Summer 2014 Newsletter (please see our newsletter for your employees below)

Introducing Trisha Chilton

bClear benefits is thrilled to welcome TrishaTrisha Chilton to our staff! She joins us as a Client Services Associate, so you may frequently be in contact with her. Trisha decided to apply with us after our very own Patricia Welch was her contact as a client, and Trisha loved her upbeat attitude.

Trisha graduated from the University of Manitoba before serving as a Project Manager in the construction industry, where her immense customer service skills were significantly valued. She understands that exceptional service and a positive attitude can go a long way, which is why she was so excited to join a group of employees that is so committed to providing excellent service to clients.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, going for long walks with her best friend, and practicing yoga. Feel free to contact Trisha or any of the Client Services team if you have any questions.

IntroducingCopeman Healthcare Services

We are delighted to tell you about our newest partnership - Copeman Healthcare Services. This organization is well-suited for individuals looking to become more proactive with their health and wellness. Find out more.

Introducing…Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy

We are pleased to be able to offer our clients a convenient home delivery service for employees who are taking maintenance prescription drugs – the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy. This service provides employees with added convenience and the employer with the opportunity to reduce costs. Find out more. 

Why Short Term Disability over EI?

Many companies have Sick Leave policies addressing time off due to illness. When employees continue to be off work beyond the period covered by these policies, many of these employees end up using Employment Insurance (EI), as their income source, until they return to work. In prolonged periods of illness, EI bridges the gap until employees qualify for Long Term Disability – typically 120 days. EI "does the job” but is it the best solution for your company and your employees? Find out more.

Reminder - AD&D and CI are a taxable benefit for employees

Employer paid premiums for group Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) and Critical Illness (CI) coverage is to be included in an employee’s income for tax purposes for contributions made starting in 2013.

To find out more information please take a glance on the Canadian Revenue Agency's website. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Colleen Cadez by phone at 604-296-3255, or email ccadez@bclearbenefits.ca.

Our newsletter for your employees
click here for a PDF newsletter to forward on to your employees. In this edition we have:
  • Copeman Healthcare Centre
  • Pacific Blue Cross and the Conversion
  • Welcome to Trisha Chilton
  • Travel Insurance