If ever there was a name that suited a business, it’s Sterling Capital. Sterling means “excellent” or “valuable,” and the farm benefit plans from this company are all of that and more. As Canada’s largest independent brokerage firm, Sterling has devised a creative means to save customers money on their benefit plans. This unique, groundbreaking approach aggregates companies into a single large group, so a one-person business can offer the same benefits as a 1,000-person corporation. Sterling handles all the administration on its end, and since it has found a way to reduce administrative costs that insurance companies bear on a policy, they can pass those savings on to the customer. Also, while it normally takes two months to acquire group benefits, Sterling Capital can do it for you in two weeks.
A System that Really Clicks
“Can’t anyone provide a benefit plan that is less cumbersome and complex?” You asked, and Sterling Capital answered. In the traditional benefit system, workers had to fill out complicated paper forms. The HR person transposed the form, and the employee then had to log in and wait for weeks to get a card in the mail. Then there is the Sterling Capital system: two clicks and you’re done.
Pick a Plan, any Plan
Once you select Sterling for benefits, your options are as broad as a barn. In its role as the “Costco of benefits,” it offers its 1,500 Canadian clients more than 300 plans options to suit every situation. If you’re a small farm on the Prairies that could never gain access to an unlimited drug plan, now you can. If you’re a business in Eastern Canada that never bothered with benefits because you didn’t understand them, now you will. At Sterling Capital, they take a technical topic and make it simple to work with.
Eyes on the Prize
For farmers who have always struggled with HR matters, Sterling has a simple solution: stop. Nobody knows your business like you, and no one knows benefits like Sterling Capital. So, focus your time and effort on the farm, and let the experts handle the nuts and bolts of benefit administration. Sterling will explain your options clearly and thoroughly, and deliver a solution at a price you can afford, something rarely seen in agriculture these days. If you have low confidence with high-tech, the company will assign a personal administrator that is just a phone call away to address your questions and concerns, and those of your staff, at no extra charge.
Just what the Doctor Ordered
As further support for your workers’ health and well-being, Sterling offers virtual access to physicians. At present, there are not a lot of options to address health issues in rural areas and physician access can be a challenge. Sterling provides a lifeline to doctors and nurse practitioners around the clock, seven days a week. Like Sterling’s benefit plans, these professionals are there when you need them.
When you consider the advantages of these plans, they represent a great worker retention tool for an industry that struggles to attract talent. After all, if benefits that are better, more affordable and easier to access aren’t the ultimate in value for farmers and their staff, what is?
The Tech Direct Solution
Sterling Capital is an AGvisorPRO Tech Direct partner. This means that any farmer with the AGvisorPRO app can connect to Sterling Capital in a face-to-face session for free. While there’s certainly no shortage of ways for farmers to digitally connect with the information they need, AGvisorPRO is unique. It connects farmers, industry, and independent expertise into one user-friendly app. This means farmers can find the advice they need easily, connect to the right people quickly, and get from question to answer faster.
To connect with Sterling Capital or any of our Tech Direct partners, just download the AGvisorPRO app at AGvisorPRO.com or wherever you get your apps. If you want to see what AGvisorPRO can do for you, one of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to give you a walk-through. With Sterling Capital and AGvisorPRO in your corner, when it comes to the right benefit plan for you and your staff, you will get the answers you need.Any consultation received through AGvisorPRO should be considered as advice only. Users are responsible for their own decisions regardless of the advice they receive from AGvisorPRO. AGvisorPRO ©Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.