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.


Are Benefit Marketing’s for Amateurs?

Too true, and rightly so, business owners deserve the best rates. Always. But at what cost to their coverage and employees? That is an ironic question. As benefit consultants, do we not need to first and foremost ensure the coverage is in place as expected? Consider,...

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The Value of a $Dollar

Special thanks to Gavin Mosley for igniting the spark for this posting. After years of working with employers on building benefits, I think there are one of two roads for employee group benefit plan discussions: 1.     Build a plan according to the rates (premium)...

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Is it Mandatory?

The constant question…is it mandatory? Why? Typically employers offer an employee group benefit plan as an incentive, part of their positive culture building to retain staff and add to overall compensation. However, despite the best intentions, some employees refuse...

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The Value of a Thorough Analysis

Just how do employers know their benefit plan has the financial integrity to not be taken advantage of via fraud or other forms of mismanagement?  While some organization will hire outside practitioners to complete a full financial audit of all of their benefits,...

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The National Programs

As discussed with John Dujay from the HR Reporter on his recent article “How will the Liberal-NDP pack affect the benefit landscape”,  when major stakeholders have yet to be consulted, these Federal Government propositions bring with them more questions than answers....

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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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When Culture gets Flushed Away

Okay, I have to share this, but if you are eating, don’t read on … I’ve had to get quite a bit of dental work done lately to replace decades-old fillings. Due to these experiences as a child, I am one of those patience with some anxiety prior to sitting in the...

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The Drip

Culture Imagine the relaxing jets of water from a lovely shower head, warm on a cold day. Imagine one of the jets out of line and a small drop of icy water drips onto your head. Even amongst the warm water, this one drop is felt and disturbs the enjoyment of the...

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However we view communication, whether it be with clients, family members, on social media, with an audience, our teammates, etc. it comes down to considering the messaging, targeting the audience, and knowing what outcome we want to achieve. For communication to be...

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The Principal of Honesty

Honesty is part of the human experience. We have an expectation that people will be truthful with one another in our dealings both personally and professionally. This virtue lends to a major component of our moral fiber. Not only does the practice of dishonesty erode...

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Cancer Prevention: What can we do?

Cancer prevention is literally just “action taken to lower the risk of getting cancer.” This includes things like not consuming carcinogens, living a healthy lifestyle, and actively monitoring for cancer. Early detection being key to increasing the chances of...

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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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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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