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OUR STORY

Over our 20 year history, TRG has grown from a small benefits practice into one of the largest, fully independent, benefits advisory firms in Canada. We are proud of our achievements, and we are passionate about building trusted relationships with our customers and suppliers, and developing innovative programs that make good business sense.

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TRUSTED, INDEPENDENT ADVICE

Our story began in 1972, when Jim Sced, the founding Chairman of TRG, established a small benefits practice within The Rogers Group Financial, a Vancouver-based wealth management firm. At a time when many advisors were contracted with a single insurer, Jim and his colleagues were inspired to build a different model to serve the industry – one of independence and deep customer focus. It was this notion that led to the development of our unique advisor-owned consulting model – a first in Western Canada.

Now, that entrepreneurial attitude has fueled our growth into one of Canada’s leading employee benefits advisory firms. Our team of over 16 advisors are some of the most sought-after minds in the benefits community, and they are supported by a team of over 25 top-quality service professionals. Today, from our office in beautiful downtown Vancouver, we continue to lead the way in managing and delivering progressive, sustainable group benefits.



THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Passion. Drive. Dedication. Our team has very diverse backgrounds. However, it is these common qualities that truly define who we are—personally and professionally. These same qualities also fuel our commitment to make an impact on the world around us. To that end, many of our advisors are accomplished athletes, board members, industry advocates and published authors. We are passionate about sharing our ideas across the industry, which is why we are frequently invited to speak at symposiums, conferences, and summits on the topic of employee benefits.

We put passion, drive and dedication into everything we do because we believe in making an impact—in both our clients’ businesses, and the industry as a whole. This is precisely the source of inspiration for our annual Health Symposium, where we bring subject-matter experts in all areas of health and wellness to share innovative thinking and best practices.

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"When we started TRG, we had a simple, singular purpose: to build a reputation around how we work with our clients, service providers and our own employees to deliver sought-after expertise and advice in the employee benefits and pension industry."
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Jim Sced
Past Chairman
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COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

TRG is also passionate about making positive contributions in our own communities. Many of us donate significant time and financial resources in support of many community initiatives. We are particularly committed to supporting Canada’s youth—helping those challenged by circumstances beyond their control, and encouraging the pursuit of sport, not only for the physical benefits, but for the sense of accomplishment, personal growth, and mental well-being that comes along with healthy activity and sport.

TRG proudly supports the following organizations:

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Queenie Yeung,
Client Service Representative

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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

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Brent Delveaux,
Advisor

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TRUSTED ADVICE FROM
GROUP BENEFITS EXPERTS

Our Advisor team is comprised of some of the most experienced, well-respected group benefits professionals in the industry. Together, we offer the level of expertise, support and care that is unmatched in the group benefits industry.

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LATEST BLOGS

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The Benefits of an EAP

By Patrick Burkart on March 18, 2016

Why You Should Contribute to Your Group Retirement Plan

By Robert Bogress on February 15, 2016

What’s the Latest Employee Benefits Trend?

By Patrick Burkart on January 25, 2016

The Impact of Specialty Drugs on Private Plans

By Greg Pallone on September 15, 2015

Dental Fee Guide

By Robert Bogress on August 19, 2015

Is It Possible to Opt Out of All Group Benefits?

By Patrick Burkart on June 9, 2015

Why Employer Paying for Employee Benefits Makes Sense

By Patrick Burkart on February 16, 2015

Subrogation

By Robert Bogress on February 2, 2015

5 Things You Don’t Know About Retirement

By Greg Pallone on January 20, 2015

The Inherent Liability of Offering a Benefits Plan

By Patrick Burkart on November 25, 2014

The Pre-Existing Condition Clause

By Robert Bogress on November 3, 2014

Can You Force an Employee to Retire?

By Patrick Burkart on August 19, 2014

What is the Living Benefit in a Group Plan?

By Robert Bogress on August 11, 2014

Reforming Pension Reform

By Greg Pallone on June 30, 2014

Generic Drugs – Are they really the same?

By Robert Bogress on May 20, 2014

What’s a MER and Why Do I Care?

By Greg Pallone on March 31, 2014

Long Term Disability (LTD) Executive Discrimination

By Patrick Burkart on February 24, 2014

Leaves of Absence

By Robert Bogress on February 18, 2014

Movember – For Men’s Health

By Greg Pallone on November 5, 2013

Is Your Group Basic Life Insurance Coverage Enough?

By Robert Bogress on October 8, 2013

Re-thinking Retirement – Part II

By Greg Pallone on September 10, 2013

EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Plans)

By Robert Bogress on July 30, 2013

Re-thinking Retirement (Part 1)

By Greg Pallone on July 15, 2013

Termination of employees because of age

By Brent Delveaux on April 15, 2013

Inflationary Trends

By Patrick Burkart on January 28, 2013

True Costs

By Patrick Burkart on October 9, 2012

Dental Scaling

By Robert Bogress on August 20, 2012

The Taxability Myth

By Patrick Burkart on June 19, 2012

CAP Guidelines Do Matter

By Greg Pallone on March 12, 2012

What is a Health Care Spending Account

By Robert Bogress on January 24, 2012

Benefits, pension plans face sustainability issues

By Greg Pallone on January 21, 2012