Rob Taylor, TRG Advisor
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ROB TAYLOR

Managing Director

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Specializes in : Mental health safety, drug management, sustainability and customized communications, keynote speaking
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Rob Taylor
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GET TO KNOW ROB

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MORE ABOUT ROB

A consummate communicator, Rob has been asking the tough questions and helping his clients explore the answers for more than 27 years. He knows that a carefully crafted benefits solution can be more than just sustainable—it can reflect a corporate vision, strengthen the critical connection between employer and employee, and help that relationship reach its full potential.

Rob specializes in drug management, plan sustainability, and customized benefit communications, and shares his experience and insight with the rest of his team to ensure their clients are ideally positioned to make a real impact, as well as a real profit.

Rob holds a Bachelor Degree from Mount Allison University, and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC) and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).

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He is a member of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) including a subcommittee for Employee Benefits Issue Group; the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI); and Advocis, Canada’s largest association of professional advisors. He’s also the author of numerous editorial articles and his first book, “The Future of You.”

Rob dedicates considerable time to industry and community through speaking engagements, insurer National Advisory panels, the Richmond Hospital Foundation Major Gifts Committee and the mentoring of many young professionals. Friendly, inquisitive, and passionate about the industry, Rob is uniquely qualified to help his clients show their employees just how much they matter.

Away from the office, Rob enjoys reading, playing the guitar and traveling. An admittedly erratic golfer, Rob jokes that he also dabbles in golf course redesign.

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  • Rob's
    ADVISOR
    TEAM

  • Shane Hohlweg

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

    Phone: 604.714.4449
    Email: shohlweg@trggroup.com

  • Ricardo Barreiros

    Expert in: Benefits consulting, retirement programs, strategic planning and drug management

    Phone: 604.714.4393
    Email: rbarreiros@trggroup.com

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ROB'S TESTIMONIALS

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  • I have worked with Rob over the past several years. He has a deep knowledge of the industry and the nuances of our needs.

    Kevin Unger

    Client since 2007

  • Eight years later it is still less expensive and more robust than our original package. And Rob and his team are a complete pleasure to work with. Switching to TRG is among the best business decisions I’ve made in my 16 years at Atira. TRG rocks!

    Janice Abbott
    Executive Director
    Atira Women’s Resource Society

    Client since 2002

  • Robert is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the group insurance business and related services and keeps us well informed of the ever changing improvements in the industry. This ensures we are always providing the most appropriate and cost effective insurance services to our members.

    Tom Stamatakis
    President
    Vancouver Police Union

    Client since 1996

  • Rob Taylor of TRG has always provided Timberline Natural Resource Group with sound advice that has consistently boosted value to our benefits program for our employees with a keen focus on maintaining reasonable cost for us from year to year.

    Darrell Kure, CGA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Timberline Natural Resources

  • Here we are, over a decade later, and our benefits plan is in fact far superior to what we had before by being reliable and user friendly for all our employees to enjoy.

    Karen Sabourin
    Director, Human Resources
    Helijet International Inc.

    Client since 2004

  • Rob stands out for a couple of reasons worth noting. The first is that he Consults. Rob doesn’t broker, he doesn’t “agent”, he doesn’t play nickel-and-dime games, and he doesn’t just drive around aimlessly looking for clients. What he does is consult.

    Chris Venn
    Business Advisor & President
    Venn Advisory

    (Business Partner) - was a consultant or contractor to Rob

  • He digs hard for solutions that fit us (and save us money!). He is personable and passionate about what he does.

    I have worked with Rob over the past several years. He has a deep knowledge of the industry and the nuances of our needs.

    He digs hard for solutions that fit us (and save us money!). He is personable and passionate about what he does.

    I know he has many files, but he makes one feel like they’re the only one.

    Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

    Kevin Unger

    Client since 2007

  • Switching to TRG is among the best business decisions I’ve made in my 16 years at Atira. TRG rocks!

    Rob is extremely helpful, expert in his field, always accessible and super friendly. He has managed to provide direction and advice that has kept our benefits’ costs reasonable, despite the fact we have significant health challenges among our staff. Years later our benefits plan is still less expensive and more robust than our original package

    In more than 10 years working together, I cannot think of a single instance when we have been dissatisfied with Rob or the services he/TRG provides.

    On a scale of 1 – 10 I give Rob an 11. He is that good at what he does.

    Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

    Switching to TRG is among the best business decisions I’ve made in my 16 years at Atira. TRG rocks!

    Janice Abbott
    Executive Director
    Atira Women’s Resource Society

    Client since 2002

  • Robert is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the group insurance business and related services

    The Vancouver Police Union has been working with Robert Taylor and TRG Group Benefits since 1996. Robert provides all services related to the group insurance needs of the Vancouver Police Union and its membership. This includes group life insurance and long term disability benefits.

    Robert is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the group insurance business and related services and keeps us well informed of the ever changing improvements in the industry. This ensures we are always providing the most appropriate and cost effective insurance services to our members.From a service perspective, Robert is very accessible by either direct telephone contact or email correspondence. We are most impressed by his quick response for our many service requests, receiving resolutions or expert advice to our diverse requests in a very timely fashion.

    Robert Taylor and TRG Group Benefits are valued benefits consultants with the Vancouver Police Union working collaboratively with us to meet all our current benefits needs while keeping us well informed of any future developments in the industry.

    Tom Stamatakis
    President
    Vancouver Police Union

    Client since 1996

  • I would not hesitate to recommend Rob or TRG to anyone.

    Rob Taylor of TRG has always provided Timberline Natural Resource Group with sound advice that has consistently boosted value to our benefits program for our employees with a keen focus on maintaining reasonable cost for us from year to year.

    Additionally, the changes they have recommended have also got us off the bi-annual “shopping trips” for new benefit carriers that were very typical before we met Rob.

    In short, I would not hesitate to recommend Rob or TRG to anyone as I am confident that Rob would be able to deliver their clients with the best value for their benefit dollars spent.

    Our employees enjoy and thrive on their expertise; they wouldn’t think twice to call on TRG if they have any queries about their benefits.

    Darrell Kure, CGA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Timberline Natural Resources

  • I appreciate all that the TRG team has done for us over the years and I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You.

    Twelve years ago, I took a chance on TRG to make our benefits package better.

    Here we are, over a decade later, and our benefits plan is in fact far superior to what we had before by being reliable and user friendly for all our employees to enjoy.

    Switching to RWAM and adding the formulary plan has saved us thousands over the years. 

    Being competitive in such a tight employer market makes us a better employer.

    I appreciate all that the TRG team has done for us over the years and I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You.

    Karen Sabourin
    Director, Human Resources
    Helijet International Inc.

    Client since 2004

  • He has a great team working with him and, frankly, has a lot of smarts that he brings to the table.

    I have the opportunity to work with many professionals in the financial services arena, including numerous benefits consultants. An while there are thousands of benefits consultants in the country, Rob stands out for a couple of reasons worth noting. The first is that he Consults. Rob doesn’t broker, he doesn’t “agent”, he doesn’t play nickel-and-dime games, and he doesn’t just drive around aimlessly looking for clients. What he does is consult.

    He actually takes the time to understand his clients’ worlds, their priorities, the macro-issues impacting them and the specific pebble-in-the-shoe that might be affecting them, and then begins to design solutions. He has a great team working with him and, frankly, has a lot of smarts that he brings to the table. So, in a space where many people like to say they are consultants, Rob actually is one. The second thing worth noting is Rob’s approach. Quite simply, he has an intense (not scary), can-do attitude.

    Napoleon Hill said that, of the 12 enduring riches, the first is a positive mental attitude. Rob has that. No, he’s not a rose-coloured-glasses guy or out of touch in some way. It’s actually quite the opposite. He has such a commitment to seeing his clients get what serves them, their business and their employees that he gets passionate about it and is actively involved in making it happen.

    In a world of “most features for lowest price” Rob elevates the conversation, deepens the understanding and expands the result. Refreshing.

    Chris Venn
    Business Advisor & President
    Venn Advisory

    (Business Partner) - was a consultant or contractor to Rob

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ROB'S LATEST BLOG

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Drug Management – Part 1 of 2

By Rob Taylor on July 23, 2013

Strategizing about Mental Health

By Rob Taylor on April 5, 2013

Drug Management

By Rob Taylor on September 10, 2012

The Future of You

By Rob Taylor on May 30, 2012

GET IN TOUCH WITH ROB

Learn how Rob can help with your group benefits.

Phone 604.714.4410, email rtaylor@trggroup.com or send a message.

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