Visit Benefit Specialists Corp.


May 2019 Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

April 2019 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

Changing Benefits Advisors
Melissa Leong - National Post

For young people, debt might come before RRSP's
Melissa Leong - National Post

March 2019 Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

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Industry News

May 2019 Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

April 2019 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

Changing Benefits Advisors
Melissa Leong - National Post

For young people, debt might come before RRSP's
Melissa Leong - National Post

March 2019 Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

February 2019 Bulletin
Governance is Key in Benefit Plans
Brooke Smith - benefitscanada.com

New Employees want Benefits
Apri View/Benefits Canada

BeneCo PHSP Reminder
Custom Care

January 2019 Bulletin
Participation in your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations
Sunlife Financial

Canadian Identity Theft Statistics
TBSC

December 2018 Bulletin
What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

November 2018 Bulletin
Contractor Coverage
TBSC

Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

May 2018 Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

October 2018 Bulletin
How are your Premiums Calculated?
Source:
http://stevebentleycfp.wordpress.com/

Updating Salaries
Source: Glen Korstrom
Business in Vancouver

July 2018 Bulletin
Administration Issues
TBSC

Frequently Asked Questions
TBSC

September 2018 Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

March 2018 Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

August 2018 Bulletin
Travel Insurance for Pregnant Women
babycenter.ca

Why don't more Smaller Businesses have a Group Retirement Plan?
Scott Anderson - benefitscanada.com

Generics vs. Brand-name Drugs, what is the difference?
canadiangenerics.ca

April 2018 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

Changing Benefits Advisors
Melissa Leong - National Post

For young people, debt might come before RRSP's
Melissa Leong - National Post

February 2018 Bulleltin
Governance is Key in Benefit Plans
Brooke Smith - benefitscanada.com

New Employees want Benefits
Apri View/Benefits Canada

BeneCo PHSP Reminder
Custom Care

January 2018 Bulletin
Participation in your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations
Sunlife Financial

Canadian Identity Theft Statistics
TBSC

December 2017 Bulletin
What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

November 2017 Bulletin
Contractor Coverage
TBSC

Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

October 2017 Renewal
How are your Premiums Calculated?
Source:
http://stevebentleycfp.wordpress.com/

Updating Salaries
Source: Glen Korstrom
Business in Vancouver

July 2017 - Bulletin
Administration Issues
TBSC

Frequently Asked Questions
TBSC

September 2017
Taxable Long & Short Term Disability Changes
TBSC

The Value of Critical Illness
Michael Kettner - benefitsworld.com

May 2017 - Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

June 2017 Bulletin
Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Contractor Coverage
TBSC

March 2017 Bulletin
Governance is Key in Benefit Plans
Brooke Smith - benefitscanada.com

New Employees want Benefits
Apri View/Benefits Canada

BeneCo PHSP Reminder
Custom Care

April 2017 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

Changing Benefits Advisors
Melissa Leong - National Post

For young people, debt might come before RRSP's
Melissa Leong - National Post

February 2017 - Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

November 2016 Bulletin
Contractor Coverage
TBSC

Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

January 2017 - Bulletin
Participation in your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations
Sunlife Financial

Canadian Identity Theft Statistics
TBSC

October 2016 Bulletin
How are your Premiums Calculated?
Source: http://stevebentleycfp.wordpress.com/

Updating Salaries
Source: Glen Korstrom - Business in Vancouver

December 2016 Bulletin
What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

September 2016
Taxable Long & Short Term Disability Changes
TBSC

The Value of Critical Illness
Michael Kettner - benefitsworld.com

August 2016 Bulletin
Why don't more Smaller Businesses have a Group Retirement Plan?
Scott Anderson - benefitscanada.com

Generics vs. Brand-name Drugs, what is the difference?
canadiangenerics.ca

July 2016 Bulletin
Administration Issues
TBSC

Frequently Asked Questions
TBSC

May 2016 Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

June 2016 Bulletin
Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Contractor Coverage
TBSC

March 2016 Bulletin
Governance is Key in Benefit Plans
Brooke Smith - benefitscanada.com

New Employees want Benefits
Apri View/Benefits Canada

BeneCo PHSP Reminder
Custom Care

April 2016 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

Changing Benefits Advisors
Melissa Leong - National Post

For young people, debt might come before RRSP's
Melissa Leong - National Post

February 2016 Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

January 2016 Bulletin
Participation in your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations
Sunlife Financial

Canadian Identity Theft Statistics
TBSC

December 2015 Bulletin
Why don't more Smaller Businesses have a Group Retirement Plan?
Scott Anderson - benefitscanada.com

