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News

June 7, 2016

New my-benefits App!

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PROVIDER UPDATE

Submit Health and Dental Claims on my-benefits Mobile App! Plan participants of the Chambers Plan can now submit most Health and Dental claims using a smartphone or tablet. Submitting claims electronically is a convenient way to have your claims processed quickly and easily, which means you get your money back faster. Our my-benefits app gives … + Read More

March 7, 2016

Beneficiaries- What’s in a name?

ADVICE

Applying for group insurance can require a number of decisions to be made. One of these decisions is who to appoint as a beneficiary for your Life insurance. A beneficiary is the person you name in a life policy who will receive the death benefit upon your demise. Beneficiaries can be an individual, a number … + Read More

July 30, 2015

Sun Life has Photo Submission!

PROVIDER UPDATE

     

January 14, 2015

New Long Term Disability Options

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PROVIDER UPDATE

We are pleased to pass along to you, news from the Chamber Benefits Plan that they are offering new Long Term Disability (LTD) options. A new graded schedule has been added for non-taxable LTD benefits available for firms choosing a 2 year, 5 year, or age 65 benefit with a 24 month own occupation definition … + Read More

January 14, 2015

CRA Guidelines for the Taxation of Disability Benefits

TAX LAW

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) now requires that taxes be withheld on disability benefits in cases where the employer pays all or part of the premium. Starting January 2015 if the employer pays all or part of the premium, taxes will be deducted on disability benefits paid to employees. In the long run, the insured … + Read More

May 28, 2014

Summer is Right Around the Corner!

TRAVEL

With summer right around the corner, we wanted to remind you about your travel coverage through the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. If you have extended healthcare on the plan, you have travel coverage for emergency medical treatment outside your province of residence. Services include semi-private hospital room, hospital medical services and supplies, physician’s … + Read More

May 27, 2014

Practitioners Can Bill the Chambers Plan Directly!

PROVIDER UPDATE

We are proud to announce that the Chambers Plan has joined the TELUS Health eClaims network. What does this mean for you? If you use an Extended Healthcare provider who is part of the TELUS Network, they are able to submit your claims electronically for the services you received. Claims will be processed similarly to … + Read More

May 12, 2014

New Chambers Plan Certificate Numbers

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Chambers Plan has introduced a new format for the certificate numbers on the plan. Instead of being two 5 digit numbers, it will now be one 10 digit number. The certificate number will be a combination of the firm number and original certificate number assigned to each employee. This is important because this is … + Read More

December 13, 2013

Chambers Plan Adds Business Assistance Services

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Most small businesses can’t afford to have a team of specialists on hand to help deal with unexpected problems that require an expert opinion. The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® Business Assistance Service is designed to fill this gap. This confidential service provides access to professional accounting, counselling, legal and human resource experts who … + Read More

December 1, 2013

Tax Changes for 2013

TAX LAW

AD&D and Critical Illness Coverage The 2012 Federal Budget introduced legislation which will result in a taxable benefit to employees for certain employer-paid premiums under group insurance plans. This change will treat Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) and Critical Illness premium on the same basis as employer-paid group Life insurance and Dependent Life premium. Effective … + Read More