The BA’s newsletter – “Take 5 For Wellness”. The information and insights shared are produced by fellow BA advisors, special contributors, and/or from committees within the BA.

We hope you enjoy our march newsletter and would appreciate any feedback.

We’ve got your back, plan sponsors

National dental benefits, unemployment insurance, pharmacare, a national strategy for drugs for rare diseases—these are among the policy discussions that affect private group insurance plans.

How group RRSPs can boost retention

The 2023 deadline for registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) has just passed and “water-cooler talk” between employees may have included questions about an RRSP plan available through work—or the lack of one.

Advisors stepping up for mental health

Advisors stepping up for mental health. When Christine MacDonald talks about mental-health benefits during education sessions for employees, she can sense the increase in attention.

What’s the impact on disability plans?

Three months have passed since the federal government expanded the coverage period for its Employment Insurance (EI) plan to 26 weeks from 15 weeks. How are plan sponsors responding?

Tell us what you think about EI

o help us represent you, please take a few moments to complete our anonymous survey about the federal government’s recent change to unemployment insurance (EI). And you could win some coffee and treats for yourself and your team!