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Submitting your claims has never been simpler!


Did you know that you or your service providers can email receipts directly into your HealthPlus Employee Portal to make claims faster and easier to submit? The portal is where you go when you login to to submit your eligible expenses. You automatically have a unique email address associated with your portal! To obtain […]

Invest in Your Team’s Well-Being: Enhance Your Benefits with a Healthcare Spending Account (HSA)


As a business owner, your employees are your greatest asset. You strive to provide them with the best support possible, including comprehensive healthcare benefits. However, when it comes to mental health, traditional insurance plans may fall short. That’s where a Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) steps in, offering a powerful solution to bridge the gap and […]

Business owners brace for second stage of CPP expansion


Whether you’re an employee or self-employed, you are required to contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), recently you may have noticed that the amount you’re required to contribute has been slowly climbing. What many don’t know, is that there is a second stage of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) expansion, which entails further increased […]

Employee Benefits: An important part of a successful business


Canadians are fortunate to have access to public health care services but when accessing these services, there are key health and wellness needs that are not covered by government programs. A significant amount of health care needs are paid for privately. This includes services like dental and vision care, prescription drugs, out-of-country coverage and more. A […]

Creating your “Right to Disconnect” policy


The Ontario governments recently enacted Bill 27, “Working for Workers Act” requiring employers (with more than 25 employees), to have “a written policy in place for all employees with respect to disconnecting from work”. Bill 27, Working for Workers Act requires a policy, not necessarily a requirement to allow employees to disconnect. The Employment Standards […]

Private virtual health care can support your team’s wellness


What is virtual health care? Virtual health care includes any option where the patient does not have to travel to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital to receive medical treatment, advice or diagnosis. Some health care practitioners provide virtual care over the phone, while others use video chats or text messages to communicate with patients. […]

Home office expenses for employees eligible to claim on 2020 tax return.


Employees who worked from home more than 50% of the time over a period of a least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to the pandemic will be eligible to claim the home office expenses deduction for 2020. There are two options for employees when claiming these expenses on their 2020 tax return. The temporary […]

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance: Provincial Program Details


The Government announces help with rent for small business. But is the “help” any better than the terms you may have already negotiated with your landlord?   Who qualifies?: Businesses who pay less than $50,000/month in rent Non-essential businesses who were forced to close or other businesses that have suffered at least a 70% drop […]

UPDATED: Covid-19 Federal Government Assistance for Employers and Employees


UPDATED!!!! April 9th, 2020 If your business needs financial support: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Designed to keep (or recall) employees on payroll, this program will subsidize a portion of your payroll cost. For employers that have suffered a 15% reduction in revenue due to Covid-19 in March 2020 and/or a 30% reduction in revenue for […]

Travel season is upon us! Are you are covered?


With the arrival of the holidays and the cold weather comes the Canadian desire to travel. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or you’re planning your annual vacation, travel insurance is a strong safety net for unforeseeable events that could occur on your trip. The coverage varies depending on how often and how long you are […]