About TEC

The Employers Co-operative is a group of employers who have banded together for the purpose of procuring unrivalled business value for its member companies and their employees. Their goal is to explore, implement and promote a wide range of quality products and services for their members at the best possible price.


The Manitoulin Transport organization has been working with Benefit Partners since 1993 for its group benefits needs and 1998 on the pension side.

With the transport industry being extremely competitive, Manitoulin has been at the forefront in searching for creative solutions to the forever increasing costs of drug coverage especially and of disability and dental coverage.  Using the vast experience of Benefit Partners in the complexity of group benefits and pension plans, we have been able to find and implement acceptable solutions to the challenge, providing our personnel with a better than average plan to protect them and their family as well as provide the controls required by the financial people.

Working with a consultant is a story of relationship and trust and Benefit Partners have certainly earned both and we feel confident that they will continue to wisely counsel us through plan design changes and/or change of carriers if and when these become necessary due to our needs and market offerings.

We warmly recommend Benefit Partners to all companies looking for solutions to their group benefits and pension plan needs.”

Michel Lafrance - Plan Administrator

Since Benefit Partners approached us to introduce the concept of Collective Purchasing for employee benefit programs, we made a decision to move to The Employers Cooperative program.  From that point forward, we have found The Employers Cooperative program to be the most long term cost effective vehicle to run our benefit program within.  In addition to the financial advantage, we are very pleased to see that the level of service and commitment from our consultant and service representatives has been second to none.  I was very impressed with the employee communication session and believe that it was well received by our employees.  The various aspects of our plan were well presented, especially how our premiums are calculated.  Benefit Partners is very knowledgeable in the field of benefits, executive compensation, pension advice etc.  We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone interested in achieving these types of goals.

John Barton - Vice President

We have been with Benefit Partners since 2001, and from the moment we moved our group plan to them, not only did we achieve a large reduction in our yearly benefits expenses, but also received a large increase in services and benefits to our staff.  

Benefits Partners is not a firm that “sells the product and leaves you alone”.  They also help you to administer the program, keep you informed of new advances or benefits and help to keep benefit costs in line by continually educating staff members through communication sessions on “how to best use and care for your benefits plan!”

Each and every Benefit Partners staff member we have spoken to is knowledgeable, highly service oriented, responsive, and pro-active.  I would not hesitate to recommend Benefits Partners to anyone interested in any of the services they offer!!

Teresa Boyack - Director, Finance & Administration

The Advocates’ Society has been a client of Benefit Partners since 2004 and we appreciate the high degree of service they provide.  Any time a question comes up we don’t have to worry about contacting our insurance provider directly and trying to figure out the person or department we should be forwarding our question to.  We can rely on the staff of Benefit Partners to provide an accurate response in a timely fashion.  With our best interest always in mind, Benefit Partners continues to ensure that we remain informed so that the best decisions are made with respect to our benefit program.  For example, in our renewal report Benefit Partners is proactive by providing us with suggested plan design changes to enhance the benefit program or get the rates under control.  Benefit Partners will conduct a market analysis to ensure that we are getting the best rates and target loss ratio etc.  They produce for us quarterly claims experience reports and conduct informative employee communication sessions.  Keeping current on new products available to enhance our group benefit program is very important to us since they can be used as a tool to attract new employees and retain our existing ones.  Benefit Partners has done a great job in introducing such programs, some of which we have implemented.  I would have no problem recommending Benefit Partners to any company looking for knowledgeable and personable people to advise, maintain and service their group benefit program.

Alexandra Chyczij - Executive Director

This letter is to confirm that Benefit Partners has negotiated, implemented and effectively managed the employee benefits program for Expedition Helicopters since our plan’s inception in 2008.

Our industry has historically been difficult to insure, however Benefit Partners has displayed the level of experience and familiarity with our industry that is necessary to effectively manage our program.

We do not hesitate to recommend Benefit Partners as Employee Benefits Consultants

Todd Calaiezzi - President

Since July 1, 2013 Benefit Partners has been the Group Benefit Agent for Schiedel Construction Incorporated. We first met Daniel Millar of Benefit Partners at the Ontario General Contractors Association symposium in April of 2013. We were immediately impressed by his easy-going personality and his understanding and knowledge of the challenges that face mid-size companies when it comes to group benefit rates.

It was at this meeting that Dan offered us a solution to the rising costs of our group benefit plan. He introduced us to the Big Company Advantage, where we could partner with other members of the Ontario General Contractors Association and enjoy the lower group benefit rates that large companies had been receiving for years. After one meeting, it was an easy decision to move our business to Benefit Partners.

Since that date we have enjoyed everything that was promised to us and more! We not only received reduced rates, but we also received a dedicated customer service team that is second to none in their knowledge, professionalism and dedication to us.

The customer service rep for our account is Lori Elliott. No matter what the request or question she always replies with her friendly can-do attitude that is so refreshing in the age of automated call centres. The personal touch offered by all the staff at Benefit Partners is something that you cannot put a price on, but means so much to us as the customer. I also feel like I am part of the “Benefit Partners Family” when I contact them with my questions and concerns.

In closing, all I can say is that they deliver everything they promise and MORE! Service, Service, Service! We look forward to many more years with Benefit Partners.

Annette Williamson - Controller

We are a small electrical contractor who motivates and retains their employees by providing attractive employee benefits.  

Based on the many benefit providers available we insisted on a proven track record of being cost effective and customer oriented. After carefully evaluating several consultants, our decision was easy and we chose Benefit Partners.  Our choice proved to be the right one and we couldn’t ask for more.   

Regardless of how frequently we contact our Account Manager, the reply is always courteous, detailed and professional. They pursue issues until they are resolved to our complete satisfaction. They then take the time to make sure that we completely understand the information provided thus preparing us for possible future challenges.

We are left feeling that they care. We have built a lot of confidence in Benefit Partners. We would not hesitate to recommend Benefit Partners to other businesses in search of a trustworthy and dedicated employee benefit consultant. 

Christiane Taylor

Highlands Youth for Christ has been very pleased with the service we have received from Benefit Partners. When we first considered changing our benefit carriers, they provided very thorough, comprehensive information that related to our specific unique situation. They have always taken the time to review everything until we fully understood, and patiently answer all of our questions. The presentation to our staff explained our new carrier in practical ways and was very helpful. And in addition to all of this, we were able to provide a huge savings on the monthly cost for health benefits to our staff while providing better coverage.

Ann McCallum - Executive Director