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 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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What is exact?

We are all familiar with the “Fair is not Equal and Equal is not Fair”; however, when competing professionals use the term “exact” what “exactly” do they mean? We’ve all been there, a client has their head turned by a competitor offering “exactly” the same for great...

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Benefits

Digital Privacy

With the greater dependency on technology come concerns and legalities of digital privacy. On an episode of “Let’s talk about this SHifT”, Harry Matheis from Matheis Financial Group, spoke about the digital charter and its implications in employee group benefit plans,...

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More communication required

We, in the benefit world, brokers, consultants, insurers—ALL—need to do a much better job communicating, not just with our clients, but with the providers. Have you ever looked at what is written for staff at medical offices for “dealing with insurance companies”?...

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A Promising Future for Cancer Therapies

We live in an exciting time where science is becoming more and more capable of solving some of our most pressing issues. Cancer being one of the biggest problems, where approximately one in two Canadians are likely to develop cancer in their lifetime. Still startling,...

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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 Customer Journey

Fear is a liar. A great friend said that recently and the words struck with profound emphasis. How true. Fear will hold us back. Fear will erode our confidence. Fear will make us think small and resist making the changes necessary to grow, expand, and prosper. In...

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People Leaders-Lead from the top and back up

There is much to be learned from experts on their leadership skills, communication style, coach approach, and culture building. So many similarities despite the field of expertise if we take the time to listen and engage. Knowledge in our chosen profession is not...

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Wellness

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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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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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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