With offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Kitchener, Markham, Edmonton, Calgary, Saint John (NB) and Vancouver, AGA Benefit Solutions has more than 200 employees fully dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Our seasoned team works for your best interest, simplifies your life and provides you with courteous, efficient and attentive service.
Get to Know Some of Our Executives:
Martin Papillon is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and holds an MBA from HEC Montréal. Throughout his career, he has been working in the group insurance and retirement sector. Before joining AGA in 2013, he held advisory and senior management positions with world-class consulting actuarial firms.
In various senior leadership roles, Ed Hofstede has reshaped companies through focus on a differentiated customer experience for plan sponsors and their employees. Embracing technology, Ed aims to deliver not only best-in-class benefit solutions, but healthy, engaged, loyal, and productive employees for our clients.
Ed is a passionate and active advocate for workplace and youth mental health initiatives.
Ed holds an Honours degree in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University and is an active member of CALU and TPAAC.
Nathalie Laporte has spent most of her career in employee benefits, including 15 years with Desjardins Insurance as Vice-President, Development, Marketing and Strategy for groups and businesses. During the past four years, she worked in pharma at Pfizer Canada as Senior Manager responsible for client relations and partnerships with private insurers. She was also a Board Member of the Quebec Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation (QDIPC) and the Canadian Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation (CDIPC). Nathalie holds a Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Science from Université Laval and a Master’s Degree in Finance from HEC Montréal, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).
Holder of a Bachelor Degree from Université Laval and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University, Martin Bédard has more than 20 years of experience in group insurance, as senior executive on the insurer side, responsible for national business development through various networks (brokerage, MGAs, TPA, TPP and direct), in charge of developing traditional group insurance products, individual conversion products and credit insurance products, as well as implementing client experience. Drawing from his background in team sports, he firmly believes that an innovative organization that cares about its clients and partners must include people with similar values and complementary talents, where valuing everyone’s ideas makes for a better team.
Massimo Nini is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and holds a Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Science from Concordia University. Prior to joining AGA, he held leadership positions with firms operating in the employee benefits consulting and the accident & health reinsurance space. Over the years, he has provided actuarial, retirement and benefits consulting services to organizations of various sizes, including large pan-Canadian and international organizations. He a is member of the CIA’s Health Committee and is a licensed insurance agent in Ontario, Quebec and other provinces across Canada.
With close to 30 years of experience in group insurance, both on the third-party payer/administrator and insurers' sides, Isabelle Gauvin is certainly considered an expert in her field. Attentive to the needs of our employees and committed to providing them with a healthy and motivating environment, Isabelle leads the administration, claims and customer service operations, while seeking to ensure the best client experience to all our members and administrators, in cooperation with her teams.
Todd Rappitt has been working in group insurance since 1996, providing innovative solutions and outsourcing of benefit programs for a variety of clients. Todd has extensive experience working with Multi-Employer Trusts, ELHTs, Casual Workforces, and Flexible Benefit Plans. His undergraduate studies were completed at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he received his Honors Bachelor of Business Administration. He currently is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), holds his Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Master of Trust Management Standards (MTMS)