Category Archives: ENCOMPASS News

Information about ENCOMPASS business and news.

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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CPP Enhancements

Canada Pension Plan enhancement As you may know, changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will be implemented starting in 2019. The changes will affect everyone who works in 2019 and contributes to the CPP. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Hope for the Nations – The Chasing Justice Event

Are you ready to be inspired?  There are still tickets available! Hope for the Nations, and Encompass Benefits & HR Solutions Inc., are proud to present The Chasing Justice event. It is an engaging and informative call to action, to raise … Continue reading

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Breakfast Education Session – Fall 2018

With 4 Key Topics – Handouts & Guaranteed Takeaways . . . Join us for a timely discussion on the new Cannabis legislation, identifying Fraud, Virtual On-line Doctors and Retirement Options. With our Keynote Speakers: Norma Crouse – Assistant Vice President, Claims & … Continue reading

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Employer Health Tax (EHT)

The government of BC will be implementing the new Employer Health Tax (EHT) effective January 1, 2019.  The Medical Services Plan premiums (MSPP) were reduced by 50% on Jan 1, 2018 and will be eliminated on January 1, 2020. Individual taxpayers pay MSP premiums while the … Continue reading

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