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Pfizer adopts PinnacleCare’s advisory service to simplify employee care

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in EBN, Health, Industry News | 0 comments

November 6, 2017 — For about the price of a cup of coffee for each employee per month, Pfizer provides its 30,000 U.S. staff members with a health advisory service that helps them to navigate their health care benefits and use them in a more efficient, cost effective way. Because the pharmaceutical company’s highly educated workforce is aging, employees are experiencing more and more acute complex conditions including different kinds of cancers and other more atypical diseases. The...

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Eldercare litigation against employers increases

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Employee Benefit News, Health, HR Issues | 0 comments

October 9, 2017 — As the number of employees that care for sick or aging parents increases, so do their claims of employer discrimination. A 2016 Family Responsibilities Discrimination Litigation Update from the University of California Hastings College of the Law documents a 650% jump in litigation involving eldercare during the previous decade. There is no one overarching federal law that protects employees with eldercare responsibilities. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of...

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Innovative employers enhance caregiver benefits

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in EBN, Health, Quality of Life | 0 comments

October 9, 2007 — Some employers are starting to get it: The U.S. population isn’t getting any younger. In fact, by 2040 the percentage of people aged 65 and older will have nearly doubled to nearly 22%, up from 13% in 2010. Even more telling, the age 85-plus cohort is slated to triple. Yet the past few years has seen little growth in the number of employers offering benefits for employees who care for older and disabled relatives. According to the Families and Work Institute’s...

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End of year retirement savings checklist

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

November 6, 2017 — You have finally paid off the credit card bills incurred on your summer vacation. Black Friday is coming up and you are starting to get serious about Christmas shopping. But before you do, pay yourself first and top up your retirement savings. Here are some suggestions: Saskatchewan Pension Plan: If you are already a member of SPP, make sure you have contributed the maximum $2,500 for 2017. Also transfer up to $10,000/year into the plan from a Registered...

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Nov 6: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Income Tax, Insurance, Investments, Money management, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

November 6, 2017 — We are again going to sample recent material from a series of bloggers who participated in The Canadian Financial Summit in September. This week headlines across the country blared that CRA has changed their position on allowing diabetics to claim lucrative disability tax credits in certain cases. On Your Money, Your Life, accountant Evelyn Jacks discusses why these changes are being made and how audit-proofing strategies must be implemented by tax professionals...

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