A wide range of expertise to help overcome challenges
As professional risk consultants we practice a strategic and purposeful approach to the development and implementation of a client’s risk management and insurance program.
INNOVATION ♦ RISK MITIGATION ♦ COST CONTAINMENT
Staying ahead of the curve! As a strategic partner to our clients The JDB Group plays an essential role in ensuring that the necessary steps and protocols are in place to handle the periodic hurdles that all companies and HR groups will face. Whether dealing with escalating drug and disability claims, gathering powerful negotiating tools through the use of audits and actuarial services, or simply dealing with demanding employee issues, our role is to provide the necessary assistance. This assistance can be in the form of consultation, or as frequently happens, it can be outsourced to the trained professionals at JDB.
We work with you to develop a workplace wellness program design to address your specific needs: Assess current wellness situation and identify wellness gaps, create a detailed plan with measurable goals and assist in the implementation.
Working with a Disability Manager, we strive for early intervention to ensure that appropriate, timely attention is given to each individual case. Elements of this approach may include contacting employee within 2 days of notification, home / phone visits, working with medical practitioners to develop modified / early return to work programs.
Risk management and risk acceptance are not always clearly defined in employee benefits plans. What portion of employee benefits risk is your organization currently accepting? What is appropriate for your group? With more than 30 years’ experience in underwriting and financing of employee benefits plans our experts will design programs that suit your needs for now - and in the future.
An Employee Assistance Plan generally provides services in the areas of crisis prevention (e.g. counselling services), outpatient services (e.g., assessment, diagnosis, information, education and ongoing treatment), and inpatient services (e.g. hospital care, home care) and self-help groups.
What our clients say
We have been using the services of the SBM team for over 12 years. They assisted in re-designing our benefits strategy, managed all contract negotiations and implemented the new program. In working with them it was evident that the team at SBM have a keen understanding of the need to balance competitive employee benefits and pension programs with cost effectiveness. We look forward to a continued relationship and partnership with them.
Gisèle Hébert – Executive Director
We are a not-for-profit, and so managing the balance between a compelling benefits package that will help attract and retain great talent and the control of the associated costs is key to our continued good work. For the past 3 years we have relied on the team at JDB to provide guidance as our plans change, and to lead the negotiations with the insurance carriers to ensure we arrive at a fair arrangement. They are a key contributor to our success!”
John Gerrard, CEO