Top Employee Benefits Consulting Firms in Lower Mainland, British Columbia

Simply Benefits Marketing

By Simply Benefits Marketing

October 26, 2021

Looking for an advisor to assist you with an objective evaluation of your group benefits plans? Don't have a plan but would like to offer one? Check out this list of benefits brokerages and consulting firms that specialize in providing benefits expertise to employers looking to attract and retain top talent. Employee health insurance is an important part of a total compensation strategy and an advisor can help you design the perfect plan for your unique workforce.

These Benefits Consulting companies are located in the Lower Mainland* region of British Columbia and offer a range of services that may include: needs assessment, plan design, taking your plan to the insurance marketplace to solicit quotes from a variety of Canadian Group Insurance Providers, and consolidating all insurer quotes in a proposal and presenting to you with recommendations. In addition, an advisor can assist with contract negotiations, onboarding and rollout to your workforce with ongoing benefits support.

Some of these firms provide their expertise as a fee-for-service while others receive a commission paid directly from the chosen insurer. Ask the advisor when you contact them.

Benefits Consulting Firms

Some of these consultants specialize exclusively in pension and benefits while others are wealth management companies with a dedicated department/division committed to group benefits.

Aon Corporation

Aon

Location: Vancouver & Victoria, BC

Website: https://www.aon.com/home/index

Aon is in the business of better decision-making, partnering with clients to help them achieve it. Aon is dedicated to helping clients meet unmet or unfulfilled needs stemming from today’s rapidly changing, increasingly complex and interconnected challenges, and is positioned to deliver innovative solutions that address those unmet needs.

Aptus Benefits

Aptus Benefits Inc.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.aptusbenefits.ca/ 

Whether you are implementing benefits for the first time, need a custom plan, or are looking for some guidance when things get complicated, Aptus Benefits brings expert insight for people who want to make the best possible decisions. Regardless of the complexity, from a brand new plan to the redesign or stewardship of an existing complex plan, Aptus is geared to provide clarity when you need it most.

Arbutus Financial

Arbutus Financial Services Ltd.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://arbutusfinancial.com/business-services/employee-benefits/

With over 50 years of combined experience in the group benefits field, Arbutus Financial Services Ltd. has the expertise to help you identify the issues affecting your business, and provide the solutions you need to stay competitive and productive. From traditional to flex-benefit programs, Arbutus Financial offers customized employee benefits solutions for all sizes and types of businesses.

Ascension Benefits

Ascension Benefits Inc.

Location: Langley, BC

Website: https://www.ascensionbenefits.com/strategic-group-benefits/

Ascension Benefits believes that the traditional benefit approach does not focus on the client’s needs, but rather on the current products available which are then manipulated to fit. It’s not about more resources, better benefits, or additional costs. It’s about better utilization of what is already provided. Sometimes you just need to stop, look in the mirror and change your perspective.

Barclay Insurance

Barclay Insurance Services Inc.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://barclayinsurance.ca/group-benefits/

For the past 30 years, Barclay Insurance has worked as a trusted insurance advisor to businesses to help them secure their ongoing continued success. With extensive experience and expertise in the group insurance industry, Barclay Insurance Services can help you design and implement the best benefits program for your unique corporate needs and objectives.

Benecare Consulting

BeneCare Consulting Inc.

Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Website: http://benecare.ca

BeneCare Consulting Inc. provides customized group insurance and pension plans while educating and empowering organizations to make informed decisions for the wellbeing of their employees. BeneCare believes in transparent business practices as it engenders client confidence. Clients can be certain that their best interest always comes first.

BenefitDeck Consulting

BenefitDeck Consulting Ltd.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.benefitdeck.com/services/benefit-plan-consulting-for-businesses/

Whether you employ 1 or 1000, BenefitDeck Consulting Ltd. provides specifically tailored group benefits plans unique to your budget and employee's needs. For small to large-sized businesses, BenefitDeck provides HSAs, Flex-plans, group RRSPs, and customized plans that will make you and your employees happy.

BFL Canada

BFL CANADA

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.bflcanada.ca/employee-benefits-group-benefits/

Regardless of your industry, size, or the complexity of your group benefits program, BFL CANADA, through a broad range of services, offers you solutions that support your corporate culture and allow your business to acquire and maintain a competitive edge.

CapriCMW

CapriCMW

Location: Burnaby, BC

Website: https://capricmw.ca/business/products-and-services/group-benefits

CapriCMW's Benefits Division is a full-service consulting team specializing in group benefits and retirement solutions. Since 1991, the team has served as advisors to clients of all sizes, from small, family-run businesses, to large, multinational corporations. When working with CapriCMW Benefits Division, you get direct, personal service from a dedicated, experienced Benefits Advisor and Team.

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Cove Continuity Advisors Inc.

Location: North Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.coveadvisors.com/services/insurance/insurance-procurement/

Cove’s credo to doing insurance right has been developed by using a critical and objective approach to insurance advice and product selection that’s different from everyone else in the industry. Cove can place your insurance through virtually any of Canada’s insurance companies (with a few exceptions). With a status as a broker, Cove Continuity Advisors can shop the market for the best coverage and rates available.

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Davis Benefits & Pensions Ltd.

Location: Surrey, BC

Website: https://davisbenefits.ca/what-we-do/employee-benefits/

Davis Benefits & Pensions Ltd. provides active management, advisory, and brokerage services to Canadian employers that offer employee benefit programs and group retirement plans. The Davis team members are experts in annual renewals, marketing quotes, benchmarking, surveys, risk management, and patient advocacy.

Dent Benefits Consulting

DENT Benefits Consulting 

Location: Surrey, BC

Website: http://dentbenefits.ca/employee-benefits/

Whether you’re 5, 50, or 500 people strong, you need an employee benefits strategy that works for your business. You could be a new company starting your first employee benefits plan or a large firm with an in-house team of Human Resource professionals, expanding across Canada or internationally. Dent Benefits Consulting specializes in designing simple, effective employee benefits strategies customized to your needs. 

Dowco Financial

Dowco Financial Ltd.

Location: Langley, BC

Website: https://dowcofinancial.com/group-benefits/

Dowco Financial Ltd. is an insurance brokerage providing group health benefits and individual insurance including life insurance, disability insurance, critical illness, and long-term care insurance. Dowco works closely with businesses, partnerships, and individuals residing in British Columbia and the companies working within the Dowco Group Network.

The Dupuis Langen Group

The Dupuis Langen Group

Location: Richmond, BC

Website: https://dupuislangen.com/employee-benefit-plans/employee-benefit-plans/

At The Dupuis Langen Group they specialize in employee benefit plans for small and medium-sized businesses. Dupuis Langen acts as your one-stop-shop for everything employee benefits — help select the right insurance carrier, cost-control measures, and annual renewal negotiations. In addition, an experienced Account Manager is assigned and always ready to help administer your employee plan.  

Eckler

Eckler Ltd.

Location: Vancouver, BC 

Website: https://www.eckler.ca/services/pensions-and-benefits-consulting/benefits-consulting/

Eckler Vancouver's team of more than 25 consultants and analysts are experts in designing benefits programs that meet the needs of plan sponsors in all business sectors and workforces across Canada. From plan design to funding and administration of group benefit arrangements for single- and multi-employer plans, Eckler addresses each organization’s unique opportunities and needs with solutions that are specifically tailored to you.

Ellement

Ellement

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.ellement.ca/services/benefits

Ellement provides actuarial, consulting, investment, and administrative services to benefits programs. Ellement's role is to evaluate all of the available data to help our clients make informed decisions about their benefits plans and how those benefit decisions integrate with the plan sponsor objectives. With over 200 years of combined experience, Ellement delivers tailored benefit programs that meet the needs of your organization- regardless of size.

Financial Confidence Advisors

Financial Confidence Advisors

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://financialconfidence.com/employee-benefits/

Financial Confidence Advisors provides financial advisory and wealth management services for business families, business owners, and executives of privately held Canadian companies. One of the fundamental services offered by Financial Confidence Advisors is employee education because of the belief that when your workforce does not understand the benefits you offer or does not appreciate the value of their benefits, it is a waste of time, effort, and money. 

Gallagher

Gallagher

Location: Vancouver & Victoria, BC

Website: https://www.ajg.com/ca/

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management & consulting services helping clients face challenges and providing effective solutions. The Gallagher Benefits & HR Consulting team will help you design, implement and manage a cost-effective benefits program that is structured to reduce costs, improve workforce productivity, educate employees, mitigate risk and help you attract, retain, and develop top talent. 

George and Bell Consulting

George & Bell Consulting

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://georgeandbell.com/services/benefit-plans/

George & Bell Consulting advises clients on all aspects of active benefit plans such as life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and health/dental benefits as well as post-retirement and post-employment benefit plans. Offering a variety of services, George & Bell Consulting can also assist with pension plans, endowments and foundations, lawyers that have cases related to benefits or pensions, and First Nation Trusts.

Granville West Group

Granville West Group

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://granvillewest.com/employee-benefits/

Whether you’re a company of two or two thousand, people are the engine that powers every business. Granville West Group works with you to understand the unique needs of your team, and then distill all the information from insurance providers, legislative changes, and industry standards down to simple options. This way, you can make the right decision for your bottom line and all the people working to build it.

HUB International

HUB International

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.hubinternational.com/en-CA/products/employee-benefits/

HUB International advises businesses and individuals on how to reach their goals. When partnering with HUB, you're at the center of a vast network of risk, insurance, employee benefits, retirement and wealth management specialists. HUB will work together with you to create a comprehensive, multi-year employee benefits strategy that is scoped, scaled, and tailored for your organization.

Immix Group

Immix Group

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.immixgroup.ca/group-insurance.html

The Immix Group can provide you with a full range of employee benefits products, creatively structured to customize your plan and optimize your healthcare spending. Products include: life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, critical illness insurance, Guaranteed Standard Issue plans, extended healthcare, and dental care.

