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February 8, 2017

Introducing the 2017 Reference Guide to Canadian Benefits

  About the Guide Employees in Canada have compensation, benefits, and retirement needs that are evolving and becoming increasingly complex with time. Canadians are fortunate to have a wide range of social benefits available to them.   The annual Accompass Reference Guide to Canadian Benefits is a tool that summarizes federal and provincial benefits that… Read More >

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Accompass President, Sarah Beech Addresses the Impact Obesity has on the Workplace

  Accompass President, Sarah Beech spoke with The Globe and Mail in early December of 2016, to discuss the rising impact that obesity is having on the workplace. Obesity in the workplace is making an impact on productivity, absenteeism, risk of short-term disability, and benefits plans across Canada. Beech not only brings to light the… Read More >

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In the face of a public outcry against the Federal Government’s potential proposal of introducing a new tax on employer-sponsored health and dental benefit premiums, On February 1st Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the federal government “will not be raising” the health and dental benefit taxes. His comment was in response to interim Conservative Leader Rona… Read More >

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January 31, 2017

Ventin discusses the challenges of delayed retirement

In a recent article in Benefits Canada Accompass Associate Vice President Sandra Ventin shared her thoughts on how employers have been managing the trend towards delayed retirement. Ventin noted that the catastrophic elements of a benefits plan, such as high-cost drugs and emergency travel insurance, will be a particular source of pressure. Drug coverage for seniors… Read More >

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January 23, 2017

Open letter to Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau regarding potential tax on employee benefits

In December, the federal government announced that it was considering a new measure that would see the group health premiums you pay on behalf of employees taxable in their hands, like other employment income. This would have a substantial impact on every single one of your covered employees, and affect their ability to keep themselves… Read More >

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January 19, 2017

Ontario Broader Public Sector executive compensation framework workshop February 23

Accompass is hosting an executive breakfast session the morning of February 23 to help broader public sector organizations better understand the new Executive Compensation Framework requirements in Ontario, which require compliance by September 2017. We will be discussing the Framework and providing a game plan to attendees on how to comply with its requirements. The session takes… Read More >

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The Pay Equity Office The Pay Equity Commission and Pay Equity Act demonstrate a positive commitment to fairness and accountability in the workplace. The Pay Equity Office investigates, attempts to settle, and works to resolve pay equity complaints. An employer, current employee, former employees, or bargaining agent may act on behalf of an employee to report a… Read More >

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Your Salary Budget Increase Trend The following graph was taken from Accompass’ 2017 Salary Budget Report and examines the evident relationship between unemployment rates, inflation, and salary budget increase. The objective of the chart is to determine whether unemployment rates or inflation have a larger impact on salary budget increases.     Inflation Vs. Supply and Demand… Read More >

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