Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring An Employee Benefits Specialist

Author: Gene Meyer Insurance Agencies Ltd. | | Categories: Company Pension Plans , Critical Illness Insurance , Employee Benefit Plans , Group Insurance , Long Term Disability Insurance , Uninsurable Life Insurance


Good talent is hard to find and harder to retain, with large companies offering attractive benefits and higher pay scales, it’s become difficult for small businesses to hold on to their best employees. By investing in your employees by providing benefits like company pension plans, critical illness insurance, dental coverage, life insurance, etc., you can give them reasons to remain loyal to your company.

Unfortunately, fluctuating market conditions and changes in price and designs of insurance products, make adopting a suitable benefits plan that fits your budget an uphill challenge. The best way to ensure that you receive proper recommendations concerning the purchase of insurance and other plans it is to seek the advice an employee benefits specialists. However, finding an employee benefits specialist who is knowledgeable and trustworthy isn’t an easy task.

To help you enlist the services of the right professional here’s a list of top five things to look for when hiring an employee benefits specialists.


1. Cost.

While we all want great services at a low price, hiring someone that charges too low for their services can be an indication of their poor performance. So, before rushing in and hiring the cheapest service talk to them to see if they meet your expectations.


2. Trust.

You’re investing a lot in your business and your employees. To ensure that you get the results you want, opt to work with a trustworthy professional. Interview and meet the professional before you move forward. Verify their credentials, see if they are well known and trusted brand in their industry so that you get the best services.


3. Benefits.

There are various types of employee benefits you can offer to your employees like medical insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance, and other perks like paid leaves, vacations, etc. Select an employee benefits specialist who has the freedom to choose from many insurance carriers and offer only the best services.


4. Service.

Check if the professional you want to hire is known for the services they offer. Besides providing consultation and helping your business draw an excellent benefits plan, they must be able to reduce your hassle of paperwork related to planning a new benefits plan or terminating an old plan.


5. Experience.

Employee benefits specialists who have years of experience under their belts are aware of the human resources policies, insurance carriers, packages, etc. They know the in’s and outs of the industry and are better equipped to help you understand what packages you should provide your employees.


If you’re looking for an employee benefits specialist in Ontario, reach out to Gene Meyer Insurance Agencies Ltd. We personalize your employee benefits plan, to best suit your company, your employees and your monthly budget. We strive to help successful business owners to build a better benefits plan than they can get anywhere else. We provide our insurance services to clients across Ontario and beyond.

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