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Tips to Help Protect Yourself From An Identity Theft Attack

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

According to a recent study, the average person touches their phone 2,617 times per day. As some of the biggest online users in the world, Canadians visit more sites and spend more time on the internet than any other country. Continue...

Property Insurance: Upgrades in Your Home Can Lead to A Lower Premium

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hopefully, your summer was relaxing and fun. The weather was great, for the most part, and I certainly enjoyed the sunshine. Since summer is the perfect time to get a lot done around the home, you may now qualify for discounts on your property insurance. Continue...

When to Begin: The Longevity of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It is well documented that the number of people with defined benefit (DB) pension plans is much lower today – particularly in the private sector. This increases the importance of careful planning around the retirement income provided through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Continue...

Be Benefit Aware: Individual Health and Disability Plans

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Recent history in Ontario has underlined the importance of staying on top of your employer group benefit coverage. In particular, prescription drug coverage for Ontarians under 25 has seen two significant changes in just the past 6 months. Continue...

Reading, Writing, and RESPs

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By the time you read this, a new school year has begun. That makes it an ideal time to summarize the important aspects of the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), one of the most effective ways of accumulating savings for a child’s education. Continue...

Preventing Workplace Violence With A Strategy

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

As with most other risks, prevention of workplace violence begins with planning. It is easier to persuade managers to focus on the problem after a violent act has taken place than it is to get them to act before anything has happened. The more difficult the decision to plan in advance, the more logical it is. Any organization, large or small, will be more able to spot potential dangers and defuse them before violence develops and will be able to manage a crisis if its executives have considered the issue beforehand and have prepared policies, practices and structures to deal with it. Continue...

Take Employee Concerns Seriously, or Else: Employment Practice Liability Insurance

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From hiring new workers to assigning duties, each of your decisions affects employees in a unique way. Although these actions are critical to running your business, they also create exposures that could lead to costly claims by employees or governmental regulators. Even if they are not warranted, claims for wrongful employment practices can disrupt operations, damage your business’s reputation, hurt employee morale and negatively impact your bottom line. Continue...

Employer's Guide to Cannabis Legislation

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cannabis, often referred to as weed, pot or marijuana, is one of the most commonly used psychoactive drugs in the world. And while the medicinal use of marijuana has been permissible in Canada for some time, the Cannabis Act legalizes the drug for recreational use nationwide. Continue...

The Scrivens Perspective - Fall 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It's back from holidays, back to school, back to work, time to refocus and set a new course. And at Scrivens, we're back to regular business hours on Fridays. Continue...

The Scrivens Perspective - Summer 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be happier at Scrivens because we get out of the office an hour earlier on Fridays to enjoy our weekends just a bit longer. Continue...