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

Administrator’s Duties (Part 1)

Very often, we as brokers, are asked “why”, if an employee doesn’t want to pay their portion of the premium or simply don’t want the coverage, do they have to participate on the group benefit plan? In striving to make comparisons easily understood by plan...

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What YOU hate about benefits

As an employee benefit broker, I know the number one thing customers HATE about benefits: PAYING FOR THEM  In a recent informal survey, respondents—employees and employers alike—outlined their main complaints about benefits: Rates Lack of coverage Wait times for...

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There is NO secret sauce

MP Benefits has been around for a long time…and in all that time, I can say I know of no “secret sauce” to what we do. Being focused on employee experience, abiding by the employer’s need for cost certainty, transparency, and open communication, means creating benefit...

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Benefits

TeleMedicine

Have you heard of Telemedicine? The latest upgrade in virtual healthcare is Telemedicine, a full-service, 24/7 unified, total well-being approach to health delivery. Whether for pharmacy delivery, lab tests, referrals, mental health, chronic disease, long-term, and...

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It’s NOT “we” verses “they” in benefits

Too many times there is benefit bashing, whether based on cost, usage, carrier, employers, etc. Someone is always looking to blame someone else for the cost, lack of coverage, policy wording, access, etc. The fact of the matter is, as a benefit consultant, it is not a...

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Compensation

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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Culture

The Post Pandemic Dopamine Rush

A lot is being written about getting people "back" to work, as though the actual labour and productivity in most cases ever stopped. Yes, some areas of the economy did have stoppage, but for the most part, we managed a work around. It seems though that the real...

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Building Trust through Benefits

There is no “right” or “wrong” answers, but there is trust.  Only the business owner and their human resource team knows their staff and the needs that “fit” within that organization structure. But when it comes to benefits, many overlook the essence of TRUST....

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Wellness

Working Challenges

Seems like the whole world is tired and the news never changes. AND, we’re not done yet. Cultivating resilience in the workplace may require some emotional rewiring, accessing outside help, like your employee assistance plan, and being creative in the strategic...

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Protection of Wealth

I’m a firm believer that if you set yourself on the right path, you will meet the right people to help you succeed. From this, I remember that with every interaction, I should be able glean a nugget which will help me personally, professionally, or both. This, I am...

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Protection of Wealth

I’m a firm believer that if you set yourself on the right path, you will meet the right people to help you succeed. From this, I remember that with every interaction, I should be able glean a nugget which will help me personally, professionally, or both. This, I am...

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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! www.proworkspainting.com/what-we-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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