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Disability Benefits: Changes to Canada Revenue Agency’s Tax Withholding Requirements

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently updated their tax withholding requirements for disability benefits. The January 1, 2015 change will impact the way taxable disability benefit payments are calculated for insured short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) plans.  

Both STD and LTD plans are a type of Wage Loss Replacement Plan (WLRP), which insures a group of employees against loss of employment income due to disability, sickness or accident. Income…

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Cowan Insurance Group Acquires The Williamson Group – Providing Growth Opportunities for Both Companies and Increased Value for Clients

Cowan Insurance Group, a pre-eminent insurance brokerage and consulting operation in Canada, announced today that it has acquired The Williamson Group, a client-focused financial services company focused on providing employer sponsored benefits, pensions, and disability management programs, as well as individual financial services. For more information,

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Cowan Insurance Group’s Holiday Hours

As the holiday season is among us, please note the following modifications to our business hours.  

December 24: 8:30 am–12:00 pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

December 29: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
December 30: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
December 31: 8:30–3:00

January 1: Closed
January 2: Closed

If you require after-hours claims assistance, please

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