OK Tire chooses GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions to provide new employee benefits plan

OK Tire Stores Inc. chose GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions to provide their employee benefits plan.

Online PR News – 22-January-2014 – Surrey, B.C. – Surrey, B.C. – OK Tire Stores Inc. chose GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions to provide their employee benefits plan, GroupHEALTH CEO Matt Houghton announced today. The plan will roll out on February 1, 2014 to over 450 employees.

GroupHEALTH North, a GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions Advisor Partner from Prince George, worked in consultation with OK Tire to develop a custom-designed plan that met the specific requirements of the employees. Said Robert Downs, President & CEO of OK Tire: “I am very pleased with the professional, consultative approach and the extensive benefit package that we are able to offer our employees and associates.”

Said GroupHEALTH’s Houghton: “OK Tire is an excellent example of how our Advisor Partner’s work with companies to identify their group insurance needs and build an employee benefits plan tailored to them.” He added: “With OK Tire, GroupHEALTH developed a streamlined approach to administration through proprietary software and the local partner service to significantly decrease the administration process for OK Tire, saving them time and money. It’s all about meeting the client needs in a sustainable fashion.”

Founded in 1953 in Vancouver, B.C., OK Tire Stores Inc. has grown to 296 Franchise Tire and Auto Service locations from coast to coast with a dedicated distribution network in each province. Including the recently announced strategic alliance with Pneus Supérieurs, the OK Tire network of dealer-owned and operated outlets represents more than 400 locations throughout Canada supported by 15 distribution centres, positioning the organization as one of the largest in North America.

Founded in a basement in Prince George, B.C., in 1982, GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions (www.grouphealth.ca) now has more than 150 staff members in offices in Surrey, British Columbia and Barrie, Ontario. They insure more than 2,500 client organizations across Canada in both the public and private sectors, supporting more than 250,000 Canadians with their employee benefits plans and group insurance. GroupHEALTH is differentiated by its singular focus on delivering client solutions that prioritize cost containment and value adds to ensure long-term benefit program sustainability. This combination helps employers to cost-effectively take care of their employees.


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