About Us

We’re on a mission to help working Canadians, promote and protect their health, wealth, and happiness by delivering benefits by design.

OUR MISSION

Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. is on a mission to help working Canadians promote and protect their health, wealth, and happiness by delivering employee benefits by design.

What We Do

There is something very distinctive and descriptive about the name Benefits by Design. It showcases our tremendous expertise in the benefits space and our incredible amount of plan design options because of our capabilities as a Third Party Administrator.

While we refer to ourselves as BBD, BBD is who we are – not what we do. What we do for customers is one thing: benefits by design (and we do that really well!).

When we provide benefit programs for working Canadians, we suggest that they consider their Health, Wealth, and Happiness. An employee that is healthy, wealthy, and happy is far more likely to be productive and engaged and feel supported by their employer.

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Why Choose Benefits by Design?

A Canadian Success Story

With more than twenty years in the group insurance industry, BBD is a trusted provider to more than 46,000 working Canadians from 4,500+ Canadian businesses.

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Solutions for Any Sized Business

Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SME)s are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and with our origins as a SME ourselves, we know the struggles they face. That’s why BBD has products specifically for SMEs, with cost-containment and flexibility built right in.

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Focused on Plan Sustainability

An employee benefits plan will naturally grow and change over time. BBD builds and prices employee benefits plans with long-term sustainability in mind, rather than pricing to attract and then increasing rates when it’s time to renew.

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Benefits Administration Experts

As a Third Party Administrator (TPA), BBD will help you set up, maintain, adjust, and successfully run your employee benefits plan. Through secure, online benefits administration platforms and online enrollment, benefits administration has never been so easy!

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Best-in-Class Suppliers

BBD chooses supplier partners that share our philosophy around creating sustainable employee benefit plans designed to protect Canadian employers and their plan members’ health, wealth, and happiness.

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Green and Socially Responsible

From paperless invoices, a focus on online services and statements, to volunteering and community cleanup, BBD helps the communities we work in succeed and thrive.

Values

Together. Adapt. Grow

A set of simple values underpins everything we do at BBD. Internally and externally we focus on TAG: TOGETHER, we ADAPT, and GROW.

Our History

  • BBD Port Coquitlam Office 1996

    1996

    BBD is acquired by the current owners. BBD opens its doors in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

  • Phone in the first BBD Kingston office

    2001

    BBD goes national, celebrating its first Ontario office location in Kingston.

  • BBD Logo

    2007

    The black and yellow corporate colours are born. Boston Bruins jokes ensue!

  • 2009 Workplace Award

    2009

    BBD wins its first workplace award and opens its second Ontario office location in Toronto.

  • Nomad Benefit Administration Made Easy

    2014

    BBD brings benefits administration to the masses through Nomad, our online administration portal.

  • BBD celebrates 20 years with roaring twenties theme

    2016

    BBD celebrates 20 years in style.

  • New Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc logo

    2020

    BBD launches our new brand.

  • Woolen Mill in Kingston with rainbow over it

    2021

    BBD had big plans for 2021. Stay tuned!

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At BBD, we embody a poem by Christopher Logue called ‘Come to the Edge.’ I think it says so much about our people and how we believe in them. We are going to challenge you, but it’s because we believe you can fly. Enjoy the journey.

Ron Southward

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