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Protect your vision through regular eye exams.

Protect your vision through regular eye exams.

Did you know that most group benefits will cover the cost of an eye exam for you and your family, as well as, a percentage of any prescription eye glasses?  August is National Eye Exam Month and healthy vision starts with an eye exam. For most of us we often overlook having our eyes checked until we are having trouble seeing printed words, while our children might not recognize that they are having difficulty seeing. You can help protect your family’s vision by having a regular eye exam. It’s a good idea to have your children’s eyes checked before they start the school year.  Regular eye exams are a great way to determine if you need glasses or contact lenses

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Yearly Financial Planning Strategies

Yearly Financial Planning Strategies

Why it's important to do a review.  With the year coming to a close, now is a good time to sit down with your financial advisor to do a yearly review. We recommend that our clients do an annual review as a lot can change in a year. We want to make sure as we enter another year that the goals and objectives we set out originally still make sense. A review gives us the opportunity to re-evaluate our strategy and make any changes or adjustments to your financial plan. These are some of the areas we address during a yearly review: Has your financial situation changed? Did you make any large purchases in the past year, like a new house

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Reduce the financial stress of a critical illness diagnosis with critical illness insurance

Reduce the financial stress of a critical illness diagnosis with critical illness insurance

No one wants to think about what might happen if they were diagnosed with a critical illness. How they and their family would be impacted. What it might mean emotionally, physically and financially should they become too ill to work. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014, one in 2.2 men and one in 2.5 women will develop cancer in their lifetime. And one in three people will be diagnosed with a critical illness in their lifetime. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for 30% of all deaths. An estimated 196,900 new cases of cancer and 78,000 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2015. (The number of estimated new

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Elements by Medavie Blue Cross

Elements by Medavie Blue Cross

Simple. Flexible. Responsive. We are very excited by the new individual health insurance plan Elements by Medavie Blue Cross. This plan is a revolutionary approach to health insurance – it’s customizable and tailored to your individual needs and can be modified throughout your life. So, if you get married or have children, or jump onto another corporate benefits plan for a time, you can make changes to Elements. It helps you navigate through changing times, making sure you always have the best coverage for you. Here are some of the biggest benefits we see with Elements by Medavie Blue Cross. Flexible plans and budgets. Health and drug plans as little as $38 per month. As your life changes, your coverage can

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Now Your Kids Have Gone Back to School….Let’s Talk RESP’s

Now Your Kids Have Gone Back to School….Let’s Talk RESP’s

With Mark Kenny Summer has come to an end, September has rolled around and your children are back in school! This is a good time to start thinking about your children’s future and the benefits of investing in an RESP. Planning to help your child attain a higher level of education is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your child. As we all know, the continuous rise of tuition fees along with the increased cost of living, make it harder and harder to afford a post-secondary education. Not to mention the costs that come along with it – rent, textbooks, course materials, etc. The earlier you start contributing to an RESP, the more the plan will grow

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