Rob Bogress, TRG Advisor
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ROBERT BOGRESS

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Specializes in : Benefits consulting, group retirement programs, disability management and drug management
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GET TO KNOW ROBERT

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Rob has a particular skill that he has honed through his years as a group benefits advisor, as a father to his three kids, and as a coach: he listens.

It’s deceptively simple, but Rob has learned that the art of listening—really paying attention to a person and their perspective—reveals key aspects of an individual’s outlook, goals, and motivations. It’s what helps him discover an organization’s philosophy, which in turn guides the development of a benefits and pension plan that meets the fiscal needs of the business and, equally important, the needs of its people.

Benefit plans can be complex and expensive, and the right course of action is often unclear. When faced with these difficult decisions, Rob's clients rely on his extensive industry experience and deep understanding of the underwriting process to guide them to financially prudent, customized solutions.

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For over two decades, Rob has helped organizations like yours take charge of their benefits plan with progressive plan designs including prescription drug management, proper funding arrangements, and effective employee communication. His success stands as a testament to a simple fact: a lot can be achieved if we simply take the time to listen.

Rob has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, and holds a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation.

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  • Robert's
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  • Larry Antonation

    Expert in: Retirement consulting, strategic planning, communication strategy, plan design, investment review, and governance

    Phone: 604.714.4860
    Email: lantonation@trggroup.com

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ROBERT'S TESTIMONIALS

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  • Our staff plans for benefits and pension are first-rate, thanks to Rob’s negotiating skills. In his annual update presentation to staff he delivers information, and responds to questions, in an easy, fun and comfortable style – everyone enjoys his sessions.

    Ann Heald
    Director, Operations
    BCDA

  • I have worked with Rob Bogress with TRG over the past 8 years....As a not-for-profit organization, managing the costs of these benefits is also a critical factor. Rob negotiates our rates, walks through any changes, and works to mitigate increases to our plan costs wherever possible.

    Katherine Graham, MA CPCC
    Chief Officer, Communications and Human Resources
    College of Registered Nurses of BC

    Client since 1989

  • Rob and his team have also aided us in maximizing the value for our benefits dollars for our employees and our bottom line. At one stage we did endeavor to deal direct with the Insurance carrier but found that working with Rob and Carroll has been a much more beneficial and rewarding exercise.

    Stephen MacKenzie
    CFO
    Sterling Cooper Consultants Inc.

    Client since 2014

  • ​Rob designed our plan to match our needs as an organization while keeping it competitively priced. His team has also been a helpful resource, assisting our employee group to understand their plans by meeting with each of them at our various locations across the province.

    Gary Muuren
    Vice President Human Resources
    Baptist Housing Ministries

    Client since 2008

  • Rob has extensive benefits knowledge and has assisted ContainerWorld/Commercial in developing a benefit plan to meet our needs. Rob takes the time to meet with us regularly to provide updates/trends to assist us in being proactive in our benefits selection and cost associated with such benefits.

    Harjeet Kaur
    Container World

  • Rob knows benefits inside and out. He gives us all the information we need to make the best decisions concerning our employees benefits while ensuring our company’s bottom line is given top priority.

    Aleksandra Borisova, CGA
    Regional Controller
    Cryopak Industries (2007) ULC

  • To receive great advice and value for your benefit and pension plan needs, without hesitation, I recommend Rob Bogress and the team at TRG.

    The BCDA has worked with Rob Bogress and his team at TRG for close to ten years.

    Rob is terrific to work with – he’s extremely knowledgeable about the benefits world and is influential with, and well-respected by, his insurance colleagues, which is of benefit to his clients. He is confident, congenial and generous with his time.

    For our province-wide membership, Rob has navigated my team through the multiple benefit plans we offer, which are complex with lots of moving parts. However, Rob and Laurie Stanley, his colleague, have consistently provided excellent service and creative solutions to meet our members’ needs.

    Our staff plans for benefits and pension are first-rate, thanks to Rob’s negotiating skills. In his annual update presentation to staff he delivers information, and responds to questions, in an easy, fun and comfortable style – everyone enjoys his sessions. When and if claims difficulties arise, Rob and his team ‘go the extra mile’ to work with the insurance company to achieve the desired result.

    To receive great advice and value for your benefit and pension plan needs, without hesitation, I recommend Rob Bogress and the team at TRG.

    Ann Heald
    Director, Operations
    BCDA

  • Rob has been a true resource for our organization in solving [benefits] challenges.

