Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Make the Most of 2019

The New Year is a great time to get organized. Organize your closet, organize your life. Clean up the spice cupboard, set some goals. Being organized helps put your ideas into action, in your personal life and at work.

No time to organize? Start outsourcing work online, get your groceries delivered, or invest in a cleaning person to help you out, and take advantage of the extra time to yourself!

Learn to play an instrument, go outside for a walk, get more sleep, learn a new language, or visit the museum. Set some goals by looking back on the last year, is there anything you would want to improve upon or do more of? Set small, manageable goals that can be met throughout the year. Maybe fitness and education are important to you – take some time to think of how you want to tackle your objectives. Try some different workout classes or online seminars and see what works for you and piques your interest before making any big commitments. Set a plan to see your goals through, whether it is a weekly Wednesday night study session, or signing up for a run club to get ready that 10K. Make sure your ideas are financially viable, and set a time limit.

The New Year is great time to look back on your budgeting and re-assess to see what is and isn’t working for you while you factor in your new goals for the year. Budgeting apps are a good way to get started and get a clearer idea of your spending.  While you’re at – download our new app! With it there is no need to send in receipts, just snap a photo of them and you’re all set. Simply send us an email and we will have you set up right away.

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Friday, October 05, 2018

Winter Woes

Heading into the long weekend, it's hard not to notice that winter is well on its way! Thankfully we have you covered for for several small mishaps that may happen as the temperature dips.

Pull a muscle shovelling? You can claim your RMT massage or physiotherapy.

Lose a filling when you flew off your toboggan? Dental services qualify.

Crash a bit hard playing hockey with your friends? Ambulance charges can be claimed as well.

As long as you haven't been reimbursed by another plan, these expenses qualify! Just remember to keep your receipts. Give us a call or email with any questions and we can advise you what we can help out with.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Are you ready for Summer?

Summer is officially upon us! You can find us out on the golf course enjoying the weather this long weekend!

This season is a great time to enjoy family time, and try some new activites. However, while you're out enjoying the sunshine, remember to stay sun smart. Always apply sunscreen, bring a hat, and ensure you have extra water. Nothing ruins a day at the beach like a sunburn. Also ensure you're stretching and not overdoing it at your softball game or are taking on too big of a hike. If you do, remember to save any receipts from chiropractor vists or physiotherapy to send along to us. Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, and medical bills can add up quick. You can feel at ease making the appointments you need with a Private Health Service Plan in place. 

Wear a lifejacket, take time to relax, and indulge in some ice-cream and BBQ!


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Friday, November 16, 2012

Are Chiropractic Services an eligible Medical Expense?

This is a great question if you’ve just experienced the first snow storm of the year and have ended up in a fender bender like I did just this past weekend.  I was in Brandon Manitoba for the annual CGA Conference.  Two of the sessions I attended were lead by Dan Belhassen from Modern Earth.  One was entitled Reboot 2020: You vs the Cloud.  It was an excellent presentation which made me open my mind to how Corporate Care could offer better service by employing cloud based applications.  The second presentation was a whole day event entitled Demystifying the Internet.  This was a fantastic overview of social media and how it fits into the business world.  I highly recommend if you have an opportunity to hear Dan speak to take it.  You won’t be disappointed.

Let’s get back to chiropractic services.  I was supposed to drive back to Winnipeg with my husband on Saturday November 10 but the snow storm that spanned from Alberta through Saskatchewan into Manitoba and onward seemed to be still swirling.  We decided to hunker down and drive back home on Sunday.  Overnight the #1 highway was closed to traffic.  It opened around 10:30 Sunday morning and off we drove.  About 3 kilometers past Brandon we got caught in the white out of a semi truck passing us.  Another semi truck was right behind the truck that passed us, and didn’t see us in the blast of snow from the first truck.  We were slammed from the rear and our van was thrown about fifty feet into the ditch. Fortunately no one was hurt.  Not even a scratch.  The emergency responders told us we were lucky and to look at the whole thing as an inconvenience.

We do feel very lucky. As the days progressed however, we are feeling the muscles strains and a couple of bruises have appeared. My husband’s back is hurting and a visit to the chiropractor may just be the right thing to do right now.  All chiropractic fees can be claimed through your Corporate Care plan.  So if you find yourself in even just a fender bender and are a bit concerned, go seek a medical assistance.  If autopac doesn’t look after the chiropractor or massage therapy costs, rest assured that you can expense them as a business expense through Corporate Care. 

Drive safe this winter and buckle up.  Seat belts really do save lives.                       

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