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Will Preparation & Estate Planning

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Will Preparation & Estate Planning “As wise as my own father was, he never got around to creating a will, or documenting his assets and their locations. He died in 2001 and all these years later, I am still trying to finish up his estate. It was a monumental detective work just to try to figure out exactly what he had and where. To make matters worse, the assets were in multiple countries, and continents.” - Kashif Ahmed– Real Stories from Financial Advisors Do you know how to prepare a will? Have you made your will, yet? Do you know the...

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Four Tips To Manage Your Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19

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Four Tips to Manage Your Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19 “This disease [Coronavirus] destroys you. I was mentally devastated more than physically. The loneliness of the illness makes it that much more difficult. I was in absolute isolation the entire time. That was tough. I was thinking that I was going to die. I have lived very well, I have had a wonderful life, but maybe now it’s over. My only problem was leaving my wife alone.” - Antonio Sales Martínez (COVID19 Survivor) How have you been feeling lately? Are you feeling...

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Financial Knowledge & a Financially Secure Life

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Financial Knowledge & A Financially Secure Life Learn to Manage Your Finances “There [are] a lot of things I didn’t know about [financial management], such as credit. I am learning how to manage and budget the money better. Most of my pain comes from the unmanageability of my finances. I almost didn’t come back [to the Financial Literacy workshop] because of the pain around it. That is probably why a lot of people didn’t come back; they felt shame and guilt around their finances.” - Attendee to Financial Literacy Workshop If you are...

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The Benefits of Plan Member Online Registration

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The Benefits of Plan Member Online Registration Accessibility & Your Benefits Coverage Your Group Benefits plan plays a vital role in your and your family's overall health and wellbeing. You should have easy access to your benefits whenever you need them. Online registration to your plan helps you access your coverage easily and better manage your information. • Submitting health claims efficiently; saving significant time. • Learning about your plan coverage; viewing benefits details and balances. • Receiving claims reimbursements faster...

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How to Successfully Manage Financial Stress During COVID-19

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How to Successfully Manage Financial Stress During COVID-19 3 Ways to Overcome It & Be More at Peace “People had to come up with some other way to pay the bills during the pandemic, including using emergency savings, paying for more on their credit card, and stopping their retirement plan savings contributions. Due to these factors, the financial impact of the pandemic will be felt well into the future.” – Manulife 2020 Financial Stress Survey Not sure if you will be able to pay your hydro bill next month? Does seeing your...

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The Crime of the 21st century – Elder Financial Abuse

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The Crime of the 21st century – Elder Financial Abuse “While her mother was in the hospital, Karen moved her mother’s silver tea service, some valuable books and a grand piano to her own home. When her mother returned from the hospital, she asked the police to assist her in recovering her stolen property. Karen stated that she had taken the goods for safe-keeping and that these items are heirlooms belonging, not just to the mother, but to the entire family.” Vancity`s 2014 and 2017 reports on Financial Abuse in Lower Mainland and Capital...

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Important dates for Arthritis and Diabetes Patients as BC is switching to ‘biosimilar’ drugs

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Recognizing that the evidence shows that biosimilars are just as safe and effective as their originator biologic counterparts, the British Columbia government announced on May 27, 2019, that BC PharmaCare is requiring that patients taking three biologic drugs – Enbrel®, Remicade®, and Lantus® – transition to biosimilars.

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Retiring Unexpectedly? Here’s How Your Advisor Can Help

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Retiring Unexpectedly? Here’s How Your Advisor Can Help Who Is Considered A Dependent For Health Insurance It varies from plan to plan, but usually for health insurance, a “dependent” is defined as a person, especially a family member, who relies on another for financial support. This typically means your spouse and children. Your dependents are covered under your plan, which means they could be entitled to benefits under your workplace coverage or a personal benefit plan you have. For most of our working lives, retirement can feel like a...

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Managing “Medical & Recreational Cannabis” in Your Workplace

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It’s been more than couple of months since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, and the country hasn’t gone up in smoke (pun intended). Although it’s still early days, and therefore impossible to know the full impact on workplaces, there’s no doubt that managing cannabis in the workplace is going to be on employer’s minds as we look towards 2019. Below, we’ve outlined a couple of key things to continue to watch for:

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