Generics vs. Brand-name Drugs, what is the difference?
canadiangenerics.ca

November 2015 Bulletin
Taxable Long & Short Term Disability Changes
TBSC

The Value of Critical Illness
Michael Kettner - benefitsworld.com

October 2015 Bulletin
How are your Premiums Calculated?
Source: http://stevebentleycfp.wordpress.com/

Updating Salaries
Source: Glen Korstrom - Business in Vancouver

September 2015 Bulletin
Contractor Coverage
TBSC

Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

August 2015 Bulletin
What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

July 2015 Bulletin
Administration Issues
TBSC

Frequently Asked Questions
TBSC

June 2015 Bulletin
Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Contractor Coverage
TBSC

May 2015 Bulletin
The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

March 2015 Bulletin
Governance is Key in Benefit Plans
Brooke Smith - benefitscanada.com

New Employees want Benefits
Apri View/Benefits Canada

BeneCo PHSP Reminder
Custom Care

April 2015 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

Changing Benefits Advisors
Melissa Leong - National Post

For young people, debt might come before RRSP's
Melissa Leong - National Post

January 2015 Bulletin
Participation in your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations
Sunlife Financial

Canadian Identity Theft Statistics
TBSC

February 2015 Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

November 2014 Bulletin
Taxable Long & Short Term Disability Changes
TBSC

The Value of Critical Illness
Michael Kettner - benefitsworld.com

December 2014 Bulletin
Why don't more Smaller Businesses have a Group Retirement Plan?
Scott Anderson - benefitscanada.com

Generics vs. Brand-name Drugs, what is the difference?
canadiangenerics.ca

October 2014 Bulletin
How are your Premiums Calculated?
Source: http://stevebentleycfp.wordpress.com/

Updating Salaries
Source: Glen Korstrom - Business in Vancouver

September 2014 Bulletin
Contractor Coverage
TBSC

Participation on your Group Benefit Plan
TBSC

May 2014 Bulletin
Governance is Key in Benefit Plans
Brooke Smith - benefitscanada.com

New Employees want Benefits
Apri View/Benefits Canada

BeneCo PHSP Reminder
Custom Care

July 2014 Bulletin
Changes to Taxable Long Term & Short Term Disability

The Cascading Life Insurance Strategy
Ken Doll

August 2014 Bulletin
What is Reasonable & Customary?
Source: Manulife Financial Employee Benefit News

The Future of Prescription Drugs
Source: www.innovicares.com

June 2014 Bulletin
Critical Illness Insurance or Long-term Disability Insurance?
Ted Rechtshaffen - The Canadian Financial Planner

March 2014 Bulletin
Outdoor Home Maintenance
Mike Port

Federal Budget 2014 Update
TBSC

What employers need to know about rheumatoid arthritis.
Kim Siddall - www.benefitscanada.com

February 2014 Bulletin
Updating Salaries
Glen Korstrom

Vertigo
Ease the Spinning
Janelle Martel

Employer Responsibilities during a Notice Period
Glen Korstrom

January 2014 Bulletin
Implementing Contractor Coverage
TBSC

Games Employees Play
Kim Siddall - benefitscanada.com

8 New Years Resolution Success Stories
Shannon Christie - canadianliving.com

December 2013 Bulletin
Stressful Christmas Shopping is pure pleasure with Custom Concierge!
Custom Concierge, Bernadette Gernazzo

Employers worry about healthcare costs, mental health
Yaldaz Sadakova - www.benefitscanada.ca

An employer's obligations during flu season
Daniel Pugen - www.benefitscanada.com

October 2013 Bulletin
Concussions it's a no Brainer
Dr. Kevin Creppin

Fall into the Routine
TBSC

Effects of Dividends and Profit Sharing
TBSC

November 2013 Bulletin
The Value of Critical Illness
Michael Kettner - www.benefitsworld.com

Dispensing Fees 2013
TBSC

Important BeneCo Notice
BeneCo

September 2013 Bulletin
Important Beneco Notice
TBSC

Reminder of Participation on your Group Benefit Plan.
TBSC

Insurance Trends - Biologic Drugs
TBSC

August 2013 Bulletin
Flooding Notice
TBSC

Costly Waits
Acure Health Group

CRA - Introducing Income Tax Folios
Canada Revenue Agency

July 2013 Bulletin
Implementing Contractor Coverage?
TBSC

Why Contract Workers and Employee Benefit Plans Don't Mix.
Richard Dillabough

June 2013 Bulletin
5 Strategies to Accelerate your Business
Dudley Fagan

A Cautionary Note for Shareholder Employees
Hicks Morley

May 2013 Bulletin
How are your Benefit renewals Calculated
- Steven Bentley CFP

Beneco Reminder
- Custom Care

April 2013 Bulletin
The role of Generics in your Drug Plan.
Bob Carter - benefitscanada.com

DSAI Insurance - What it is and how it can help you.

