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GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® announces top performers at 2017 Advisor Partner Summit

Summit 2017Surrey – B.C. – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions®, one of Canada’s leading employee benefits providers, awarded their top Advisor Partners in the categories of the GroupHEALTH Pioneer Award, Rookie of Year, 100% Client Retention, and Top Producers of the Year at the Advisor Partner Summit held at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, from October 25 – 27, 2017. The recipients received the awards yesterday at the annual ceremony in recognition of their outstanding performance and contribution to GroupHEALTH and their mutual clients.

GroupHEALTH Advisor Partners are independent group insurance advisors who deliver GroupHEALTH’s industry-leading products and services to clients. GroupHEALTH presented the following awards to the top Advisor Partners for 2017:

GroupHEALTH Pioneer Award
The GroupHEALTH Pioneer Award recognizes an individual who displays exceptional vision and innovation in product development, community leadership or customer service delivery. The winner is:

  •  Ron Hansell, BHH Benefits (St. Catharines, Ont.)

Rookie of the Year
GroupHEALTH presented the Rookie of the Year award to the new active Partner with the most new premium in the last fiscal year. The recipient of the award is:

  • Burrowes Courtiers D’Assurances (Montreal, Que.)

100% Retention
Partner firms with 100 percent retention retained all of their existing GroupHEALTH clients by delivering exceptional support and service over the past year. These Partners also led the way with strong Net Promotor Score (NPS) results. The NPS program plays a critical role in measuring client loyalty and continuously improving the client experience. It is no coincidence that the Partners with the highest client loyalty ratings are leaders in retention. They are:

  • Corrigan Financial (Kamloops, B.C.)
  • DRG Insurance Services (Chatham, Ont.)
  • Poapst Benefit Solutions (Winnipeg, Man.)

Top Producers of the Year
GroupHEALTH presented the Top Producers of the Year awards to Advisor Partners who added the most new premium in the last fiscal year. The winners are:

  • First: GroupStrength Benefits Direct (Winnipeg, Man.)
  • Second: Corporate Benefits Division (Woodbridge, Ont.)
  • Third: GroupHEALTH North (Prince George, B.C.)

Specifically selected from all across the country, GroupHEALTH Advisor Partners provide knowledgeable, local representation for GroupHEALTH’s unique products and services. GroupHEALTH selects Advisor Partners based on their knowledge of group benefits, an understanding of GroupHEALTH’s unique products and services, and a customer-first mentality.

The GroupHEALTH Family of Companies ( now has more than 425 employees across Canada. With annual premiums in excess of $500 million and $5 billion in pension assets under management, they insure more than 4,000 client organizations in both the public and private sectors, supporting more than 450,000 Canadians.


For more information or an interview with CEO Matt Houghton, please contact Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies at: or 604-846-8461.


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