MP Benefits Perspective

Since 2001, MP Benefits Inc. has operated as an independent group benefit consultant, specializing in designing strategic employee group benefit plans to align with the corporate, compensation, culture, and wellness policies of each corporation.

Consulting

The Human Difference

Let's not forget the human component in business As group benefit consultants, we strive to provide clarity to the complexity that can sometimes be employee group benefits, especially when communication's limited. That’s not to say the information is not available,...

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Re-fresh the “Re-Start”

What are we going “back” to? In a recent “Every Other Wednesday” interview, Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, Chief People Officer at LaRosa’s Inc. and author of HR on Purpose, suggested that the past often looks rosier than when lived in the moment. Further businesses should...

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Administrator’s Duties (Part 2)

Thanks to MLT Aikins LLP for your presentation with CPBI. Often overlooked is the liability associated with the administration of an employee group benefit plan. Some basic duties of a plan administrator (who may or may not be the employer) include: Contractual duties...

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Benefits

The Right Fit

Never “Set it and Leave it” Benefits is a high touch insurance offering…never a set and leave it proposition. From the initial conversation about the value and purpose to the on-going support, a consultant needs to be there for: claims questions, issues and resolution...

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Hiring and Benefits, Ten Quick Questions

Every business owner will have their own reasons for wanting a benefit plan. It could be holistic to take care of employees, providing protection of health and wealth. It could be because there are specific needs which require coverage, or it could be as part of the...

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How COVID-19 continues to drive health care costs

What is on the horizon for health care costs? While we are aware of the economic impact of the pandemic, it is also important to look to the future to see how the pandemic will continue to drive costs, especially on a company’s employee group benefit plan. According...

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Compensation

The roll of the die

Perception in benefits can sometimes be compared to casting the die on the corporate gameboard of culture—compensation—wellness—balance. Juggling the multitude of employment, human rights and liability issues.  Toss the die and land on the employee. Here you have the...

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What do benefits really mean?

Well, certainly as a benefit broker (I do not work for an insurance carrier) I’m jaded when it comes to espousing the “value” of an employee benefit plan. Like many things in life, until you actually experience something, you can not understand the real worth. Group...

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Culture

The “Art” of the Conversation

Special thanks to Aileen Gibb from her chat on Spotlight on Culture—the Conversation—for inspiring this piece. Start with Engagement My take on conversations follow the ABC’s of engagement…Always Be Considerate. Align with people have an Agenda Agree when, where and...

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…and the Contented Cow gives…Mooo-re Money

The premise of the contented employee is not to lavish loads of money as though you can buy results, it’s to build a culture to capture the discretionary effort of your human capital. This is that increment of human effort which is at exclusive discretion of the...

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The Secret Sauce is…Culture

People are the core of every organization, no matter who that organization is or what they do. And while no two companies are alike, at the end of the day, successful corporations ensure their people are treated and respected. Leadership matters Imagine for a moment,...

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Wellness

Mental Health & EAP

The tragedy behind having an employee assistance program for employees is when they either are not aware of the coverage due to lack of effective communication, or remain too tentative to access the coverage.  More than ever, employers need to approach their benefit...

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Words Matter

Some say the pandemic has created an evolutionary marker in time where all things before have transitioned into something new. Certainly, when it comes to human interactions and how we view communication, we can agree. Highlighted throughout the pandemic is the...

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Prior to March 2020, more than 30% of all disability claims in Canada were mental health-related. Even with such staggering figures, and despite EAP programs having been around for decades, employer’s response to implementing Employee Assistance Programs remained a...

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Client News

Knowledge does NOT equal Wisdom

 The valuable lessons learned from our clients. Early in my career as an accidental entrepreneur, I felt to gain the clients confidence I needed to wow them with how much research I had completed regarding insurance and specifically employee group benefits that I...

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Edmonton Granite Memorials

Memories of a lifetime etched in stone forever. For more than 55-years, Edmonton Granite Memorials Ltd. has earned the reputation of excellence for personalized custom designed memorials. As a third generation, family owned company, their commitment to the local...

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Credit Counselling Society

To help To educate To give hope The Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non-profit service for Canadians struggling financially. Their services help them learn how to: solve debt problems manage money better use credit responsibly If you know someone who is...

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