    I have worked with Rob Bogress with TRG over the past 8 years. Rob has assisted the College in ensuring we enhance and maintain a high level of value for our staff related to the benefits they and their families count on. As a not-for-profit organization, managing the costs of these benefits is also a critical factor. Rob negotiates our rates, walks through any changes, and works to mitigate increases to our plan costs wherever possible.

    Rob has also been a great support when navigating the complexities of healthcare issues as they relate to our insured benefits. When one of our staff has experienced a challenging situation related to benefits and coverage, Rob has been a true resource for our organization in solving those challenges.

    I look forward to our ongoing relationship with Rob, and with TRG.

    Katherine Graham, MA CPCC
    Chief Officer, Communications and Human Resources
    College of Registered Nurses of BC

    Client since 1989

  • Rob has been able to troubleshoot difficult claims on our behalf with various insurance companies...

    I have worked with Rob for over 10 years and his pro-active advice and counsel regarding our benefits plans has been very much appreciated. Both he and Carroll are very diligent and obliging and easy to work with and they are very proactive and responsive.  In particular, Rob has been able to troubleshoot difficult claims on our behalf with various insurance companies, e.g. a life Insurance claim where death took place in Atlanta, Georgia, and another dealing with the death of a child. Both of these claims were difficult for us to manage and we very much appreciated the sensitivity Rob dealt with the families and our employees.

     Rob and his team have also aided us in maximizing the value for our benefits dollars for our employees and our bottom line. At one stage we did endeavor to deal direct with the Insurance carrier but found that working with Rob and Carroll has been a much more beneficial and rewarding exercise.

    Stephen MacKenzie
    CFO
    Sterling Cooper Consultants Inc.

    Client since 2014

  • ​I would recommend Rob and his team at TRG to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and responsive benefits advisor.

    Rob Bogress and his team at TRG have continuously provided great service and insight regarding our benefits and pension plans. He is very responsive to all of our questions and ensures we get the answers and necessary information quickly.

    Rob designed our plan to match our needs as an organization while keeping it competitively priced. His team has also been a helpful resource, assisting our employee group to understand their plans by meeting with each of them at our various locations across the province.

    I would recommend Rob and his team at TRG to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and responsive benefits advisor.

    Gary Muuren
    Vice President Human Resources
    Baptist Housing Ministries

    Client since 2008

  • Rob has extensive benefits knowledge and has assisted ContainerWorld/Commercial in developing a benefit plan to meet our needs.
    We have been working with Rob for many years and we have found him to be a very effective benefits consultant. Rob has extensive benefits knowledge and has assisted ContainerWorld/Commercial in developing a benefit plan to meet our needs. Rob takes the time to meet with us regularly to provide updates/trends to assist us in being proactive in our benefits selection and cost associated with such benefits. Rob, over the years, has also assisted in dealing and resolving any issues we might have encountered with our plan or an employee claim.

    Harjeet Kaur
    Container World

  • I would recommend Rob and TRG to assist you with your benefits plan needs.

    Rob knows benefits inside and out. He gives us all the information we need to make the best decisions concerning our employees benefits while ensuring our company’s bottom line is given top priority.

    We have a number of employees in Quebec that Rob even provides bilingual employee communication services for on our behalf. He and his team are very accessible and always provide prompt answers to all of our questions.

    I would recommend Rob and TRG to assist you with your benefits plan needs.

    Aleksandra Borisova, CGA
    Regional Controller
    Cryopak Industries (2007) ULC

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ROBERT'S LATEST BLOG POSTS

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Why You Should Contribute to Your Group Retirement Plan

By Robert Bogress on February 15, 2016

Dental Fee Guide

By Robert Bogress on August 19, 2015

Subrogation

By Robert Bogress on February 2, 2015

The Pre-Existing Condition Clause

By Robert Bogress on November 3, 2014

What is the Living Benefit in a Group Plan?

By Robert Bogress on August 11, 2014

Generic Drugs – Are they really the same?

By Robert Bogress on May 20, 2014

Leaves of Absence

By Robert Bogress on February 18, 2014

Is Your Group Basic Life Insurance Coverage Enough?

By Robert Bogress on October 8, 2013

EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Plans)

By Robert Bogress on July 30, 2013

Why Should You Contribute To Your Group Retirement Plan?

By Robert Bogress on February 18, 2013

Dental Scaling

By Robert Bogress on August 20, 2012

What is a Health Care Spending Account

By Robert Bogress on January 24, 2012

GET IN TOUCH WITH ROBERT

Learn how Robert can help with your group benefits.

Phone 604.714.4439, email rbogress@trggroup.com or send a message.

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