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Why do business we us?

Because we care.

It sounds simple, maybe even trite. But it’s true; we care about our clients and their business.

Our team is led by three partners, every client account is managed by a partner; no exceptions.

A support team member may accompany a partner to a client meeting and complete some admin tasks.  However, you have a concern, a question or an issue; you speak directly to a partner.

Our Culture

Our Core Purpose

We do everything we can to customize a benefits plan to each individual business.

Our Vision

Every group benefits plan personalized.

Our Mission

One business at a time, we help our clients with solutions to fit their needs and budget.

No business is too small. No request is too crazy. No worry is our goal.

We promise to take your business and the health of your employees as seriously as the health of our employees and our own business.

Custom Benefit Plans that your employees will appreciate.

What Our Clients Say

“I have used the Benefits Group to look after my extended health benefit needs of my employee group for well over ten years. Mark Ber and his staff are able to source out competitive rate packages and carry out their duties in a timely, professional manner. On a personal level, Mark and Jason presented me with a sensible, well thought through life insurance program to help with tax planning issues. I have no hesitation in recommending the Producers Group  for these and any other insurance planning needs  that may arise.”   Steve Freiman, FAR Investments

Meet Our Team

Mark Ber
Mark BerFounder
Straight talking and hard number crunching – these are the trademarks and secret to Mark’s success as insurance broker, a small business owner and an entrepreneur. He’s involved in private equity placement, multi-unit residential, commercial real estate developments and the transportation industry. He understands the pressures of managing a small business.

With more than 30 years of experience delivering personalized insurance service; he is deeply knowledgeable, highly creative, and has a lifetime of good advice and experience.

Mark’s expertise has been acknowledged in the industry as the
Winner of National Quality Award and Member of Million Dollar Round Table.

Mark’s many passions include travelling, cycling and eating!

Jason Middleton
Jason MiddletonPartner
Jason’s financial and accounting backgrounds allow him to take a comprehensive approach to advanced Estate and Insurance planning for clients. His ‘educate first’ approach resonates well with clients, who feel that his solution-based recommendations are tailored to their individual needs.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors in Accounting and Corporate Finance in 1999 from the University of New Brunswick. He began working on his CA with Deloitte and Touche in 2001 after taking a sabbatical to train and try out for the Canadian Olympic Swim Team. Upon returning to the work force Jason completed the CSC and earned his CFP designation in 2003.

When he is not in the office, you will find Jason cycling and chasing after his young kids!

AngieGroup Operations Manager
Angie’s extensive insurance career began over 25 years ago in the employee benefit industry. Angie offers a global perspective – specializing in plan design, marketing and administration.

Angie’s focus is continually on service – whether undertaking the implementation of a new employee benefits program or the transition to a new insurance carrier. Her belief of client satisfaction and striving to provide superior service in a timely matter is harmonious with The Benefits Group vision.

An extraordinary cook, Angie entertains her family and friends on the weekends. (We hope she brings in leftovers!).

CarolynSenior Case Co-ordinator
Carolyn’s extensive insurance career began 17 years ago working for a Wealth Management firm in Vancouver. Carolyn earned her life license and accidental & sickness designation in 2004.

Her entire career has been focused on customer service. She is relationship focused and strives to build long-lasting relationships with her clients. Her dedication and attention to detail is balanced by her ability to multi-task.

Carolyn stays active when she’s not at Producer’s Group, entertaining and golfing. She’s also hockey crazy from the OHL to NHL; just ask her a question about the Leafs!

MitchInformation and Technology Specialist
Mitch is an Information and Technology Specialist dedicated to supporting strategic business decisions with data-driven insights. He considers continual improvement to be important for both business and personal growth.

The newest hire, he’s excited to learn about group benefits and the insurance industry. He hopes to leverage his experience to enhance the client experience at The Benefits Group.

If he is not in the office, you may catch him rock climbing or playing ultimate Frisbee in the park.

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