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News Release- Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd.

News Release 2020 As our business, and the insurance industry, continues to evolve, it is important we stay on top of industry and technological changes in order to provide the best service and resources to you, our client.  With that, we are pleased to announce that, effective February 1, 2020, Strategic Benefits has joined forces with benefitsConnect, […]

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Happy Holidays

From our family to yours, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for the upcoming holiday season and for a prosperous 2020!

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Changes to OHIP Travel Insurance- January 1, 2020

In May 2019 the Provincial Government announced they would be changing coverage for Out of Country Medical Emergency.  The brunt of these claims have been paid by private insurance companies, but this move now pushes almost all the responsibility from the province to prviate insurance companies and travellers. Originally slated to go into effect on […]

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Ontario’s Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act

Provision Name Repealed Bill 148 Provision New Bill 47 Provision Effective Date Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) All employers must provide 10 days of PEL per calendar year, the first 2 paid and the following 8 unpaid. All employees are entitled to the following leaves per calendar year: 3 unpaid days of sick leave 3 unpaid […]

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Changes coming to PIPEDA: Are you ready?

Effective November 1, 2018 updates to PIPEDA, previously announced in May 2018, will be going into effect.  Are you aware of these changes and has your business taken the necessary steps to remain compliant? Information taken directly from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website.  

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Self Service has Never Been so Easy!

Employees are in a better position to take control of their own benefits plan now.  Here is a quick snapshot on the types of services Employees can now do on their own.

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Ontario Drug Benefit Plan

ONTARIO DRUG BENEFIT PLAN With the recent implementation of the OHIP+ coverage which extends the Ontario Drug Benefit plan to Ontario residents under the age of 25, we have taken this opportunity to post a copy of this document on our website.  This will provide you with a detailed list of what is now covered […]

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Summary of Bill 148- Changes to Employment Standards Act, 2000

Summary of Bill 148- Changes to Employment Standards Act, 2000 Attached is a summary of changes for the upcoming year impacting the Employment Standard Act, 2000. Many of the proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act are scheduled to take place on a rolling basis. As of January 1, 2018, many of the increased leave requirements are set […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Below are a couple of myths about breast cancer that we should all be aware of. 1.  THE BREAST CANCER MYTH Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer. THE TRUTH Only a small percentage of breast lumps turn out to be cancer.  But if you […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia, affects an estimated 500,000 Canadians, and statistics predict that this number will double within a generation. Fortunately, for every person living with Alzheimer’s disease, there are also many family members and friends providing care and support. Alzheimer’s disease will eventually affect how a person thinks, […]

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