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Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd.

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Who We Are

Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd. specializes in designing, implementing and servicing comprehensive employee benefit programs for organizations in South Eastern Ontario. With over 30 years of combined experience, we are able to tailor a program that meets your needs as a business owner, and the needs of your employees. We are a family owned business with our head office located in Kingston, Ontario.


Our Services

Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd. is a Kingston, Ontario firm specializing in employee benefit
programs and tax-effective compensation strategies. Our clients include successful entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Once we uncover our client’s unique needs, we then develop, implement and service all aspects of their employee benefits and employee retirement programs. As independent brokers we search the marketplace for the most appropriate products and use creative solutions to meet each client's specific needs. Strategic Benefits’ ongoing service ensures that as our client's business grows and changes, their benefit program evolves to meet those needs.

We are proud members: of The Benefits Alliance Group, Canada’s leading association of independent benefits advisors; the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce; Advocis; Kingston Construction Association.

In 2009, Strategic Benefits was proud to be awarded the exclusive representation of the Group Employee Benefits Program for member companies of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. This program is delivered through a unique partnership of the Chamber, Empire Life and Strategic Benefits.

Working for You

  • We provide our clients with the following services:
  • Benefit Program Reviews (including plan design; utilization and financial analysis; provider analysis)
  • Healthcare Spending Accounts
  • Cost Plus
  • Self Funded Delivery / Administrative Services Only (ASO) programs
  • Expatriate Programs
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs
  • Best Doctors
  • Medical Access Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Executive Disability Programs
  • Disability Top Up Insurance
  • Key Person Insurance
  • Buy Sell Arrangements Insurance
  • Employee Benefit Satisfaction Surveys
  • Employee Cost of Compensation Communications
  • Benefits Communications
  • Group Retirement Savings Plans

Your Creative Consultants 


opera 2017 11 02 15 46 30Debra Dobing

Owner & Employee Benefits Consultant

Debra is the Owner of Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd. A specialist in the employee benefits field since 2005, Debra was first introduced to employee benefits in 2003, as the Senior Executive Assistant for Canada’s leading International Brokerage House. Seeking to expand her knowledge of the financial industry, Debra went on to work with a leading Canadian insurance carrier where she was able to combine her strong client service background with her desire to assist Canadians with their insurance needs. It was here that Debra found her true passion.

In 2005, Debra began consulting for the largest brokerage firm in Western Canada specializing in group benefits. Her expertise grew and now extends to developing comprehensive employee benefit programs, including options for alternative funding, provider selection administration and communications.

Since returning home to Kingston in 2007, Debra has been working with King Benefits Consulting as an employee benefits consultant, and has had the privilege of working closely with the community. Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd was founded following the decision to retire by the president of King Benefits Consulting.

As a member of the Kingston Home Builders Association and the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Debra looks forward to continuing to assist organizations, entrepreneurs and employees with their financial protection for years to come.

Debra is a registered member of Advocis which is the largest professional membership association of financial advisors in Canada, 43 chapters across the country. She is the only local member of The Benefits Alliance Group leading national association of independent employer benefits advisors, representing 4000 employers. Debra is currently pursuing the Registered Health Underwriter designation (RHU).

Debra focuses on innovative client solutions. As a member of the Kingston community she is committed to providing outstanding local client service.


opera 2017 11 02 15 48 07Richard Dobing, GBA, CMS, HIA

Employee Benefits Consultant

Richard joins Strategic Benefits as an Employee Benefits Consultant. Richard has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry and has been a specialist in the benefits field since 1990. Richard previously held many management and sales positions for a major Canadian Insurance company.

Richard strongly believes that balancing the needs of the employer and the employee is the key to maintaining an effective benefits plan. His extensive knowledge of Group Insurance including alternative funding options; such as Administrative Services Only (ASO), Retention Accounting, Modified Retention and Health Spending Accounts, means he can assist you in developing the most cost effective plan for you and your employees.

Richard is focused on finding creative solutions to benefits planning and will work with your company to find opportunities to assist you in attracting and retaining the employees you will need to take you into the future.

Richard has a keen understanding of the benefits marketplace and is currently working toward his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation through The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Programs (IFEBP) through Dalhousie University.





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Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street, Kingston ON K7L 3N6 P 613 507.4400 F 613 507.4401 www.strategicins.ca



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