March 2013 Bulletin
Administration Issues
TBSC
Frequently Asked Questions
TBSC

February 2013 Bulletin
Dividends and Profit Sharing and How it Effects your Benefit Plan.
TBSC

Benefits for Contractors
TBSC

January 2013 Bulletin
The Lost Art of Shoe Fitting
Sandy Connery, BSc, C Ped (C) - New Balance Shoes

Why Contract Workers and Employee Benefit Plans Don't Mix
By Richard Dillabough

August 2017 Bulletin
Why don't more Smaller Businesses have a Group Retirement Plan?
Scott Anderson - benefitscanada.com

Generics vs. Brand-name Drugs, what is the difference?
canadiangenerics.ca

December 2012 Bulletin
Stressful Christmas Shopping is pure pleasure with Custom Concierge!
Source: Custom Concierge, Bernadette Gernazzo

Federal budget items affect group benefit plans
Source: Great West Life

November 2012 Bulletin
How to Choose a Long Term Care Facility
Source: www.rbc.com

Why I should make a Will?
Source: www.helpguide.org

October 2012 Bulletin
Building a Sustainable Benefits Plan
Bob Carter | September 25, 2012

New Best Doctors service lets you Ask the Expert
Ref: Great West Life

September 2012 Bulletin
Why Choose a Broker?

The Rough Road of Biologics
Source: Benefits Canada

Benefits for Contractors

July 2012 Bulletin

A CAUTIONARY NOTE FOR SHAREHOLDER-EMPLOYEES
Ref: Hicks Morley

Putting a Face on Mental Illness
Ref: Brian Lindenberg - benefitscanada.ca

June 2012 Bulletin
Dividends & Prfoit Sharing.

Alzheimer's Disease.
Shepell - FGI

May 2012 Bulletin
Protect your benefits plan from fraud.
Joel Alleyne - benefitscanada.ca

2012 Dental Fee Guide
Manulife Fianacial

April 2012 Bulletin
URGENT:
Budget sets out tax rules for sickness and AD&D plans
By Tammy Burns, Benefits Canada

Estate planning is crucial for young families
By John Poyser, Calgary Herald

Things to Consider When Choosing a Rate
By Kent Chapman, Jencor Mortgage

March 2012
How Are You Positioned to Retain/Attract Employees?
By Denise Baril

Dying without a Will (Dying Intestate)
Source: RBC Insurance

February 2012 Bulletin
Yoga for Employee Wellness in the Workplace
by Margau Perko, B.A.Comm., CYT

The Rough Road of Biologics
Brooke Smith | December 02, 2011
Source: Benefits Canada

January 2012
"Your Pep Talk" by Dr. Chong

New Dispensing Fee Lists

Waiting Times

December 2011
Giving Hope- an Article from the "Living Well" Series
by Dr. Chong

TBSC Reminder- Travel Insurance: A Necessary Luxury

November 2011 bulletin
Influenza Vaccine in Alberta

Think Healthy! A "Live Fresh" Series Article
by Dr. Alan Chong, Chiropractor

October 2011 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit
DSAI Insurance- What it is and How it can Help You

Dividends and Profit Sharing and How it Affects Your Employee Benefits Plan

September 2011 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit: Benefits for Contractors

The Sandwich Generation and Home Care/Senior Care
by Mark Brodie

July 2011 Bulletin
TBSC Office Vacation Closure Announcement

TBSC Tidbit: Mandatory Participation
Jennifer Creighton, TBSC

A New Trend Emerges: "Part-Time Resources" for the SMB World
Travis Lindbocker

June 2011 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit- Group Benefits Conversion

Long Term Care Options

May 2011 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit- Understanding the Alberta Seniors Plan

Drug Trends II, by Mike McClenahan

Financial Fitness Resources, Kent Chapman

April 2011
TBSC Tidbit: Aging Parents or Aging Boomers: Planning Before the Crisis Workshops in Calgary

Drug Trends, Part I
by Mike McClenahan, GBA, CEO

March 2011
Introduction to the TBSC/BeneCo YouTube Channel

The Value of Employment Agreements
by Michelle Berg, CHRP

February 2011 Bulletin
Recruiting Blunders You Need to Avoid
by Michelle Berg

Smart Advice When You Need It
by Denise Baril

January 2011
Does Your Team Run Like a Porsche
by Lynnell Ible

Repair, Prevent and Protect: the Benefits of Spa-ing
by Christina Arthur-Dick

TBSC Tidbit: North2South Group Benefits Package

December 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Report- International Travel Warnings

Your Trip, Your Way?!?- Customized Travel Design
by Terri Jo Lennox, CTC

Public Healthcare- the Neverending Story
by Jim Viccars

November 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Reminder- Keeping the Insurer Updated

TBSC Tidbit- Why Do I Need Critical Illness Insurance?

