Murray Whitby, CPHRLori Power is not only an expert in group benefits, she is a true thought leader in critical business success factors. In her weekly “Let’s Talk About this SHifT” webinars, Lori engages local experts to share the essence of their expertise with her clients and colleagues. This breadth of vision allows Lori to approach group benefits from a very strategic perspective, ensuring her clients have access to all the resources they need to be successful.
Imagine Institute For Learning
I really appreciate that you NEVER make me feel like anything and everything isn’t something you’re happy to do for us. Just want to acknowledge that you always going above and beyond is not only what makes you exceptional at your job but carries on the legacy and reputation that you’re a superstar and I’m one of your biggest fans!
Thanks for ALL you do!Kim
Throughout the COVID19 pandemic MP Benefits was in continual communication, giving us the latest information that would help our employees and business. Lori was able to quickly make recommendations and explain, in detail, changes that affected us and our plans.
Our experience with MP Benefits has been fantastic and I highly recommend them to any company. Lori takes the complexity out of benefits plan onboarding and renewals so you can make good decisions for your employees and business.
C.M.T. Ventures Inc.
Through these trying times of the pandemic and any time that we have ever had inquiries, Lori at MP Benefits has always been there to provide us with the information and tools we need to help us make informed decisions for our business.
Lori & MP Benefits have always been a fundamental resource for our H.R. department.
If Lori is not able to provide us with the answers we require, she promptly connects us with somebody who does. (for instance – in the past when we required specific employment law advice, she connected us with the appropriate professionals).
Lori has been a fundamental part of the health & wellness (and culture) of our company for over 10 years.
She has proven time and time again that she is committed to helping our business.
We at Manac Western have found the service that Lori Power at MP Benefits have provided to be very informative and timely, in such difficult times.
The content provided has been both informative, reassuring and up to date, also the options provided for learning of the material has been great – also some forums were also provided if anyone had any questions.
I would not hesitate to recommend Lori and MP Benefits.Kelly Goddard
During the COVID-19 pandemic I found the information provided by MP Benefits exceedingly helpful. With so much information to sift through, Lori was very informative and extremely good at outlining the most relevant details. Having the info provided to me rather than scrambling to find it myself was of huge benefit to me. She provides an extremely valuable service to her clients.Alison Baracos
Thank you for generously sharing your time on Let’s Talk About This Shift with me on Thursday. I am always in awe of your dedication to your initiatives; from the meticulous planning you do to the great questions you ask.
I really appreciate you as a person in my life and as a business colleague.Marnie Kiel
Dr. Diane Ruud, Orthodontist
I am posting this recommendation for the services provided by Lori Power/MP Benefits. For the past few years, I have worked hand in hand with Lori to assist us with numerous services, including establishing a health spending account for staff. At no one time has she failed me and she has always been very informative and up to date making her a reliable insurance broker. She is always just a phone call or email away and I think her knowledge and experience is top notch.
When Covid-19 started, it was very overwhelming. However MP Benefits provided us with valuable information and kept us updated regarding benefits, employment issues and various other relevant materials to assist us as we strived to maintain a consistent presence to provide emergency orthodontic care to our patients.
I have had a very good experience with Lori Power/MP Benefits over the years for the services they have rendered to us. I strongly recommend their services.Dr. Diane Ruud, Orthodontist
Thrive Fluid Management Corp
When enquiring with Lori about getting a group benefits plan in place for our new company, she brought a wealth of knowledge to the table with various options that were best suited for us.
She made the transition of implementing our plan flawless. Even months later she is still eager to help with any questions or concerns we have, always replying promptly. Our company as a whole is happy with the choice we made to go with MP Benefits and Lori Power!Jackie Rudelich
Canadian Humalite Internation Inc.
CHI has been working with Lori Power on our benefits coordination for approximately three years. In that time, Lori has been incredibly helpful with any questions or concerns that we may have regarding our benefits through Great West Life.
Lori is consistently cheerful, always endeavours to respond as quickly as possible, and ensures that she follows up on any correspondence.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with Lori going forward.Rachel Hamilton
Just finished reading Lori Power’s Employee Group Benefit Insight book. It’s an informative collection of relevant blog posts on a range of Canadian group benefits topics. I highly recommend picking up a copy.Mike McClenahan
Lift Interactive Inc.
