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Lifetime Surviving Spouse Coverage. Facing the Loss and Easing Financial Hardship

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Meghan and Wayne were high school sweethearts and had been together for years before they were married in 2009.
In the year 2014, Meghan decided to get her second degree in early childhood education, planning to be a high school teacher. While she was receiving her full-time education, Wayne was working full-time at a car dealership as a sales representative. The couple didn’t have much savings but they had big hopes for a future.

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Top 3 Myths About Employee Assistance Programs

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Tragic events can happen to anybody; to ourselves, our friends, our family, our children or our colleagues. It is reassuring to know that there is a system in place to help and overcome those difficult times.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a confidential and voluntary consultation support to employees and their families. It is completely confidential within the limits of the law. The program can be initiated over the phone, by personal appointment or online and self-guided resources.

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Sticking to your new year’s resolution

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A new year brings many different opportunities and challenges. It’s also the time that many people try and improve themselves through New Year’s Resolutions. But for most, these are often easier said than done. Even if we do manage to start on our lists, it’s usually the follow through that derails our efforts. Despite our good intentions we let other aspects of our lives get in the way of these goals. Here are a few tips that may help you complete some of your 2016 resolutions.

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Cancer Fighting Foods

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Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. In fact it is responsible for 30% of all total deaths in the country. It is estimated that 2 out of 5 Canadians are expected to develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes, and 1 out of 4 of those diagnosed will die from it.

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How to tell if a mole is cancerous

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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and can develop anywhere in the body that has pigments. It is however curable if diagnosed in its early stages. Certain factors may significantly increase your risk of skin cancer, such as chronic sun exposure, severe sunburn as a child, a family history of the disease or by simply having fair skin.

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Immunization for Adults

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When we hear the word immunization, we often think they are for children or babies. But being protected from contagious diseases is important for all of us.

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The Rule of 72

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Have you ever wondered how long it will take for your investment to double in value?

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Mental Health Week is May 4th-10th, 2015

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Mental Health Week is May 4th-10th, 2015

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TFSA Limit Increase

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The new federal budget brings some good news for Canadians. One of the proposed change was an increase in the total allowable contribution limit to the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). Retroactive to January 1st, 2015 the contribution limit has been increased from $5,500 to $10,000.

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Top 3 reasons why Paramedical services in employee benefits plan is a must have!

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Paramedical services in employee benefit plan generally covers chiropractic services, physiotherapy, massage therapy, naturopathy and acupuncture services. It is oftenly described as a nice-to-have addition to employee benefits plans instead of must-haves. But more and more employees are seeing the importance of these services. Having them as an added value to your benefits offering not only attracts prospective talents, but also helps retain your current ones. But nothing is free, so in order to include these in your benefits plan you will have to budget and manage the costs.

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