Group Benefits Plan Marketing Review 2019-2020

An RFP process was initiated in the fall of 2019 with submitted proposals received from several group benefit carriers in January 2020.

UBCM is pleased to announce that Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) has been chosen as the preferred proponent in the UBCM Group Benefits Plan Marketing Review.  The continuation of our longstanding relationship builds on 36 years of valued partnership and collaborative efforts in delivering benefits to our member local governments and affiliated associations.   While the carrier isn’t changing, the way we work together to serve our members’ needs will be.

The marketing exercise provided the opportunity to ensure that the insurance carrier to the UBCM Group Benefits Plan provides value, excellence in customer service, service level improvements and future rate stability.  It also ensures that the chosen carrier understands and is committed to meeting the requirements of a “Service Agreement” and the development and implementation of a strong governance model to protect and guarantee the Plan’s sustainability into the future.

Negotiated savings, agreements on improved service levels and lack of disruption resulted in the decision to stay with PBC. Over the coming months UBCM will be working with PBC to enhance the services received based on the feedback we received at the onset of the marketing process.

While the carrier isn’t changing, the way we work together to serve our members’ needs will be.

An announcement was sent out to members of the UBCM Group Benefits Plan on April 17th, 2020 which included some more details if you wanted more information you can find it here.

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss this initiative further, please contact:

Anna Wijesinghe

Manager, Member & Association Services

phone: 604-270-8226 ext 111

amwijesinghe@ubcm.ca                                           

Kathleen Spalek, CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer

phone: 604-270-8226 ext 102

kspalek@ubcm.ca

                                                        
                                                                                   

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