Ehren CoxConsultant

    BComm, GBA, RPA, CEBS
    Ehren got his start as a Disability Case Manager at Great West Life Assurance Co. There he managed an existing caseload of short-term and long-term disability claims, and was chiefly responsible in developing plans to achieve the full recovery and return-to-work of his claimants.

    Ehren transitioned to an Account Executive role with Manulife Financial, initially handling a block of over 600 small business clients in Northern Alberta. In this role Ehren gained multiple years of experience quoting, presenting, administering, and renewing a full range of benefits (including Life, Optional Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Extended Health Care, Dental, Critical Illness, and Employee and Family Assistance Programs). In the Small Business role, a large part of his work consisted of being an educator to less knowledgeable benefit consultants and benefit plan clients.

    Ehren regularly helped his clients and consultants (advisors) by:

    • Reviewing client plan designs and proposing amendments to ensure plans were competitive in the labor market and maintained acceptable price points.
    • Completing full reviews of plan benefits and presenting the results along with annual renewals
    • Preparing monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual experience reports
    • Developing informative newsletters regarding industry and legislative developments
    • Acting as primary contact regarding all client questions

    Due to his years of experience in disability claims management, Ehren developed a reputation as an expert in all matters related to disability and was frequently used as a general resource by his clients for disability and related human resources questions.

    Ehren was recognized by Manulife Financial as the #1 Canadian Alpha Account Executive two years in a row, in 2012 and 2013.

    Eventually Ehren became the sole Edmonton Account Executive responsible for all Large and Corporate sized New Business in Northern Alberta and the Territories. This gained him additional years of experience in unique products reserved for large business such as: Executive Long Term Disability, Absence Management Services, Short Term Disability Adjudication Services, Health Risk Assessment campaigns, Mental Health Management training, Health Management Services, Drug Formulary programs, Expatriate Solutions, International Solutions, Provincial Plan Replacement, and Trip Cancellation. This market also gave him experience determining appropriate funding methods for various clients and setting benefit rates for Refund Accounted and Self Insured plans.

    Ehren is a member of the Edmonton Chapter of Advocis as well as the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute.