Benecaid started with a simple idea. If all smaller businesses were treated as a group, they could enjoy all of the pricing, product and service advantages normally reserved for the largest companies in Canada. Insurance companies didn’t like that idea, so we built it ourselves.
Who we are
We are a different kind of health benefits company,
designed for small business
At the forefront since 2000
How we have evolved
Benecaid is focused on the development of flexible products that deliver choice and budget certainty for our clients. We are not a typical insurance company; we offer health benefits solutions that were not previously available, or affordable, for small and medium sized businesses.
Since 2000, we’ve been one of the fastest growing providers of benefits in Canada with over $90 million in coverage provided and have helped over 150,000 Canadians with the benefits they want.
At Benecaid, we understand small businesses.
Benecaid delivers simple, flexible and affordable health benefits plans for small and medium sized businesses with a big advantage – our plans remain affordable, year-after-year. You’ll want to stay with us for our great products and stellar customer service, and you can because of our sustainable pricing.
AWARDS / MEMBERSHIPS
We’re proud of the work we do
Benecaid is a member of the Third Party Administrators’ Association of Canada (TPAAC) and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). Health benefits administration is the core business of our company and is built on the pillars of our strong corporate governance. From working with qualified independent trustees consisting of chartered accountants to using proprietary systems that allow real time audit trails along with annual audits by Ernst & Young, Benecaid is focused on transparency for all of our clients and partners.
Decades of Experience
After being an executive leader of almost every department in Benecaid, Darren has taken the helm as President. Prior to his leading role in the sales and marketing arena; Darren began his career in sales as an independent advisor, focusing on the life and health markets. During that time, he grew a substantial insurance brokerage business that covered both standard and highly innovative products to meet the needs of a large and diverse client base. Prior to joining Benecaid, Darren worked for several years in the MGA channel where he supported an exclusive network of Canada’s top premium producing insurance advisors.
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY
Jack joined Benecaid in 2016 to lead the team responsible for building and launching Honeybee, Benecaid’s next generation digital benefits platform. He continues to apply his expertise in the areas of software architecture, distributed systems and scalability to all of Benecaid’s products and systems. Over the past decade, Jack has held a number of senior software development and engineering roles at start-ups and large corporations in the ad tech industry. He began his career with IBM and Microsoft and has a Computer Science degree from the University of Toronto.
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
As Vice President of Operations at Benecaid, Albert has responsibility for much of our customer experience, including Customer Care and Claims. He is a key contributor to our operations and technology strategies. In addition, his mandate also includes Benecaid’s Health Spending Account division, new business Underwriting and our Privacy Office. Before joining Benecaid in 2020, Albert held several senior positions in Operations, including roles at Scotiabank and Thanachart Bank PLC (Thailand). Albert holds a Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business and Finance from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.
VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT & DISTRIBUTION SUCCESS
Leanne’s career has been built around ensuring the delivery of customer service that exceeds expectations. Since joining Benecaid in 2004 as a Sales & Marketing Representative. Leanne has gone on to lead various teams including our Administration team with a focus on developing structured, leading-edge administration practices and led the Customer Care and Service team overseeing the expansion of our Call Centre. Prior to joining Benecaid, Leanne held various Customer Service roles for seven years.
CONTROLLER, BENEFITS MANAGEMENT
Constantin is a senior professional with over a decade of experience working in Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bucharest University of Economic Studies and is currently working towards his CPA. Having previously worked at large multinational corporations such as Citigroup and GMAC, he has leveraged this experience at Benecaid for the past 5 years, where he sits on the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the coordination of financial responsibilities and the Finance Team.
VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & CLIENT RELATIONS
Sevag brings over 15 years of Group Benefits Sales experience to the Benecaid Sales team. He was previously the Director of Sales at Benecaid for several years before taking on various roles at the carrier level in 2016; most recently as a National Accounts Executive at Sun Life. Sevag returned to Benecaid to oversee the sales department and to manage all advisor, carrier and distribution channels. He develops stable and sustainable relationships and builds solid foundations with our advisors, clients, and partners alike.