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What We Do

Benefit Innovations Inc. is an employee benefit consulting and brokerage firm. Our sole goal is to build long-term client relationships by providing a single service of innovative employee benefit solutions backed by superior client care. Our client relationships have flourished for over 25 years with this approach.

We specialize in combining best in class solutions from multiple providers into custom programs with a single administrative platform. We have extensive expertise with small and large private and public companies, non profits and associations in both union and non union environments. While many of our clients have 25 to 500 or more employees, we can assist firms with 1 or more individuals.

As benefit consultants and brokers we help organizations throughout British Columbia with benefits from all major insurers. Benefit Innovations is a GroupHEALTH Global partner and Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance advisor.


Our Team


Steve BesleyPresident
Steve is co-founder and President and has been assisting clients with their insurance and employee benefit needs for over 25 years.  He helps clients identify their plan objectives and solve benefit challenges from initial design throughout the life of their plan.

Chris WilliamsVice President
Chris is co-founder and Vice President with extensive experience as a benefits underwriter at Mutual Life and as western regional underwriter at Manulife. She has been managing corporate finance, technology and special projects for over 23 years.

Michelle MartelManager Client Support
Michelle has been in the insurance and financial services industry for over 7 years.  Michelle provides plan administrator support, education and training. She assists clients with claims inquiries and education to fully utilize their employee benefit plan.  



Loretta McDonaldEmployee Benefits Specialist
Loretta has 25 years experience providing exceptional client service in the financial services industry.  She has a passion for supporting clients to maximize their experience and satisfaction.

Brooke BesleyAccounting Intern
Brooke is a fourth year university student studying at the UBC Sauder School of Business.  She has managed key projects during her work terms including several major accounting projects.



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