Thorpe Benefits are senior specialists in Group Benefits with an in-depth understanding of this complex category and all the available options. We provide advice that is unparalleled by brokers and general life insurance agents and have the knowledge, experience and resources in the Group Benefits area to help you assess your plan. And we can develop and implement a solution that is far better than your current one – a solution that addresses both employee and organizational health.
What Makes Us Different
With Thorpe Benefits, you get Group Benefits plans that are vastly superior to what you get from anyone else. That’s because only Thorpe offers all this:
A Group Benefit focus that is unique in our industry, guaranteeing you are getting plans that are leading-edge and incorporate the latest best practices utilized around the world.
Plans that are the by-product of our collaboration with you, tailor-made to match your company’s ideals, culture and employee expectations.
A solid understanding of how to incorporate Wellness into Group Benefits plans and how to use this area to build a culture of healthy employees that are more productive, helping you improve your bottom line.
Superior Customer Service
Personalized, proactive service by senior staff on every single engagement that far exceeds the support you would receive from a broker or general insurance broker. A high staff to client ratio and a pledge that there will be ongoing communication with clients to ensure all important details are included.
A commitment to negotiate with our suppliers in our clients’ best interests, ensuring that they cost-effectively pay only for what they use and need. And a dedication to educating our clients on what is fair market value for services.
A strong emphasis on employee communication and engagement, supporting relationship building through the deployment of various tools. We will communicate with your employees directly, when needed, in a consistent and clear manner to enhance their appreciation of the plan.
Plans that expose and mitigate hidden risks and liabilities, so you can rest assured knowing that plan governance is always a high priority.
Full disclosure of commissions and services provided, with fees never hidden inside premiums. An annual service agreement is signed with us to confirm expectations and track results.
Advantages of Better Group Benefits Plans
A forward-thinking Group Benefits plan can position you not only as a superior employer, but as an industry leader. You will be showing your team they matter, because you are concerned about what’s best for them.
What’s more, a progressive Group Benefits plan will make your team happier. This will translate to an increase in job satisfaction – and ultimately, improvements in productivity as well as a healthier corporate culture. And it will make it easier for you to attract prospective employees to your organization.
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How We Work
We understand that our clients depend on us for specialized advice and counsel and we use a process that is not only streamlined, but also effective in terms of costs and action.
1. We identify your employee health needs through team interviews and surveys.
2. We work with you to establish your benefits philosophy – a line of thinking that includes Wellness.
3. We develop a plan and ensure that all your staff, including management are onboard.
4. We execute on proper plan governance followed by the implementation of all our proposed initiatives. And we are accessible, anytime you need us, to ensure your plan’s success.
The result: mitigated risk and a plan that has real impact on the employee experience.
How Wellness Is Factored In
Participation. Engagement. Behavioural change. Boosted morale. These are all the desired outcomes of an effective Wellness program.
Thorpe Benefits knows the area of Wellness, inside out. We can do everything from assessing and adapting your current initiatives to building an effective long-term solution from scratch. Our approach to Wellness is holistic, focusing on three important areas: physical health, mental health and organizational health.
This holistic approach means diving into each of these three areas to understand the main pain points and interests for your team – and then designing tailored programming accordingly. For example, mental health programming could include topics such as financial wellbeing, time management or resilience.
We will determine with you which of these areas you need to focus on and how best to implement them. We do not provide band-aid solutions. Instead, our focus is on the long term. Your Wellness program will be integrated into your overall Group Benefits Plan.
We are proud to say that we have received national recognition for our corporate Wellness programs. Out of 400 submissions Canada-wide, we were awarded the Goodlife Fitness and Wellness leadership award for the design and implementation of a comprehensive Wellness education program and activities. View Article. And Nicole Cairns, our Director of Health & Wellness, was named one of Canada’s 2018 Innovators in Mental Health and Safety by DiversityCan Magazine. View Article
Our Wellness Services
Wellness services we offer include:
- Organizational Assessment
- Employee Needs and Interests Assessments
- Strategic Wellness Plan
- Project Management
- Facilitating staff and management buy-in
- ROI/ROV Strategizing and Measurement
- Development of education programs, activities and corporate challenges
Wellness Areas of Focus
We focus on both individual and organizational health and Wellness in the following areas:
- Nutrition Fundamentals
- Body Transformation
- Gut Health
- The Appetite Hack
- Get Moving!
- Keep Moving!
- Get Fit Challenge
- Boost your Immunity
- Disease Prevention
- Diabetes Discovery
- Ready to Quit: Smoking Cessation
- Sleep More!
- Boost Your Energy
- Reaching your Goals!
- Managing Stress #1 & #2
- Mental Health Support
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Thriving During Stressful Times
- Building Resilience, Optimism and Happiness
- Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Financial Wellbeing
- Time Management
- Healthy Communications
- Positive Management
- Thriving Team Dynamics