Integral Financial Services

Integral Financial Services Inc.

Location: Langley, BC

Website: https://www.immixgroup.ca/group-insurance.html

You cannot plan for everything, but you can do your best to prepare for all of life’s variables with the right insurance and financial advisor. At Integral Financial Services Inc., the goal is to help our clients achieve financial peace of mind under any circumstance. Integral's Group Benefits Specialist can help your employees with the extensive selection of employee benefits services.

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MB Pension & Benefits Group Inc.

Location: North Vancouver, BC

Website: https://mb-group.ca/group-benefits

MB Pension & Benefits Group Inc. uses a consultative approach to evaluate, implement, and maintain group benefit programs. One specialty lies in helping construction companies who are currently within an Hour Bank funding model to evaluate the strength of this funding arrangement. Using proprietary analysis, a conservative and diligent approach is taken to help you further evaluate your plan within the insurance marketplace, as well as improve upon your existing benefits plan.

Mercer logo

Mercer

Location: Vancouver

Website: https://www.mercer.ca/en.html

By working with Mercer Marsh Benefits, you benefit from established, productive relationships by obtaining the best possible pricing and service. In addition to a custom design specific to your organization, Mercer Marsh Benefits helps you with the delivery of your plan to your workforce. From technology to employee communications, Mercer Marsh Benefits ensures you are meeting your employees' expectations and managing risk and cost.

Optimum Strategies

Optimum Strategies Inc.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://optimumstrategies.ca/employee-benefits

The insurance industry has consolidated in the last decade. There are only a handful of insurers in the marketplace and Optimum Strategies Inc. has access to all of them, resulting in leverage to create the best pricing and plans designs. Optimum Strategies helps employees integrate their group benefits plans with personal plans or government-sponsored benefits (MSP, EI, CPP, WorkSafe), thus avoiding duplicate coverage and costs.

PBI Actuaries & Consultants

PBI Actuaries & Consultants

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://pbiactuarial.ca/service/benefits-consulting/

PBI’s benefits practice is comprised of actuaries and group benefits consultants from a variety of backgrounds and experience. The PBI team of benefits consultants is also supported by actuarial and investment associates who provide technical valuation skills, stochastic modeling expertise as well as assistance in completing routine tasks.

The Reframe Group

The Re/Frame Group

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://reframeinsurance.ca/group-benefits/

The Re/Frame Financial Group is the successor of Corporate Occupational Solutions, a workplace health and wellness services provider. The Re/Frame Group has now expanded its services into individual and commercial insurance solutions, bringing on new team members with a combined 25 years of industry experience. Discover proven employee group benefits strategies that deliver results to over 100 Canadian companies.

Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates

Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates

Location: Langley, BC

Website: https://www.schmunkgattsmith.com/group-benefits

Whether you are a small company or a large organization, Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates has the depth of knowledge and full range of group benefit products to meet your needs. As independent insurance brokers, Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates have access to a wide range of products. This grants flexibility to customize the right group benefits plan for your employees.

Simplified Financial

Simplified Financial

Location: Maple Ridge, BC

Website: https://simplifiedfinancial.ca/services/employee-benefits/

Simplified Financial has helped hundreds of B.C. & Alberta businesses make informed decisions with regards to their employee benefits and business owner insurance needs. Whatever size your company is, they can help. This can be a complex process, so Simplified Financial works on your behalf to design a plan that can provide the appropriate coverage for your team and meet the needs of your business at a competitive cost and value.

Vantage Corporate Benefits Advisory

Vantage Corporate Benefits Advisory

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.vantageadvisory.ca/benefits

Vantage Corporate Benefits Advisory offers corporate insurance planning and health benefits for thriving businesses. While you focus on encouraging your clients and business associates to establish profitable business relationships with your company, Vantage employee benefits specialists will help find a package of employee benefits that will motivate your workforce to work hard and stay committed to your ideals.

ZLC Financial

ZLC Financial

Location: Vancouver, BC

Website: https://www.zlc.net/product-and-services/employee-benefits/

ZLC Financial is one of the fastest-growing advisors for employee benefits programs in Vancouver. At ZLC, the goal is to provide you with the most affordable benefits plan, as well as provide the peace of mind that going forward your plan is financially sustainable. Most importantly, ZLC Financial will help ensure that your benefits plan is relevant to your employees and therefore, to your business strategy.

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* These advisors are located in the B.C. Lower Mainland including: Greater Vancouver (including North and West Vancouver), Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Abbotsford.

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Simply Benefits is a Third Party Payor (TPP) that provides Employee Health Benefits 100% digitally through our Canadian Advisor partners. Our all-in-one digital solution provides three portals that enable Benefits Advisors to digitally manage all client plans online, Employers to efficiently administer employee coverage, and Employees to view, update and use their benefits 24/7 via desktop or smartphone app.

We help ENGAGE Employees Anytime, Anywhere, SIMPLIFY the Benefits Experience, and EVOLVE an Advisors’ Benefits Business.

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