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.


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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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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Benefits Bloopers

We are, none of us, perfect. Despite best efforts and preparation, sometimes we simply trip all over our tongue when speaking, or have our words auto corrected without noticing. Opps. Over more than two decades in benefits, I can safely say I have done this more than...

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The Legalities of Employee Benefits

Let’s me start by stating MP Benefits Inc. is not a law firm, nor are we lawyers. Our insights are gained through observation, related readings, and experiences. Even the most common of situations can create a liability issue for a well-meaning business owner. There...

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Death and Taxes

If there’s one thing to know about benefits: It’s all about DEATH & TAXES That’s right. A well-rounded, well-balanced plan will take in account the requirements for the needs of insurance at death, as well as covering off the other “risk” factors: Risk of loss of...

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Disability and COVID-19

The following information is relevant and accurate according to the information received at the time of distribution. Always consult with your benefit policy and insurance carrier for any deviations for specific coverages Recovered employees returning to work...

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…because words really do matter

Time has done it again. We mark the close of one year to welcome a new.  When considering the message we want to convey moving forward, take a moment to reflect on your word use. Without delving into the impact of words in social media, in any organization, words are...

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Sesame Street

Stepping back into childhood and the lessons learned from Big Bird. “Come and playEverything’s A-OKFriendly neighbors there  That’s where we meet…” It would be hard to find someone not able to finish the lyrics.  Launched in 1969, the creators of Sesame Street...

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The Little Vision that could—and DID

Inspiration happens when you allow yourself to “see” things through a different lens. Just when you think you know a place… Vision is sticking to the dream to make it a goal, then a reality, and a triumph over the long term. There is no overnight success…...

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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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Working Boundaries

Is building a “Workplace Wellness Culture” even possible when these are three separate and distinct entities of being? Wellness, for instance, is defined as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. According to...

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Client News

Tire Warehouse

More than just tires Everyone knows—or should know—tires make a significant different in the vehicle’s performance. But the Tire Warehouse is more than just tires. With 4 locations in Edmonton, The Tire Warehouse is a leading auto repair shop with services provided by...

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Guest Post: Simbio Analytics

Benefit plan advisors of a certain vintage may recall learning in childhood that 3 is the magic number. It turns out this wisdom also applies to firms evaluating whether to initiate a marketing of their group benefit plan. Firms, carriers, and advisors are all...

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Pro Works

Warning: Pro Works Painting is passionate about what they do! With close to a decade of of getting the job done right, on time, and on budget, keeping the client in the loop every step of the way, Keiko McPherson has built a...

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