Rise People and Cowan Insurance Group Announce Partnership to Launch Integrated All-in-One HR, Payroll and Insurance Solution into Canadian Market

Vancouver, BC - August 9, 2018 - Rise People, a leading digital HR and payroll software platform, has announced a strategic partnership with Cowan Insurance Group to deliver a first of its kind integrated human resources and insurance solution to Canadian businesses looking to streamline people management and fuel more fulfilling employee experiences.

Following Rise People’s successful rollout of its national partner program in 2017, the company is now expanding the program to include one of Canada’s leading independent providers of group benefits, insurance, and wealth management services. Rise People’s national partner program combines leading edge HR technology with sound advice from top tier Canadian insurance consulting and advisory firms.

Cowan Insurance Group’s entry into the partner program marks a strategic move to adopt innovative technology and bring greater value to their client base across Canada. The program enables them to enrich the user experience through a fully digital, unified solution for their customers’ people management and insurance needs, including HR, payroll, and insurance benefits.

Rise People’s Founder and CEO, Faiz Abdulla, says, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with one of Canada’s leading providers of benefits, retirement, and financial planning services. Our partnership is a natural next step for both companies, giving Cowan the opportunity to broaden their portfolio with proven technology that integrates with their group benefits solutions and for Rise to gain access to consulting and expertise that is unparalleled in the industry.”

The partnership allows Cowan to incorporate advanced automation into their portfolio by bundling its insurance and people solutions with a digital HR and payroll platform that helps clients save time and eliminate redundancies while improving overall employee satisfaction and retention.

Cowan’s VP, Consulting, Group Benefits, Marc Benoit, states, “Our partnership with Rise is a strategic move, allowing us to provide an entirely new level of service and innovation to our market. By offering Rise’s modern HR, payroll and insurance software platform, we’re helping our customers simplify the administrative side of people management and engage employees with more rewarding experiences.”

About Cowan Insurance Group 

A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiary. Cowan Insurance Group has approximately 450 employees and currently operates in 12 locations across Canada.

For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, visit cowangroup.ca.

About Rise People

Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of HR, benefits, and payroll solutions that is used by thousands of employers across Canada. Rise is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada. For more information, visit www.risepeople.com and schedule a demo to see how Rise can give you more choice, convenience, and savings.

For media inquiries, please contact Janine Melenka at janine.melenka@risepeople.com.

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