Beneco Blurb- Are Cosmetic Procedures Covered?

September 2010
TBSC Tidbit: Important Travel Tips & Definition of Earnings
Medical Access Insurance: A Supplement to Provincial Health Care
by Jim Viccars
TBSC Report: Wait List Statistics

October 2010 Bulletin
Understanding the People Side of Succession
by David Bradley

A Painless Way to Cut Back on Expenses
by Nickolas Tresoor

TBSC Report: Disability Insurance and Other Smart Options- They Could Save You Money and Stress

August 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit- Come check out our new blog!

Join Inn From the Cold in an Incredible Grassroots Movement
by Lindsay Pollon

Travel Insurance: A Necessary Luxury
by Jennifer Creighton

BeneCo Blurb- Expenses That May Not Be Covered by Your Cost Plus Plan

July 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit: How does the coordination of health and dental expenses work between the Alberta Seniors Program and the Supplementary Health and Dental plans?

The Relationship Between Your Company, the Broker and the Insurance Company
Jennifer Creighton, TBSC

Best Doctors Provides the Best Doctor

June 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit- Group Benefits for Contractors

Need to See a Specialist Now? Not Likely!
by Jim Viccars, President
Acure Health Corp

Is the Long Term Care Benefit Something I Should Consider?
by Jennifer Creighton, BA
TBSC

May 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit
Mandatory Participation: What it is and Why it is Important You Know About it

What Does Dollar Parity Mean for Canadian Snowbirds?
by Chris Stephan, CEO
Shared Homes International

BeneCo Reminder
Employee Documentation

April 2010 Bulletin
TBSC Tidbit:
Budget 2010 Unfolds: Changes to the Medical Expense Tax Credit
Travelling to Cuba
Alberta Pharmaceutical Strategy Update

A Buying Group for Couriers: An Introduction to Canadian Traffic Services Group
by Mike Havery

March 2010
TBSC Tidbit

Benefits for Employees 65+
Kevin Wheeler, CFP, EPC, FMA

TBSC Memorandum

The Bank of Canada, Interest Rates and You
Kent Chapman, Brayco Mortgage

February 2010
TBSC Memorandum

Thinking About Buying a Home? Why Now Could be the Best Time
by Kent Chapman, Mortgage Associate
Brayco Mortgage

Stress, the Employee and the Value of Benefits
by Jennifer Creighton, BA
TBSC

January 2010 Bulletin
Shoot for the Stars and Start Goal Setting Now!
Carol Rosdobutko, CHRP
President of Sandler Training Calgary

The Entrepreneur's Achilles Heel: Hire Fast, Fire Slow!
Eleanor Culver, BA, CHRP
President, Real HR in Calgary, AB

December 2009 Bulletin
Profit or Principles? by Maria MacMinn
TBSC Memorandum- Important Issues
TBSC Christmas Vacation Office Closure

November 2009 Bulletin
What is the Compassionate Care Benefit? by Janet Bullard RN, MN, CHPCA(c)

Retirement- can you afford it? by Bill Keech, IPP Inc.

October 2009 Bulletin
Are You Hitting Home Runs in Your Business? by Denise Baril
"Crash Test" Your Retirement Assets: Will You Survive? by Kevin Wheeler, CFP EPC FMA
Importance Notice- Flu Vaccines in Alberta. by Jennifer Creighton

September 2009 Bulletin
Health and Healing in the 21st Century- Understanding How Your Earnings are Defined- Alberta Announces Changes to Seniors' Drug Plan

August 2009 Bulletin
Facing Cutbacks?
The Work-Sharing (WS) Program May Be for You!

July 2009 Bulletin
Preparing for Vacation: Out of Country and Travel Assistance Coverage

June 2009 Bulletin
BeneCo/TBSC Website Announcement

FYI- New Information from the CRA: Expenses You Cannot Claim

May 2009 Bulletin
Aging and Health Issues are Distracting and Directly Impact your Business

May 2008
Outdoor Home Maintenance
Mike Port

Federal Budget 2014 Update
TBSC

What employers need to know about rheumatoid arthritis.
Kim Siddall - www.benefitscanada.com