Philippe is a Principal, responsible for the group benefits practice in Eckler’s Montreal office. He has 15 years of consulting experience in group benefits, pension plans and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
His expertise in group benefits and pension consulting centres on strategic issues, plan design at the national level, communication to plan sponsors and participants. He also provides clients with technical actuarial analysis for cost projections, group benefits negotiation at renewal/market search, pension actuarial funding valuation and accounting disclosures.
Before joining Eckler, Philippe worked in New York for a global consulting firm in the M&A department. In this role, he led the due diligence technical work regarding employee benefits in deals involving Canadian companies.
Philippe is passionate about his profession and his commitment to his clients. He is known for his strong technical expertise and his ability to make the complex simple for plan members and clients.
In 2019, Philippe was selected by Avantages magazine as one of 30 exceptional personalities in the Quebec employee benefits industry.
Areas of Expertise
- Annuity purchase
- Benefit plan design and harmonization
- Change management
- Employee life and health trusts
- Employee training sessions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Project management
- Supplemental executive retirement programs (SERPs)
- Total rewards
- Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
- Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
- Founding member of l’Association de la Retraite et des Avantages Sociaux du Québec (ARASQ)
As a member of the Editorial Board, Philippe helps provide direction for Eckler’s monthly GroupNews publication that provides commentary on the issues affecting Canadian group benefit plans. The most recent issues can be accessed below.
Philippe also contributes his insights to a variety of publications and conferences. Here’s just a sampling:
What’s the solution to increasing drug-plan costs for plan sponsors?
Benefits Canada – April 2021
Assurance médicaments : les coûts de mutualisation toujours en hausse
Avantages – Janvier 2021
Quebec drug pooling corp.’s cost increases mean premium hikes for plan sponsors
Benefits Canada – January 2020
30 personnalités exceptionnelles du secteur des avantages sociaux au Québec
Avantages – September 2019
Assurance médicaments : cesser de tout mutualiser
Avantages – October 2018