Johnston Group, Empire Life team up to provide employee benefits to mid-market businesses

New product touted as the first all-out employee care plan

Johnston Group, Empire Life team up to provide employee benefits to mid-market businesses

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Johnston Group, a provider of benefits services, has partnered with The Empire Life Insurance Company to launch a new fully insured benefit program for the mid-market.

The new program, called “Max,” is being offered under Johnston Group’s Maximum Benefit offering. The product is aimed at mid-sized businesses – companies with 25 to 200 employees. Max includes all of the essentials of an employee benefits plan, as well as additional benefits for businesses’ health and their employees’ well-being.

Through the partnership, Johnston Group will process member information, adjudicate and process health and dental claims, and provide customer service; while Empire Life will insure life, disability, extended health care and dental benefits for the Max program.

Max can be integrated with the Payworks payroll services, giving employers access to bundled pricing on additional HR tools, a release said. The benefits program also includes Teladoc Telemedicine Services at no additional cost.

“At Johnston Group, it isn’t just about being trendy with technology and innovation, it’s about how we can provide better and increasing value to our customers,” said Johnston Group president Dave Angus. “We’re delighted to be working with Empire Life, which has such in-depth knowledge of the needs of small to mid-sized companies. They’re a natural fit to deliver this new, targeted product.”

“Johnston Group is well regarded for its ability to craft and manage innovative plan designs,” commented Empire Life senior vice-president of group solutions Michael Perry. “Empire Life is on a mission to make group benefits simple, fast and easy for Canadians. We’re honoured to be chosen by Johnston Group and confident that together, this competitive new program will allow for the provision of flexible and value-added benefits solutions, specifically developed for medium-sized businesses.”


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