Group benefits protect your most important business asset

Employees are the most important part of any business. And comprehensive group benefits will ensure that your staff is protected and secure.

The Co-operators have been offering group benefits for more than 50 years and have developed flexible packages for any size or type of business.

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“Employees are your biggest investment,” says Solvi Stokholm, owner of Stokholm Insurance in New Westminster, a Co-operators Agent since 2009. “Having good benefits is a way for smaller businesses to compete with larger businesses and retain the best people. It’s a valuable compensation tool.”

Some small-business owners think it’s less expensive to put the onus on employees to get their own coverage and to reimburse them, but the costs add up, says Stokhom.

“You’ll get much better value with group benefits.”

Stokholm Insurance’s group benefits plans are available to companies in Metro Vancouver with as few as three employees and can be tailored to suit each company’s needs. Even start-up businesses are eligible, provided they have been in business for at least one year.

Benefits offered include the following types of coverage:

-       Life insurance

-       Accidental death

-       Short- or long-term disability

-       Critical illness

-       Extended health

-       Vision care

-       Dental care

-       A health spending account

-       An employee assistance program

Working with Stokholm Insurance gives you access to other features as well. When it comes to dental, vision or health care, for example, your employees can go paperless by using their Benefits Now app and file on their smart phones. And with Stokholm Insurance, there are never any medical questions to answer, so your staff can get coverage without proving they are in good health.

There’s no way of knowing when one of your employees are going to become ill, but with a group benefits package in place, you can be assured that whatever happens, they will be taken care of.

To find out more about benefit plans for your employees, visit Stokholm Insurance at 500 Sixth Ave Unit 506 in New Westminster, visit their website, call 604-215-2151 or email.

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