I would recommend Lori to anyone! She is attentive, warm, incredibly responsive, knowledgable, reliable and I honestly feel as though she has my best interests – as an employer of a small business – at heart. It’s a pleasure working with her.Kristi Slavens
In addition to being a dedicated Group Insurance Professional, she is also a published author who recently released “Employee Group Benefit Insight: An Informal Reference Guide”
This 275+ page manifesto, a collection of Lori’s thoughtful blog, brings to light many important subjects that group professionals need to know as they grow their business. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned pro, you MUST pick this read!
Over the coming months, Lori will be hosting a series of webinars where she shares her best ideas to empower advisors to better serve their customers.
In Lori’s words:
“We must work together to ELEVATE the insurance industry!”
Lori, thank you for continuing to push our industry forward and for your dedication to your follow-advisors! #inspiration #thoughtleader #givegivegiveAly Dhalla
Carte Financial Services Inc.
The book [Employee Group Benefit Insight] has been such a help to me so far such that I don’t have to do a lot of research anymore just to immerse myself in various topics related to group. even with some Alberta context I can apply it to Ontario in terms of general concepts and relatable ideas for prospects (and me) to understand.Carter Njovana
RE/MAX Real Estate
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated our visit last week. Your willingness to review my health benefits and to make recommendations was indicative of your honesty, integrity and work ethic.
Your comments and recommendations, although they did not result in any compensation to you, exemplified your knowledge, experience and expertise. More importantly, you demonstrated your true passion for helping people even when it does not mean “business” for you.
I will certainly be referring anyone I know who would benefit from your services, either for employee benefits planning or for self-employed benefits.
Thank you again for sharing your time and expertise. I look forward to our next opportunity to meet.Monte Gannon
Credit Counselling Society
There are only a handful of companies that set the bar high as we do in our quest to exceed the service expectations and needs of our clients each day and MP Benefits gets very high marks in both categories. We are fortunate to work with you and look forward to a long and successful relationship.
All the best.Scott
Cotten Mechanical Services
We approached Lori Power after we started our business because we had dealt with her previously. When you meet someone like Lori and they make a lasting impression on you by always being pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable you don’t want to lose that person. Even if you ask the same question Lori always answered in the same patient and courteous way we all know her by. Lori Power at MP Benefits has been our advisor for many years now and is very quick to answer her emails or my phone calls to sort out any questions or concerns I have. I would definitely recommend Lori Power to put together a plan that is suitable for your specific company that you and your employees would be happy with.Cathy Cotten
Mobility Central Inc.
The level of service and professionalism we’ve received from Lori Power has exceeded our expectations. She is informative and has always been able to provide us with a competitive package while keeping our rates affordable. We would recommend MP Benefits without reservation.Dawn Rowley
Folkgraphis Frames (1992) Ltd.
Benefit administration with Lori Power can only be described as thorough and convenient. She is knowledgeable, quick to respond to questions and requests, and a joy to work with.Heather Robertson
Grasse Lumber Sales
An employee group plan has been a great benefit for our employees and has helped with a lower staff turnover and job satisfaction. The health spending account model works well for us as a company, because we only spend what our employees use, plus a small administration fee. Our employees like it because they can spend their entire amount in one category such as dental or optical if they need to. Lori always responds quickly to any questions that we have and is good to work with.Lowell Grasse
Realsphere Real Estate
I’ve attached a letter/info I received in the mail last week. I read it over & put it in my recycle box forgetting about it till I received a phone call from that office today. When I told her that we already have things in place, are happy and not interested in changing, she got very pushy. I declined again and she asked what kind of coverage we have and if I would explain it to her – I declined again and said goodbye.
Thank you for not being like this and thank you for what you do and how you do it. You’re always available and easy to talk to.
Thank you.Grayce Rabel
Central Alberta Heavy Duty Repair
Central Alberta Heavy Duty Repair has trusted our benefit program to Lori Power since 2008. Lori has been a wonderful administrator of our account. She has always been just a phone call or email away with any concerns or issues that have arose with our account. I would recommend Lori to all businesses in need of benefit accounts. She is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly and easy to deal with.
Thank you Lori, for all of your hard work and dedication to your clients.Gwen Frith
Independent Commissioning Solutions (ICx Solutions)
In the hectic Alberta lifestyle we live, we do not always have time to be organized with our personal or business travel needs, that is why we exclusively use MP Benefits for our medical travel insurance, the quality and speed of their service is second to none. Typically we send a last minute email (sometimes on the drive to the airport) to MP Benefits and within an hour we have peace of mind medical coverage for where ever our travel plans take us.Gerry Cook CET
We have been very happy with the service and the great customer care. Lori and her team have always done an exceptional job! I have always appreciated the quick response time with all aspects of the group plan regarding claims and concerns that needed to be clarified. Wonderful Service for a small business client.Donna Gauthier, Office Manager
GreenLink Forestry Inc.
