Hub names Canadian benefits leadership team, areas of service

Hub International Ltd. is expanding its Canadian employee benefits and retirement services with six key service areas.

It also named its employee benefits leadership team for the country, including Robert Taylor of TRG Group Benefits, which was acquired by Hub in January; Hub chief innovation officer Faizal Mitha; Mary-Lou MacDonald, Hub’s national practice lead of health and performance for Canada; Lisa Jandali, senior vice-president at TRG; and Matt Lievers, president of employee benefits and pension.

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Going forward, Hub’s service areas will include pharmacy resources, such as drug efficacy research and insights, access to complex drugs and a knowledge database called DrugHUB; a total member health strategy with resources that help plan sponsors identify problems and offer solutions for their employees; data analytics and predictive modelling; health and wellness programs; mental and financial health programming; and disability and absence management services.

“Focusing on these strategic benefit services will enable us to build on our strengths to increase the quality and value of benefits we provide clients in order for them to achieve their recruiting, retention and cost-management goals,” said Taylor, in a press release.

Hub will also continue to build on its Canadian retirement practice, offering a communications and design service to help plan sponsors provide regular communications to help employees make more informed decisions. In addition, the organization is creating a digital benefits platform.

Its last service area is cross-border expertise for Canadian businesses to “provide easy access to support and an efficient path to complete coverage solutions that many U.S. and Canadian businesses desire on either side of the border.”

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