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OHIP+ Update

January 14, 2019

On January 2, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care introduced proposed changes to OHIP+ beginning in March 2019. Should the proposed legislative changes be passed: Children and youth (excluding social assistance...

Our 2019 Government Benefit Update is Now Available

January 14, 2019

Each year, we provide a government benefits reference chart that summarizes the limits and rates associated with Canada and Quebec Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance and retirement products. Download the 2019 Government Benefit...

Cowan Asset Management—2018 Markets in Review

January 14, 2019

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, the S&P 500 index was in the midst of one of its best-ever runs. And it went on this run while realizing very little volatility. It seemed that with each passing day, investors could count on the...

Legislative Updates for November & December 2018

January 14, 2019

Benefits Canada Caregiving Benefits and Leave. Through Employment Insurance, caregivers can receive financial assistance of up to 55% of your earnings, to a maximum of $547 per week.  These benefits will help caregivers take time away from...

Forgoing a Financial Holiday Hangover

December 13, 2018

The holiday season can be a magical time of year filled with happiness, celebration and gratitude, but it’s also a time when Canadian families accumulate significant debt. Gifts, decorations, special events and travel can be costly, leaving...

AMP Update—New Administrative Penalties Guideline in Ontario

December 13, 2018

You may have received a notice from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) about their new Administrative Penalties Guideline and the monetary penalties which became effective January 1, 2018. These new penalties are for...

Cowan Insurance Group Fills Mid-Market Supply Chain Insurance Gap

December 3, 2018

For Immediate Release CAMBRIDGE, ON (December 1, 2018) Cowan Insurance Group is pleased to announce the launch of Cowan Supply Chain Insurance, the first mid-market supply chain product of its kind in Canada, bridging the gap in standard commercial...

Legislative Updates for October 2018

November 29, 2018

Benefits Canada 2019 Employment Insurance premium rate. Pursuant to section 66.31 of the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Employment Insurance Commission presented a summary of the Actuarial Report on the 2019 Employment Insurance Premium Rate....