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Cost-Saving Programs

Cost-Saving Programs

Get access to cost-saving programs and benefits as a WRLA member. From group insurance to special shipping and freight offers to mental health and wellness, WRLA cares for your wellbeing and success.


WRLA Group Property Insurance & WRLA Employee Insurance Benefit Plan  

WRLA gives members access to group property and employee benefit plans. We understand that small and medium businesses may not have the same buying power for optimal insurance plans that large corporations do. Well-developed employee benefit plans are a key factor in attracting and retaining quality staff.

No matter the size of your business, your WRLA membership gives you access to a variety of options for property and employee insurance benefits plans.

Health & Dental

Effective September 1, 2020, WRLA is changing insurance providers to give you and your employees more offerings, services and flexibility. We are now partnered with Canada Life and PIB Insurance to bring you employee health and dental benefits that are designed specifically for WRLA members. PIB offers a full range of benefits and plans that can be customized to fit your budget and the needs of your employees. And they can group multiple insurance providers in different ways to craft a plan that is unique to you and your company.

A few of the benefits include:

  • pay direct drug card for all employees
  • dental claims paid in “real time”
  • $5 million out-of-country coverage for all actively working employees

Plus, we negotiated an 8% savings!

For more information, contact Martin Kent, director of group marketing at PIB at (780) 465-9188 or 1-888-350-2077, or emailmartin.kent@pib.com or visitpib.com.

Property Insurance

Members receive preferred rates, coverage enhancements and discounts of up to 40% off your home insurance.

  • Competitive insurance premiums through the power of group purchasing
  • Other discounts, subject to qualification
  • Convenient payment options, including automatic monthly account withdrawals
  • Quick, efficient claims settlement
  • No interruption of your coverage

To avoid penalties for mid-term cancellations, we arrange your coverage so that as your existing policy expires, your Group policy begins immediately.

Cherry Insurance Ltd. is the brokerage of choice for the WRLA property & liability insurance program. As a WRLA member, you will receive exclusive rates at no additional cost, enhanced coverage extensions and dedicated service from a Cherry Insurance broker.

  • Exclusive coverage extensions at no extra cost
  • Exclusive rates and membership discounts
  • Disappearing deductible for losses exceeding $25,000
  • Dedicated claims service and support
  • Comprehensive liability coverage to meet the needs of all business operations
  • Single-point-of-contact for claims support, service, and information on the coverage that's right for you

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM CHERRY INSURANCE

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Additional Insurance, Travel & Communication Programs  

Current WRLA Members and their employees can take advantage of these cost-saving benefit programs offered through HUB International:

  • Car rental, hotels and vacation savings
  • Home savings
  • Health savings
  • Additional insurance and related services

Perks Program Details

Like what you see? Are you looking for other benefit programs? Get in touch with us.
Contact membership@wrla.org to submit your feedback.

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Deferred Profit Sharing Plan  

Deferred Profit Sharing Plans permit employees to share in their company’s success through employer contributions. This tax-saving strategy better protects your business and rewards your employees.

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UPS  

WRLA members can take advantage of competitive rates on shipping services with the UPS Members Benefit Program. We’re excited to share this opportunity with you and enhance our members’ savings through UPS.

Small Packages Services

  • 50% off small package shipments within Canada, U.S. and to worldwide destinations
  • 50% off imports into Canada
  • 30% off brokerage entry preparation fees
  • FREE Automatic Daily Pickup® (weekly service charge waived)
  • FREE UPS On-Call Pickup® services
  • FREE UPS Access Point locations within Canada
  • Ship to a UPS Access® Point Location Service - Within Canada = 100% waiver (NEW) 

Freight Services

  • Savings start at 75% off heavyweight (over 150 lb.) LTL shipments 
  • FREE Freight Collect 3rd Party service (Surcharge waived)
UPS is committed to providing value that goes beyond cost and on-time delivery. Customized solutions and reliable services for shipping, tracking and billing drive greater efficiency and streamline internal processes.

You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. It’s free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. To enroll and start saving, call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or click here.

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Commercial Gas Cards - Petro-Canada SuperPass  

High-security cards offer choices between single and multi-user and vehicle or station-assigned cards. SuperPasses offer discounts on gasoline and diesel credit card purchases, a graded-pricing system benefitting high volume users, flexible invoicing and payment options.

WRLA SuperPass Application Form
WRLA SuperPass Information

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Business Services  

Save on a variety of business and management services to strengthen and grow your company and sales. 

Clarity Coaching

Save 10% on in-person or online coaching and team development services, including personality profiling, team building workshops and professional speaking. Contact Jolene Watson at 306-220-0739 or jolenewatson@live.com.

Dooley PR & Marketing

Save 25% on communication services. Plus, enjoy a free introductory consultation on your digital marketing/communications strategy. Contact Adam Dooley at 204-415-0688 or adam@dooleypr.com.

Glow Leadership

Register for the online leadership development program ($48/month) and receive a complimentary introductory coaching call to discuss your specific needs and challenges. Contact Diane Taylor at diane@glowleadership.com or visit glowleadership.com

Shopify

Try Shopify for free for 90 days and get your business online easily and quickly. Learn more.

Strategic Charm Boutique

Save on social media marketing, content and strategy support. Contact Charmaine Jennings at charmaine@strategiccharmboutique.com.

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