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Johnstone's Journal

September 2020
Benefits Administration 101
August 2020
Health Spending Accounts
July 2020
Digital Health
June 2020
COVID-19 And Our Mental Health
May 2020
COVID-19 And Our New World
April 2020
COVID-19 And Your Benefits
March 2020
Group Benefits Taxation
February 2020
Benefits to Attract and Retain Employees
January 2020
Dental Costs and Trends
December 2019
Health Benefits – Top Trends
November 2019
Disabled? Now What? Long Term Disability Claims and Process
October 2019
Third Party Administration - Your Offsite Group Benefits Department
September 2019
Student 21 Or Older? Student Declarations
August 2019
Travelling? Check Your Coverage
July 2019
Legislative Changes – Update – 2019 Health and Pension Plans
June 2019
Benefits Eligibility - Dependent Spouse and Children
May 2019
Specialty Coverages to Meet Your Organization’s Needs
April 2019
Optional Benefits and Member Discounts - Good Communications Are Key
March 2019
Personal Unpaid Leave of Absence - Benefit Coverage Should Not Be Assumed
February 2019
The Aging Workforce and Group Benefits
January 2019
Waiving Duplicate Coverage - What To Do If You Want To Waive Duplicate Coverage
December 2018
Claiming Deadlines and the Employer Health Tax (B.C.)
November 2018
Claiming Trends - Increased Utilization Continues to Impact Health and Dental Plans
October 2018
Converting Insurance Coverage After Termination of Employment
September 2018
WCB And Disability Coverage - Remember to Notify the Group Insurer Too
August 2018
Cost Sharing - The Benefits of Employees Sharing in Benefit Costs
July 2018
Medical Marijuana and Your Benefit Plan - Impact to Employers and Employees
June 2018
Severance and Benefits - Benefits After Termination of Employment
May 2018
Maternity and Parental Leaves - Group Benefits and Employment Insurance (EI)
April 2018
How Pooling Affects Your Extended Health Plan - What Is Pooling? Why Are Costs Increasing?
March 2018
A Team Approach to Managing Absences - Proper Claims Management Will Benefit Us All
February 2018
Late Applicants - Managing Liability and Expectations
January 2018
Who Qualifies for Your Group Benefit Plan? Employees and Contractors. Who Is Eligible?
December 2017
Employees on Disability Leave - A Case Study
November 2017
Employees on Disability Leave - Does Everyone Know What to Expect?
October 2017
Workplace Mental Health - Strategies for Your Organization
September 2017
Cost Containment Strategies - From the Employee Perspective
August 2017
Student Benefits Coverage - Continuing Coverage for your Overage Dependent
July 2017
Benefits Fraud & Abuse - Affecting Plan Costs for Everyone
June 2017
Accidental Death & Disablement? - A Common Benefit Explained
May 2017
Disabled? - Now What?
April 2017
Beneficiary Designations
March 2017
Group Benefits - FAQ's
February 2017
Group Retirement & Savings Plans
January 2017
Employee Assistance Plans - Substance Abuse & Addictions
December 2016
Taxation of Benefits - Using CRA's Rules Effectively
November 2016
Employment Insurance - Waiting Period Change: January 1, 2017
October 2016
Legislated Leaves of Absence - Benefits Continuation Guidelines
September 2016
Health Spending Accounts - Practical – Affordable – Cost-Effective
August 2016
Prescription Drugs - High costs, specialty drugs...what to know
July 2016
Third Party Administration - Adding Value for Benefit Plan Sponsors
June 2016
Traveling? - Be prepared
May 2016
Employee Personnel Files - Why it is important to keep them up to date
April 2016
Optional Benefits - Enchancing your Group Benefits Plan

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