORE > Courtesy of Advocis

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