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These are the tentative dates for the upcoming CGIB seminars and workshops.

Canadian Group Insurance Brokers (CGIB) and Benefits by Design (BBD) have announced a partnership to help small and medium-sized employers address a critical issue in group health insurance.

Benefits & Pension Monitor


The Canadian Group Insurance Brokers (CGIB) has partnered with Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., a People Corporation Company, to create a group benefits plan that solves the lack of group insurance solutions employers have faced for years. The ‘CGIB Catastrophic Hybrid Insurance Plan’ helps employers resolve the issue of rate volatility especially when high-cost drug claims ...

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The meetings of the CGIB are decidedly different these days. Like most other associations, CGIB members have turned to Zoom to meet - but its much more than that...


It is important to decide whether a worker is an employee or a self-employed individual. Employment status directly affects a person's entitlement to employment insurance (EI) benefits under the Employment Insurance Act. It can also have an impact on how a worker is treated under other legislation such as the Canada Pension Plan and the Income Tax Act.

When the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association rolled out its proposed compensation disclosure guideline in January 2018, it quickly inflamed tensions with group benefits and retirement advisors.

Benefits & Pension Monitor

As things start to slowly return to a new normal, services such as massage, dental ,and other medical services are starting to open up. With this increased usage comes claims, says Dave Patriarche, president of Mainstay Insurance and founder of the Canadian Group Insurance Brokers (CGIB).

Read the contracts you sell with care

Dave Patriarche says he was shocked when he realized there are a number of financial advisors out there who simply have no desire to share how they reach their sales and personal financial goals.

An Ontario group benefits advisor is calling on Canadian insurers to change a long-term disability practice that adversely affects employees at small companies.