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How to Talk About Estate Planning

Is Estate Planning the Elephant in the Room for Canadian Families? Recent studies show that most Canadians are uncomfortable with discussing their finances, wills and estate planning with their parents, families, and even professionals: 47% of Canadians have never brought up the subject of inheritance with the people they want to leave money to 79%…

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The Realities of Retirement Planning in Canada

According to the recent RBC poll on Retirement Myths & Realities, Canadian’s expectations of retirement planning and the reality of their actual retirement objectives and goals have many major conflicts. Here are some highlights from the poll that compare retirement planning “Expectations” with “Reality.” Social Time Missed More Than Regular Paycheques Expectation: Nearly half of…

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How Are Benefit Brokers Paid?

Benefit Strategies has been helping employers with benefit management services for nearly three decades but we are often asked how our benefit brokers get paid. Our potential clients are often curious at how we get compensated for researching, recommending, and implementing a workplace benefits plans for employees. There are two basic pricing models that can…

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Why Employee Benefits Are Important

If companies do not offer benefits as part of their overall attraction and retention strategy what type of employee are they looking to attract? Most companies are looking to hire young, long-term employees they can build the future growth of their organization around and vice versa. What are these employees looking for? Hays 2014 Compensation, Benefits,…

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Benefit Strategies in Capital Ideas Edmonton

What’s your biggest customer service challenge? Chelsey Smith, marketing and communications director at Benefit Strategies Inc., recently shared her biggest customer service challenges at Capital Ideas’ Earned Media Workshop, which kicked off E-Town on September 11. “The biggest challenge is keeping lines of communication open with companies – we rely on working hand-in-hand with human…