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Hub International expands employee benefits strategy

By The IJ Staff | November 12 2019 11:47AM

Tina Osen

Hub International announced Nov. 12 the expansion of its Canadian employee benefits and retirement solution with six strategic services to support its employer clients.

Among these six services, Hub’s pharmacy support will aim to assist clients by providing resources, including research and insights on drug efficacy; access to complex drugs; and access to DrugHUB, a knowledge database of drug information.

Holistic approach to employee wellness

Another service – the Total Member Health Strategy – takes a holistic approach to employee wellness. HUB's support and resources include: providing plan sponsors resources to identify problems and offer solutions, data analytics, predictive modelling, health & wellness programs, mental health, financial health, disability and absence management.

The other strategies include offering retirement preparedness support, as well as communications support to enable employees to better understand their benefits. Hub will also provide cross-border expertise for clients who need help with employee benefits in both the U.S. and Canada.

Online digital marketplace

Lastly, the company is offering a digital benefits platform “to reduce administration duties and to solve major inefficiencies dealing with multiple systems for plan sponsors.” The platform will also be “an online digital marketplace and data repository offering small groups an easy way to purchase coverage and individual voluntary/P&C products online,” says Hub.

"We've had unbelievable momentum since we launched our employee benefits initiative in 2018 to establish a comprehensive Canadian solution to serve our more than 130,000 Property & Casualty customers," said Tina Osen, President of Hub International Canada. "It is critical for us to deliver optimum end-to-end benefits services to address issues in healthcare and wellness, retirement, communications, technology and cross border benefits – issues that are keeping our clients up at night."

National leadership team

The company has established a national employee benefits leadership team to accelerate its strategy in Canada. The team includes: Robert Taylor, Faizal Mitha, Mary-Lou MacDonald, Lisa Jandali and Matt Lievers.

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