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Maximum Benefit is Johnston Group’s large group benefit solution for companies with 25 or more employees.
Johnston Group is a Third Party Administrator (TPA) providing group benefit services to 30,000 businesses and their employees from coast to coast. With over $500 million in premiums under our administration, and over 30 years of experience, Johnston Group's strength lies in its administrative capabilities. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, our staff of approximately 200:

  • issue 3,000 new group cases a year;
  • field 26,000 calls monthly from advisors, employers and employees; and
  • process over 3,000 health and dental claims on a typical day.

Johnston Group is proud to be a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, having been recognized every year since 2001. This is the country’s leading business awards program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's School of Business, and it recognizes excellence in privately-owned and managed Canadian companies.

best managed logo As one of Canada's leading TPA's we're able to offer the flexibility of combining many benefits with the simplicity of dealing with just one company, all the while giving you control and cost stability.

Our programs put companies back in charge of their employee benefit plans.

Our Team

Our staff of over 200 dedicated employees address the group benefit needs of 190,000 employees and their families, from inquiries to daily administration and claim payment.

The strength of any organization lies with its people. Our staff has over 2,000 combined years of service in marketing, distributing and administrating employee benefit programs. Integrity, respect, and professionalism, along with a strong desire to strive for excellence, means that our clients can expect exceptional service and a positive experience each time they contact Johnston Group. But don’t just take our word for it.

  • Kathy from Edmonton says: "Your staff is always professional, approachable, and very kind EVERY time I need assistance. Thank You!"
  • Vincent from Regina says: "Believe me, it's a great lift to know there is a caring and helpful voice on the other end of the line."
  • Stephen from Nanaimo commented: "If you work half as hard for other clients as you have for me your company must be very proud."
  • Thanks for your feedback, we are proud! Our team has a reputation for being consistently friendly, caring and helpful to our customers.


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Johnston Group is affiliated with Payworks, which provides online payroll services, time management, and human resource solutions to businesses across Canada. Their satisfied clients rely on Payworks’ fast, flexible and efficient payroll software, helpful professional advice, and personalized customer support.

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Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

Johnston Group also administers the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®, Canada's #1 group benefit plan for small businesses. The Chambers Plan offers a wide range of fully insured products for groups with 1-35 employees.

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JG Benefits Inc.

We are also very proud to introduce JG Benefits Inc.(formerly MGI Financial) to the Johnston Group family. JG Benefits administers traditional and association group and pension business, specializing in benefit programs for First Nations organizations through the CINUP association program.

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Third Party Administrators Association of Canada (TPACC)

Johnston Group’s leadership in the industry extends beyond the products and services we provide. Johnston Group is one of the founding members of the Third Party Administrators Association of Canada (TPACC). TPAAC’s mission is to not only improve communication among industry participants, their customers and consumers, but more importantly to establish guidelines and a code of professional conduct for our industry to protect the trust organizations place in us.

Our Commitment


logo united way Johnston Group believes strongly in our people and our community. As a company we are supporters of health organizations, numerous arts groups, university and colleges, as well as amateur athletics in the city of Winnipeg. Our organization encourages staff volunteerism and community service. This caring is reflected by our employees who have volunteered their time and efforts on various charitable boards and foundations. Johnston Group and our employees also support the United Way in many ways. We have participated in and provided financial support to the Loaned Rep program, we send employees to volunteer in the Day of Caring, participate in the corporate Campaign Week, and have many fundraising campaigns within the office throughout the year. We are included on the United Way of Winnipeg’s top 50 corporate employee campaigns and have been awarded the United Way’s Campaign Chair Award for outstanding commitment to community.

But enough about us. Let’s talk about you. You need to experience the savings and control that self-funding offers. You need flexibility as well as stability. You need to be working with a company that cares about you and your business. You need to know there’s always going to be a person at the other end of the line, helping you with what we do best, so you can do what you do best. You need Maximum Benefit.

Contact a Maximum Benefit Advisor to start the conversation.