|Bene-D-Duct Company Profile|
has been established to help every small Canadian
business (outside of Quebec) create their own
Private Health Services Plan
(often called Drug and Dental Benefit Plans) without having to purchase it through an insurance company.
Tom Gillett, Vice President, Sales
and one of our founders has over 17 years of experience in the benefit field both as a product actuary and as an
independent licensed life and health insurance agent in
He has frequently seen many small business owners or proprietors reject the purchase of an insurance plan for drug and dental coverage.
He has discovered that their decision is usually based upon the premium being too high compared with the current expected usage of these benefits.
They decide to fund their medical and dental expenses out of their own pocket rather than pay into the more expensive plans being offered by the insurance companies.
He has also seen the insurance company reject or reduce the medical coverage for tiny businesses that require medical evidence of insurability to qualify,
and usually they do not provide full coverage for all dental procedures.
Tom reasoned that, rightly or wrongly, this rejection of insurance and paying medical and dental bills directly was going to continue at least for some proportion of the self-employed.
He knew that
these self-employed were missing a significant tax savings, in that, a medical or dental reimbursement cheque is not treated as income to the
individual receiving it, and yet the cost of providing a benefit plan is fully tax deductible to the business.
He also knew many large firms enter into what is called a
Private Health Services Plan
whereby the large firm establishes a benefit plan without using an insurance
company and hire a plan administrator to payout valid benefit reimbursements to the eligible employees. The administrator charges
the firm the actual amount of
plus an administration fee, thus explaining the term "Cost Plus".
was created so that those small businesses who have rejected purchasing insurance could
at least provide a tax effective benefit plan using the "Cost Plus" provisions of the Income Tax Act.
Furthermore, it allows very small businesses to include very rich benefits (such as braces or 100% coverage)
that most insurance companies will not offer immediately to these business.
operates as a division of
Direct Dimensions Actuarial Services Inc.
, which was incorporated in Ontario in January 1997.
is a stylized combination of the words
"Benefit" and "Deductible", and incorporates the two capital D's that dominate the
provides actuarial expertise in the design, pricing and marketing of insurance products that provide
funding for various health related expenditures, including Travel Medical Coverage.
's business philosophy is one of utmost integrity and professionalism. We value your business greatly
and want to provide you with the best value for your benefit dollars. Please let us know if
dissatisfied with our service or how we can be of any greater service to you.
We truly expect our current customers will be our greatest means of obtaining new customers! Most small businesses supply,
are supplied by, or simply know three, five or even ten other small businesses. Perhaps it is through this word of mouth contact
that you have come to our web site to examine the
plan. Perhaps it is through the limited advertising that we do. Either way, we encourage you to let other
entrepreneurs and small business people know about us!
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