Group Benefits

Passionately Progressive

We help our clients align their benefits programs and policies with their organization needs. The goal, of course, is to optimize the investment made in benefits to ensure that plan sponsors are getting the most out of their investment and that plan members perceive this investment as a highly valued part of their total compensation.

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Our dedicated team of group benefits consultants have significant experience in the design, funding and administration of group benefit arrangements for single and multi-employer plans. This gives our clients the confidence of knowing that whether they need strategic counsel, senior underwriting expertise, documentation review or negotiation assistance, our team has the insight, knowledge and commitment to provide them with solutions that are specifically tailored to their organization's unique requirements to meet their objectives.

Our group benefits consulting services include:

  • Annual strategy and planning
  • Strategic plan design
  • Benefits budget setting
  • Vendor management
  • Experience reporting
  • Plan renewal
  • Auditing of financial statements
  • CICA future benefit obligations
  • Taxable benefits reporting
  • EI Employer Premium Reduction Program and sharing arrangements
  • Funding/pricing strategy (including retiree benefits)
  • Vendor market surveys
  • Information on emerging trends, legislation and practices
  • Population trending and projection
  • Disability management
  • Negotiations assistance
  • Valuations
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Flexible benefits programs
  • Total rewards arrangements
  • Plan documentation and governance
  • Health and wellness strategies and analysis
  • Claims appeals/exceptions review
  • Privacy policies
  • Change management and strategic planning
  • Administration solutions, including appropriate PC or web-based tools
For more information contact:
Toronto: Ellen Whelan
Montréal: Jean-François Gariépy
Québec City: Richard Larouche
Halifax: Derek Gerard
Vancouver: Nick Gubbay
Barbados: Lisa Wade
Jamaica: Constance Hall