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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.

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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.

Pick up a copy of the November/December Insurance Journal to read about how to “Guard your Practice against Lawsuits’.  It provides coverage of the CGIB November Seminar.

Major Canadian insurers are no longer resetting the long-term disability pre-existing condition clause for women whose benefits coverage lapsed during their maternity leave when they return to work.

I hate when articles talk about what it costs the insurer, when it’s really costing the EMPLOYER.