Group Benefits

Whether your company is public or private, local or international, service-orientated, manufacturer, or a specialty industry such as aviation, our well-resourced accomplished Group Benefit and Retirement professionals have the experience and capacity to deliver the highest level of attention, creativity and pro-activeness you deserve.

Ongoing Resources and Management

  • Sharing of emerging marketplace trends and legislative changes
  • Quarterly reviews of the benefit and retirement programs financial performance
  • Resource and provider of ongoing information: e.g. Customized Employee Benefit & Compensation Summary statement, newsletter, seminars
  • Manage insurance carrier relationship(s)
  • Close partnership for benefit and retirement programs administration
  • Trouble-shoot administration issues and challenges
  • On-call to all administrators and plan members
  • Monitor insurance carrier services and expenses
  • Proactive fiscal management – project renewal pricing one quarter in advance of renewal
  • Renewal analytics and negotiations
  • Ensure plan(s) is/are competitive, compliant, and continually meets stakeholder needs
  • Available for Collective Bargaining Process
  • Available to facilitate the conversion of insurance coverage for terminating employees
  • Available to facilitate transfer of retirement assets for terminating employees

Consulting & Design

  • Benchmarking of design and consumption to like organizations and labor markets
  • Conduct employee benefit survey(s), as needed
  • Audit, review, and provide direction on preferred underwriting agreements and administration options based on corporate goals, objectives, and risk tolerance
  • Test marketplace competitiveness
  • Negotiate competitive, employer centric, contracts
  • Regular budget reviews and forecasting
  • Input and direction on benefit related best practices and corporate policies
  • Critical incident planning
  • Wellness solutions
  • Voluntary benefit options
  • Preferred provider solutions
  • Tax effective planning and strategies

Employee Engagement, Communication, Administration

  • Prepare, brand, and deliver all necessary and ongoing communication documents
  • Conduct employee education and engagement sessions
  • Educate members on how their coverage and investment(s) integrate with Provincial and Federal Government programs
  • Ensure ongoing employee awareness e.g. Content for corporate newsletters, intranet sites, etc.
  • Creation and delivery of unique and distinctive corporate benefit and retirement compensation statements
  • Assist in training, education, and provide ongoing resources to administrators, human resource and finance personnel
  • Employee and family advocacy – providing escalation assistance and resolution to complex and frustrating claims situations
  • Direct enrolment facilitators
  • Manage change of providers
  • Promote smart consumerism through preferred networks
  • Ensure streamlined efficiencies in all plan administration
  • Third party administration reviews
  • Partner in design, protocol, and processes for best practices approach with presenteeism, absenteeism and disability management