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What Are Taxable Employee Benefits?

Recently Benefits Canada asked the question, “When are employee benefits taxable?” The article suggests that deciding whether a benefit provided to employees is taxable is often not as easy as it might seem. What are taxable employee benefits? The Income Tax Act is just not as cut and dry as one might suspect regarding benefits,…

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Massage Therapy Benefits for Employees

This last month Benefits Canada asked the question, “Are massage therapy benefits for employee worthwhile?” The question comes up frequently as many benefits plan sponsors are being pressured to deal with rising drug costs and forced to find other places to reduce benefits costs. Is a massage therapy something that benefits plan sponsors can no…

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Industries with the Best Employee Benefits

Have you ever wondered what is the best employee benefits by industry and how your package compares to employee benefits in other industry sectors? A recent study by Glassdoor (an employer rating website) looked at over 470,000 reviews on company websites for businesses that fall into 8 leading industries. The objective was to see how…

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Individual Health Monitoring Just Got Easier

You’ve probably heard about self health monitoring apps. Some health-related companies are now offering select groups of customers deeply discounted Apple Watches as rewards for adhering to long-term exercise plans. As of March 21, 2016, the scope and range of personal health care just changed once again. Apple recently announced CareKit, the next step in…