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Manion partners with GroupHEALTH

For Immediate Release  –  June 7, 2016

Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd. partners with

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions®

Surrey, British Columbia – GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® and Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd., two of Canada’s largest and most respected independent benefits providers, have joined forces, with GroupHEALTH making an investment in the successful Toronto-based Third Party Administrator.

GroupHEALTH invested in Manion because of Manion’s established position, its reputation for superior customer service, growth potential, its domain expertise in the multi-employer and corporate markets, and its unique proprietary technology. Together, both organizations will now enjoy an enhanced national presence, and be able to offer more innovative solutions to new and existing clients.

Said Matt Houghton, CEO of GroupHEALTH: “We saw an exceptional opportunity to partner with Manion. They have a stellar reputation in the industry and, along with opportunity for growth, their company culture and values were consistent with ours. This is a company made up of skilled professionals who care about doing the best for their clients.”

Mike Neheli, President of Manion commented: “GroupHEALTH is differentiated in our industry by its singular focus on delivering client solutions that prioritize cost-containment, value-adds and exceptional client service to ensure long-term benefit program sustainability. Partnering with GroupHEALTH will make Manion a better organization. GroupHEALTH will help us grow our business. We will be keeping the service culture as the backbone of who we are and the foundation of our success.”

There are no plans for staffing changes or layoffs as a result of GroupHEALTH’s investment. Manion will continue to operate as an independent brand and company, with the support of GroupHEALTH. Manion’s principals, Mike Neheli, Greg Manion, Mary Claire Ranieri and Lisa Watt, along with the Senior Leadership Team and staff, will remain the same.

For the past 44 years, Manion (, an independently-owned Canadian firm, has provided third-party benefits administration, payments and consulting services. With 115 staff members, the Manion team is able to tackle even the most complex projects. They know how to streamline the administration of an organization’s pension and health benefits programs to deliver the highest value for their Clients.

Founded in 1982 in Prince George, B.C., GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions® ( now has more than 250 staff members in offices in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; and Barrie, Ontario. They insure more than 3,700 client organizations across Canada in both the public and private sectors, supporting more than 320,000 Canadians.


For more information or an interview with GroupHEALTH CEO Matt Houghton or Manion President Mike Neheli, please contact Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies at: or 604-886-1788.

We Care, You Benefit.