Having a health benefit plan shows employees that GreenLink cares about their well-being. In 2007 we decided to go with MP Benefits Inc., and have no regrets. Lori [Power] was able to understand our needs well enough to find solutions to issues and challenges rather than us selling us a product. Lori is always available and provides valuable information on a range of health plans, costs and benefits. Lori was a valuable resource in helping to develop and maintain an effective health wellness program. In today’s competitive marketplace, finding a company like MP Benefits is an essential part of an overall compensation strategy for retaining employees. You want someone who can guide you through changes and be able to plan ahead.Sonia Prsa, Office Manager
Do you offer benefits? Is one of the main questions that potential employees ask. We appreciate the amazing customer service that MP Benefits has provided over the years. We find they offer sound advice and accommodate the changing needs of our growing company.Marilyn Lucht, Office manager
Rosslyn Inn & Suites
The plan we designed is to provide our employees with great coverage and increasing benefits the longer they are employed with us. We now have half of our employees eligible for the maximum benefits in our program.Thomas Barknowitz, General Manager
In today’s market it is essential to include a benefit plan as part of your plan for your employees. In an ever competitive market, without a proper benefit plan it would definitely hamper your efforts to secure employees.Vince Sinclair, President
Environmental Law Centre
Our staff appreciate the flexibility offered to them with this benefit plan and have expressed their preference to having it as part of their overall compensation package. We have especially enjoyed the awesome customer service that we have received from Lori Power. We would highly recommend her.Debbie Lindskoog, Office Manager
Lori Power’s company and mine complement each other. Our Professional relationship is along the lines of a strategic partnership. I have met several of Lori Power’s clients and took it upon myself to speak to some directly In order to odd their perspective to mine in writing this document.
When I asked “What Is your Professional relationship with Lori like?” these where some of the responses. “She Is extremely knowledgeable; she put together a group benefits package that met the needs of our company and our employees: “She clearly knows what she is talking about and listened to what we needed.” “Lori is always there If/when I hove questions, even If I have asked the some question ten times she explains it to me again, no problem: The words her clients used to describe her ore not only powerful and positive, they flowed out of their mouths without any hesitation and using a tone that seemed to soy “I’m so glad you asked!”
I and her clients find Lori to be professional, knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy, energized, great listener, positive, and a welcome presence in any room. I always look forward to working with Lori Power.Rachel Murray
Precision Gradall Ltd.
We have been dealing with Lori Power ofMP Benefits Inc. since February 2007. In that time, I have found her to be very knowledgeable regarding any questions I have asked about our benefit plan. She always explains everything in layman’s terms which makes it much easier to understand when a situation arises.
I am extremely pleased with the quality of service she offers our company. Lori is very dependable, easy to reach and extremely responsive to our needs.
I would recommend Lori to other companies because of my satisfaction with her and MP BenefitsInc.
We look forward to doing business with Lori for years to come.Dedo Tiede, CCP Administration Manager
Cobra Machine Ltd.
We have been using Lori Power’s company for several years now for our employee benefits. We feel that Lori has always been working for us not only when renewal time comes for getting us the best premiums, but throughout the year.
Her knowledge and expertise makes us feel confident that she is the right agent for us. Any issue that arises is dealt with quickly and efficiently.
We look forward to our continued relationship with Lori & MP Benefits Inc.Shannon Helm
Academy Of Learning Career College
Lori Power with MP Benefits is knowledgeable, understanding, prompt, friendly, and a delight to work with. She is constantly available to answer questions, make changes, and offer advice. Lori is always very informative when it comes to the benefit plans, paperwork, providers, cost savings, and the like. I would recommend Lori’s services to anyone, you will not be disappointed.Naisa Boehk, Human Resources Manager
Castledowns Health & Wellness
For the past 8 years, our company has used MP Benefits for our employee benefit program. We like the program for a number of reasons. We can customize the program to meet our specific requirements and requests. The program is very flexible. We have the option of carrying forward any unused funds to the next year, increasing the amount in the employees funds as we see fit, and the administration fees are very small as compared to a lot of other insurance providers. This means our money is being spent on our employees. Our employees like the program because it is a ‘health spending account’ verses ‘insurance’. Therefore, it can be a supplemental program to any employee who may have spousal coverage. payment on claims is quick. Any issues that we have had are resolved easily with one call or email to Lori Power.Annette Kuester
We have worked with MP Benefits for the last 13 years. They have always provided us with the utmost service, including educating our employees annually. When we were reviewing our needs and looking at ways we can improve coverage, Lori was the expert in providing different options that would best suit our employee’s needs. Working with Lori is so easy because she is so personable and she truly cares!Lori Lucki, Partner, Lucki’s Exercise Equipment Ltd.
