A Guide to Group Insurance Benefits and Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada

A Guide to Group Insurance Benefits and Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada

COVID-19 has precipitated an unprecedented healthcare crisis in Canada and around the world. Business owners and human resources professionals have many questions about providing group insurance benefits in these difficult times. 

Group Enroll is here to help. We’re an insurance broker that helps Canadian businesses like yours choose the group insurance that best suits their needs to reassure current employees and attract new talent.

We provide quotes from Canada’s top insurance providers to help you get the coverage to protect your team at a fair cost.

Our brokers are always prepared to help find the best group insurance benefits. Still, we understand that you might need specific help in planning group benefits to account for hospitalizations, disability, and critical illness related to COVID-19 exposure amidst the pandemic. 

As you deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine, please know that we also work with companies and insurance providers to find coverage to manage things like advance prescription medication purchases, travel insurance, and more.

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Find an Insurance Provider with the Best Group Benefits for your Business

We provide quotes from multiple insurers to ensure that you obtain the correct type and amount of coverage at the best price. Some of the insurance companies we work with include:


The coronavirus pandemic is forcing many employers to make difficult decisions. If you haven’t done so already, now is an excellent time to review your insurance coverage and ask for help. You may try to negotiate a new contract that includes waivers to account for coronavirus, but remember that your existing insurance plan is a legal document, so changing it requires legal consent from you and your provider. 

As you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, you must weigh your business needs, and your employees’ needs against the types of coverage offered to make a realistic but satisfying group insurance decision. This page’s information will provide everything you need to know to select an insurance policy to fit your group and address COVID-19 health questions.

At Group Enroll, we’re here to help you find competitive quotes to provide your employees with group benefits. If you’re new to group benefits, we can help you start on the right foot. Even if you have provided group coverage for your employees for decades, take advantage of our experience and relationships within the insurance industry to negotiate for a better group plan.

What Group Insurance Products Should My Business Consider?

Extended Health Care

Group Dental Insurance

Group Disability Insurance

Group Life Insurance

Group Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Health Care Spending Account


Major Group Insurance Plan Providers’ COVID-19 Resources

Group Enroll’s partners are looking to healthcare solutions now, in particular, since businesses are grappling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. 

Even if you thoroughly reviewed your healthcare coverage before purchasing a plan before the pandemic, it may be worth seeing how coverage is changing. Insurance providers are now providing new and different services to attract and retain clients weathering the pandemic.

To find the most appropriate coverage for your employees, we recommend that you review the policies of the insurance companies that we work with here at Group Enroll. Insurance providers have been modifying plans rapidly, so it’s good to stay apprised of the current group health care landscape. 

Luckily, many insurance companies provide information online, so you can do some research before contacting us for quotes to compare plans. You may refer to the insurance providers’ online resources listed below as you consider which group insurance plan is right for your company and your employees.


Green Shield Canada

Empire Life Insurance

Blue Cross


IA Financial

Equitable Life Insurance

Beneva (SSQ) Insurance

Sun Life

The Co-operators Group Insurance

RBC Insurance

How Group Enroll Can Help You Select an Appropriate Plan Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns

As an insurance broker, Group Enroll does not provide coverage, but we can make it easier to select the right plan for your group. We’ve helped many Canadian companies procure affordable group coverage, and we realize that the coronavirus pandemic may have made you reconsider your current coverage. 

If you are looking to purchase a different plan or an additional plan, we can help. Even if you like your current coverage, we may be able to help you find similar group benefits at a reduced cost.

To start obtaining quotes, fill out the quote form on our website. Our quote form is short and will request basic information such as the number of your employees, your province, and whether you currently have insurance.

As an online company, reaching us through our website is the most convenient way to get in touch. You can discover new group benefits from the comfort and safety of your home or office.

After we’ve received your group benefits quote form, one of our experienced professionals will call or email you back for a brief conversation to collect any additional relevant information. This call will likely only take five to ten minutes.

After that, we’ll send your information to providers that match your needs. We generally seek out quotes from at least five to ten different providers.

Within two or three business days, we’ll send you a range of quotes, and you can review them to decide which one best suits your group’s needs.

Contact Group Enroll Today

The healthcare and insurance industries have changed to adapt to the current COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine measures, and travel restrictions. A group insurance policy that once fit your business may no longer be adequate or appropriate. If you’re looking for a new policy, let our team make sure you get the most competitive quotes.

During this time of healthcare uncertainty, at Group Enroll, we want to help your business provide employees with the right insurance coverage. Fill out our quick online form to receive competitive group benefits quotes from top insurance providers.