Ricardo Barreiros, TRG Advisor
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RICARDO BARREIROS

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Specializes in : Benefits consulting, retirement programs, strategic planning and drug management
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Ricardo-Barrelros
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Ricardo is keenly aware that a routine medical or dental bill can be a challenge for a working family, and it can be a financial catastrophe when just one family member is unable to work, even for a short time. What's more, he knows that peace of mind can make a world of difference to employees and their families, who in turn can make a positive impact on their organization.

That’s why Ricardo is dedicated to using his insider knowledge of the benefits industry and his analytical approach to help his clients craft the perfect, sustainable benefits plan. His insight and experience takes the guesswork out of the process, and helps organizations strike that special balance of providing the best possible support for their people while maximizing each dollar they spend .

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It’s an approach that has proven popular with plan members and sponsors alike, both in his time at TRG, and in the 13 years he spent managing employee benefits programs for two of Canada’s largest insurers.

Ricardo is a member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS), the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Small Business Council. Most recently, he was certified in the Workplace Mental Health Leadership program offered through Queen’s University.

He enjoys a good book, a great game of squash, seeing the world, and hiking through beautiful British Columbia.

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  • Ricardo's
    ADVISOR
    TEAM

  • Rob Taylor

    Expert in: Mental health safety, drug management, sustainability and customized communications, keynote speaking

    Phone: 604.714.4410
    Email: rtaylor@trggroup.com

  • Shane Hohlweg

    Expert in: Benefits consulting, executive compensation, drug management, mental health awareness, keynote speaking

    Phone: 604.714.4449
    Email: shohlweg@trggroup.com

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RICARDO'S TESTIMONIALS

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  • Ricardo and TRG took the time to make recommendations that were customized and right for us. It wasn't a huge change from what we'd had in the past, but they built in small adjustments that were suited to what our groups needs were. Everyone on the plan is happy with the adjustments.

    Courtney Clark
    Sin 7 Salon

    Client since 2015

  • Since switching to TRG, we feel that we understand our plan and our options better than ever. TRG seems able to offer more than other group benefits advisors, both when negotiating with the insurance companies and when supporting our benefits plan administration team.

    Kate Wood
    Midas Gold Corp

    Client since 2014

  • With the help of Ricardo and his team at TRG, our employees understand the value of having a benefits plan as an important part of their compensation. Both the retirement and benefits plans are more efficient and we thank you for your effort and on-going support.

    Joyce Zhao
    Payroll & Benefits Administrator
    Shanahan’s Limited Partnership

    Client since 2014

  • Increasing flexibility within our benefits plan without creating restrictive, long term obligations seemed impossible. However, after reviewing and understanding our situation better, Ricardo was able to come up with a solution to help us achieve this goal. We couldn’t be happier with this arrangement.

    Danielle Lovell
    Blankslate Partners / Over The Moon Games

    Client since 2015

  • I'd highly recommend Ricardo as a Benefits Consultant – he has gone over and above my expectations.

    Our company had been with the same insurance broker for quite a few years.  When our benefits plan renewal came up, we received an email from our agent for the go-ahead, but with no offer to review our plan and decide whether it was still the best fit for our company.  I thought of this as a sign to start looking around and I had heard great things about Ricardo.

    Ricardo and TRG took the time to make recommendations that were customized and right for us. It wasn't a huge change from what we'd had in the past, but they built in small adjustments that were suited to what our groups needs were. Everyone on the plan is happy with the adjustments.

    We feel confident that we are being taken care of by Ricardo and his team at TRG as they have our best interests in mind at all times, not just at renewal time. I'd highly recommend Ricardo as a Benefits Consultant – he has gone over and above my expectations.

    Courtney Clark
    Sin 7 Salon

    Client since 2015

  • Since switching to TRG, we feel that we understand our plan and our options better than ever.

    It was time for our annual renewal and we were looking for ways to optimize our benefits plan while keeping the costs of the program sustainable. Ricardo took the time to understand our situation and corporate goals in relation to our benefit plan. He analyzed our group and the usage of our plan to come up with options that worked best for our company. He was also able to answer all our questions clearly and explained the ins and outs of our plan, the renewal, and options for consideration. His wealth of knowledge on group benefits was obvious!

    Since switching to TRG, we feel that we understand our plan and our options better than ever. TRG seems able to offer more than other group benefits advisors, both when negotiating with the insurance companies and when supporting our benefits plan administration team.

    Kate Wood
    Midas Gold Corp

    Client since 2014

  • With the help of Ricardo and his team at TRG, our employees understand the value of having a benefits plan as an important part of their compensation.

    We knew we needed help with our company’s retirement plan. We were in a situation where some plan members were not signed up for the retirement plan, and some of those who were signed up had not actually selected an investment plan, which slotted them in to a default investment.

    Working with TRG has helped us improve the situation – both for the company and our employees. First, they amalgamated our retirement plan with our benefits plan using one provider. This streamlined the overall administrative process and resulted in savings for the company. Next, they conducted educational seminars and followed up with all the employees across our multiple offices to ensure they were properly informed and were able to make better choices on how they invested their funds in the retirement plan.

    With the help of Ricardo and his team at TRG, our employees understand the value of having a benefits plan as an important part of their compensation. Both the retirement and benefits plans are more efficient and we thank you for your effort and on-going support.

    Joyce Zhao
    Payroll & Benefits Administrator
    Shanahan’s Limited Partnership

    Client since 2014

  • We couldn’t be happier with this arrangement.

    I’m part of two small, rapidly-growing businesses. Increasing flexibility within our benefits plan without creating restrictive, long term obligations seemed impossible. However, after reviewing and understanding our situation better, Ricardo was able to come up with a solution to help us achieve this goal. We couldn’t be happier with this arrangement.

    Danielle Lovell
    Blankslate Partners / Over The Moon Games

    Client since 2015

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RICARDO'S LATEST BLOG POSTS

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Why Group RRSPs are Good for Employees AND Employers

By Ricardo Barreiros on February 27, 2018

Increase in Popularity of Wellness Programs

By Ricardo Barreiros on October 28, 2015

What is the 85% All Source Maximum?

By Ricardo Barreiros on April 6, 2015

GET IN TOUCH WITH RICARDO

Learn how Ricardo can help with your group benefits.

Phone 604.714.7393, email rbarreiros@trggroup.com or send a message.

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