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GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions Named One of Canada’s Top Employers for 2017

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – In a nationwide competition GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® has been named one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2017 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The 100 winners of this top honour are Canada’s most progressive leaders in attracting, retaining, and engaging employees.

Winners of the 5th annual Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers award were evaluated using a variety of criteria, including the physical workplace, work atmosphere and social aspects, health, financial, and family benefits, vacation, and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

GroupHEALTH earned its place on this prestigious list by providing a best-in-class employee experience.  From competitive compensation and extensive health and wellness benefits to a “Happy Friday” program that gives employees every second Friday off, GroupHEALTH is committed to investing in its unique employee culture. Key employee perks include an employee lounge with comfortable seating, television, video games, and table tennis; free fresh fruit, vegetables, and beverages; subsidies for courses and programs up to $2,000 annually per employee to encourage ongoing professional development; and a comprehensive performance recognition program that mixes individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, on-the-spot awards, and year-end bonuses.

“We know that our high customer satisfaction and vision for growth is driven by our most valuable asset, our employees. We work very hard to ensure our corporate culture reflects our core values and that we create an environment that is not only stimulating, but a place our staff can have fun, learn, and celebrate team achievements” said GroupHEALTH CEO, Matt Houghton. “This recognition reaffirms the importance we place on our employees’ experience at GroupHEALTH and will help continue to drive our future goals in this area”.

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A leader in employee benefits plans and group insurance, the GroupHEALTH Family of Companies ( has more than 350 employees in offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Etobicoke, Woodbridge and Barrie. With annual premiums in excess of $450 million and $3.78 billion in pension assets under management, GroupHEALTH insures more than 3,900 client organizations across Canada in both the public and private sectors, supporting more than 426,000 Canadians and their families.

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® has acquired or holds substantial controlling interest in several exceptional Canadian companies in order to create a more innovative and cost-effective approach to serving its client organizations. They include: Disability Management Institute, GroupSource LP, and Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd.

GroupHEALTH is differentiated by its singular focus on delivering client solutions that establish trust and transparency while prioritizing cost containment and value adds to ensure long-term benefit program sustainability. This combination helps employers to cost-effectively provide their employees with a comprehensive benefits plan.


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