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.

Productivity

Make your next hire an Olympian

To reach for gold on the Olympic platform requires consistent training to purposefully improve both physically and mentally. While this sporting feat is reserved for the elite few, achieving career success gold is a wide-open field. In the beginning, some may say, it...

Applying the Industrial Athlete concept to Benefits

Thanks to Dr. Anthony Harris for first introducing MP Benefits Inc. to the Industrial Athlete concept originally coined in the United States when the ergogenic theory of sports medicine was applied to manufacturing sectors to improve the health, safety, and ultimately...

Heart Healthy Culture

A recent article from "Word on Benefits" served to reinforce how important it is to align the benefit plan design with EXPECTED Safety and Productivity results if you want your business to thrive. 1 in 12 (2.6 million) Canadian adults age 20 and over live with...

Consulting

Let’s agree…to Agree

Right off the bat you are going to want to disagree, but for a moment, as we navigate the conversation, let’s talk about employee group benefits and take money off the table of discussion. I promise, I will put it back on the table, but just for now, let’s indulge the...

Benefits—Rates—Renewal Expectations

Our expertise does not begin and end with a marketing for quotations. In fact, every year, as consultants, we work our clients and the insurance provider to determine a fair renewal based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to: ·      Existing...

Benefits

Balancing Act

Whenever there is an employee group benefit program in place, corporate ownership and plan administration must always weight the pros and cons. Typically the cost of providing a benefit to the return on that investment. This runs into a bit of a looped narrative as...

REMINDERS on Disability in your Benefit Plan

Connecting communication strategies to business (benefit) objectives, recruitment, retention, safety, and productivity requirements are necessary to effectively drive the overall purpose of the organization. ...that's where there's “power” in conversation. The...

The Alignment of benefits to productivity.

AS WE KNOW, benefits are a significant component of an employee’s compensation package, focusing on the usage value—the “benefits”—rather than premium, adding to the culture of any organization.  However, have you considered how an employee group benefits plan ADDs to...

Compensation

Group LTD Reminders

Once we are no longer “dependent”, income is the foundation of the lifestyle not just for the “now” but for the future. That’s one of the main reasons we work—to provide for the things we need and want. (Personal fulfillment, engagement, etc. are the subjects of other...

How to GROW a Penny

We earn. We save. We plan. We live. We spend. Then we often ask, what happened to MY money? Despite the fact that Canada stopped minting the penny on May 4th, 2012, we do know, without a doubt, that you can’t get to a dollar without watching your pennies. AND every...

There’s more to Employee Compensation than Salary

Let’s work together to build an organization that intentionally merits the gifts of creativity, passion, and initiative your employees bring with them every day. A well-designed employee group plan is the PROMISE kept from an employer to their employees. Employee...

Culture

WHOLE Person Benefits

An employee is typically defined as: “A person employed by a business in return for a wage/salary.” Does this mean that only what the person does on “paid” time impacts their performance on the job? Of course not. Just like an...

The gaps between

See a need—Fill a need—Create a need I’ve been fortunate to be a student | alumni of the Disney Institute for a number of years and have gain significantly from their curriculum, both in usable tools and practical application. This has made me an astute observer...

Wellness

Employee Mental Health Programs

This is a guest blog post from Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. We're on a mission to help working Canadians promote and protect their health. wealth, and happiness, by delivering benefits by design. Employee mental health has been a hot topic since before the pandemic,...

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...

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...