Redline Well Control Inc.
Benefit Plans are an integral part of attracting and maintaining strong employees, which contributes to a better overall customer experience.Wendy Skinner, Office Manager
The employees here at Stellar greatly appreciate the package of benefits MP has supplied us with. It makes staff feel good knowing their health care needs are taken care of. Having a plan with great coverage for both individuals and families has been a great bonus for all employees.
We would certainly recommend MP Benefits to other builders, showing them the great coverage plans, communication and due diligence the company offers for their clients.
Benefits form an active role in any business strategy, looking out for the welfare of the employees who serve the interest of the corporation”
says Janine Fraser, Interim President, and CEO. In this, JA lives what they preach having established their benefit program decades ago and constantly ensuring it keeps pace with modern business practices.
As a non-profit organization, JA’s comprehensive Great West Life benefit package has played an integral role in the cultivation of the organization’s employee satisfaction and retention strategy. Furthermore, being able to rely on the consistent and efficient coordination by MP Benefits has allowed the Junior Achievement team to focus on its mission to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy.Janine Fraser, Interim President and CEO
Valuing the participation of each member of the employee team means creating a benefits strategy to work for all of their individualized needs and MP Benefits Inc. was able to come up with a plan design to fit the request.Keiko McPherson
Academy of Learning Career College
For over fifteen years (since 2001), Academy of Learning Career College and its affiliated divisions has been nothing but pleased with Ms. Power’s high level of professionalism, customer service, and knowledge and expertise as a benefits provider.
In our experience, Ms. Power has consistently demonstrated that she is an attentive and diligent representative who prides herself on being proactive in her professional approach. As such, Ms. Power makes the effort to regularly meet with Academy of Learning executives and management, in order to ensure that our benefits plan design continuously meets the needs and expectations of our business and employees. Accordingly, Ms. Power pre-emptively researches, analyzes, and provides comparative information on the most up to date products, services and package options. As a result, Academy of Learning always knows where it stands competitively, in relation to what other businesses in the industry are offering potential candidates, and existing employees.Shelly Ann Berezanski, Human Resources Manager
Yellowknife Catholic Schools
Lori has been instrumental in assisting our staff with our benefits plan, whether it be over the phone, by email, or when she travels to Yellowknife to host information sessions for our staff each year. I often seek her advice if I need clarification and she has always been able to answer my questions or act on my behalf in a timely manner.
Lori’s skills as a negotiator can definitely be seen in our budget. Most recently, our insurer proposed a 0.9% increase to plan premiums, however through Lori’s exceptionable negotiating skills, we actually received a 1.4% decrease, resulting in a savings of over $20,000 for the year.Amy Curran, Pay & Benefits Officer
North West Edmonton Seniors Society
Lori, Thank you for stopping by, because of the skepticism around health insurance coverages, I believe you explained the Benefit Plan really well.Debbie, Executive Director
Lori has been our group benefits consultant for approximately 9 years. Our companies are wide in range and diverse. On Lori’s recommendation, about a year ago, we changed group providers to streamline our benefits to all be combined, but individual per division under one policy and provider. It came with some challenges, but with Lori’s guidance and assistance, it was fairly smooth transition.
Lori is very knowledgeable, professional, and passionate about benefits. If her assistance is needed with inquiries or issues, she is always eager to help and responds very quickly.Shelley Baker, Senior Accountant & Benefits Administrator
Credit Counselling Society
Attracting and retaining great employees is an ongoing challenge for all organizations. One of the ways we are able to accomplish this is by providing our employees with a comprehensive benefit program. Our annual employee surveys confirm that our benefit program administered by MP Benefits is highly valued by our staff as it has the flexibility to provide the benefits they need when they need them.Scott Hannah, President & CEO