About Us

MD Benefits Group is a full-service employee benefits consulting firm. Founded in 1989 by Michael de Waal and headquartered in Ottawa Ontario. MD Benefits provides benefits solutions to employers in a broad range of fast growth industries specializing in the high-tech and biotech sector. Our mission is to enable our clients to achieve maximum value from their investment while attracting and retaining employees. A member of the Alliance of Benefit Consultants, MD Benefits Group has the experience and ability to serve the unique needs of multi-location clients both in Canada and the United States.

Experienced Consultants

Our focus on client satisfaction demands that we find and retain the most qualified professionals in the business. MD Benefits Group consultants have extensive experience in employee benefit plans administration, benefit brokerage and consulting. We bring a thorough knowledge of best industry practices, government regulation, and real-world experience to create comprehensive, flexible, and cost-effective benefit plan designs.

Client-Focused Service

MD Benefits Group consultants take pride in providing the highest level of customer service on your benefit plan operation and administration issues. We serve as your advocate with benefit plan providers to resolve billing, claim, enrollment, and eligibility concerns. We also market existing programs at renewal to control escalating costs. With over two hundred clients, we are large enough to provide the services you need but small enough to listen to you, the client.


MD Benefits considers relationships with insurance & benefit providers an integral part of our ability to provide superior results. We have a reputation with benefit plan providers and vendors as being fair, honest, and detail oriented. We’ll negotiate competitive rates and benefits with all plan providers and vendors based on pertinent, legitimate factors.


Plan design, employee contribution strategy, employee communications & renewal strategies require special expertise to maintain fairness amongst employees. The best-designed benefit plan will not produce employee satisfaction if it is not communicated and implemented properly. Our background in both the Canadian and U.S. markets gives us a unique perspective. Our experience and expertise allows us to deliver solutions to the problems you face today and insight to avoid issues in the future. Our clients save time, money and effort while gaining knowledge and control of their benefit plans.