CPBI Ontario: Canadian Benefits Program Certificate

CPBI Ontario: Canadian Benefits Program Certificate

April 3 - 5, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:30 PMYorkville Conference Center, Toronto, Ontario
Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

In Partnership with the HRPA, the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute is pleased to offer the Benefits Certificate Program again for the Winter 2018!

Gain a Clear Understanding of Canadian Group Benefits

Group Benefits form an important part of an employee's compensation program and play a valuable role in attracting and retaining key talent. Now you can get a comprehensive overview of benefit programs in Canada with this course.

  • Understand the basics and develop better strategies.
  • Manage your programs more effectively.
  • Keep escalating costs under control.


HRPA and/or CPBI Members: $1500 + Taxes
Non-Members: $1800 + Taxes

***CPBI Members are able to register at a discounted rate. Please contact the CPBI Ontario Regional Office for the discount code - [email protected]

Please note: The promo code entitles you to the HRPA Member rate. If you are an HRPA member, you will automatically receive the HRPA Member rate without having to apply the promo code. Registrants are allowed only one discount per registration, equivalent to the HRPA Member rate.

This program is offered over three dates:

Level 1: April 3, 2018
Level 2: April 4, 2018
Level 3: April 5, 2018
Each day builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous level.

Participant Take-aways:

Level 1 – Introduction to the key elements of a Canadian Benefits program

Overview of the public and private benefits in Canada
Overview of plan design types (traditional, flexible benefit plans)
Underwriting & risk sharing approaches
Administration options
Technology solutions for plan members and plan sponsors

Level 2 – In-depth look into cost management and claims management strategies and pricing

Review of pricing and risk mitigation approaches
Overview of different cost management strategies for Drug, Health & Dental plans
Overview of claims management strategies for Drugs
Disability management options
Fraud management
Wellness strategies
Employee communication and member support beyond enrollment: making sure the participants understand the true value of plan

Level 3 – Drug and Disability plan landscape and sharing of practical approaches via case studies

Drug plan landscape by province
Management of high-cost drugs
Disability management case study
Wellness solutions – assessment tools, program delivery, strategy and approach

What you will gain:

Attendees can offer immediate value-add and ROI to the organization after earning certification in the following ways:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the many components of Canadian Group Benefits.
  • Insight into public and private benefits programs and individual benefit types to better formulate plans and strategies.
  • Three levels of knowledge sharing to help manage programs better and minimize costs.

Who should attend:

HR Professionals tasked with hiring, retaining talent in the organization. C-Suite executives who wish to understand Group benefits programs.

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Peter Demangos
Managing Director

Peter is the Co-Founder of Collage HR and Founder of PDF Financial Group, organizations that are actively reinventing the way Canadian businesses manage HR & Benefits.

Seen as a leader in the Employee Benefits industry, Peter is frequently quoted in Benefits Canada publications as well as a regular speaker for HR.com and the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).
Holding an MBA (from the Schulich School of Business), CFP and CLU designations, and a Bachelor of Commerce (from the Rotman School of Management), Peter is a strong believer in continued education.

He continues to share his experiences by also teaching the Pension & Benefits course at Humber College within the Human Resources Management Post-Graduate program.

Patrick Hill
Benefits & Health Consultant, Accompass

Patrick is a Benefits & Health Consultant at Accompass. He provides critical advice and support for a wide range of plan design, financial management, and administrative services; such as communications support, employee meetings, disability management and wellness plans for all sized organizations. Patrick has been working in the benefits industry for over 12 years on both the insurance carrier and the consulting side of business. Before joining Accompass, he was a Senior Group Underwriter at one of Canada’s major insurance providers. 

Andrea Staruch
Pharmacy Services Consultant with GSC

Andrea is a Pharmacy Services Consultant with GSC as well as an actively practicing community pharmacist. Her roles at GSC include the assessment of drug authorization requests, maintaining drug formularies, and operationalizing new drug initiatives, processes, and legislative changes. Andrea received her PharmD at the University of Waterloo, and is also a Certified Geriatric Practitioner.

Stephanie Lue-Kim
Organizational Health Consultant

Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in the group benefits industry, 9 of which are in her current role as an Organizational Health Consultant. Stephanie works closely with large Great-West Life customers and their advisors to develop and implement health, wellness and disability management. Stephanie is a graduate of McMaster University and holds a number certifications in the health, wellness and fitness industry. She has attained industry designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans, Group Benefits Associate.

Michael Moriarity
Michael is a pension and benefits communication consultant who specializes in the application of marketing techniques to communicate the complexities of pension and benefits plans. He works with both private and public sector clients to translate the language of benefits into messages that resonate with, educate and engage plan members.
As a career communicator with over 25 years’ experience in marketing and communications, Michael has served in both corporate and consulting environments. Most recently Michael worked with Eckler Ltd. as a senior communications consultant. Prior to Eckler he was the president of MME & Associates, a group insurance consulting firm that provided marketing and communications solutions for a range of association and corporate clients.

Michael is also a former publisher of Benefits Canada and Employee Health + Productivity magazine, an award-winning journal that explored the links between employee productivity and workplace wellness. In his free time, Michael teaches pension and benefits communication at Humber College’s Centre for Employee Benefits PPAC and CEB certificate programs.

Serafina Morgia
Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

Serafina is a Senior Consultant in the Toronto office at Willis Towers Watson and brings over 20 years of combined insurance company, corporate and heath and benefits consulting experience to the company.
As a health and benefits practitioner, she specializes in the management and strategic development of employee benefits programs, with particular emphasis on health promotion, wellness, drug plan management and absence/disability management.

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