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

Employee Benefit Education, “Just in Time” Part #2

Comprehensive, Consistent, Communication is key to how we offer benefits to clients and the end-users—the employees. Benefits Boosts Productivity When corporations take the time to align their business strategy, culture, and compensation with expectations on...

Employee Benefit Education, Part #1

Because we are in the business of benefits, we strive to constantly understand and educate the target end user—the employee. Whether staff are contributing to the benefit premium (via payroll deduction) or not, when corporations want to ensure the benefit program adds...

The Great Toaster Scare

What could be better than sliced bread?  The toaster that came first. The first iteration of Artificial Intelligence may have been running water and then electricity, moving homes from the unsafe illumination of fire and gas, to incandesce. While we may take both...

Consulting

December for decisions

December for decisions A date in the calendar Sometimes, especially in month twelve of the calendar, it seems there is a lot of anxiety created to either have achieved or missed our goals. We’re either a hero or zero in some fashion.  The thought of some “magic”...

Comprehensive | Consistent | Communication

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

The Grass is always greener? Maybe … Maybe Not.

Where’s the empirical data which shows the savings over the long term? Spring is in the air and we’re seeing new growth everywhere. A brightness after those long grey months of winter. With the change of season, so too comes the look on the other side of the fence...

Benefits

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...

When Reporting a Change Matters.

Taking a chance may cost you more than premiums. It’s a problem of communication. Too many times employees fail to disclose relevant information relating to their employee benefit coverage, sometimes with the misconception of saving premium, or considering the...

Compensation

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...

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...

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...

Culture

Who Pays? How Much?

The costs of not aligning benefits to productivity. EBN offered a webinar for post pandemic learnings—the silver lining take aways, where MP Benefits Inc. had the opportunity to share in conversation with Dr. Anthony Harris, MD MBA.  With the world pivoting within...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...