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Jason Smith
Employee Benefit Programs

RCS Insurance Specialists
RCS Insurance Consultants Inc. was established in May of 1982 by the current Founder and President, Ron Smith, and has become one of the leaders when it comes to the marketing, customization and servicing of Employee Benefit Programs in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. In November 2000 RCS welcomed Jason Smith, Ron’s son, to the team. This took RCS Insurance to another level by not only being able to provide the history and experience that comes only with time in the business to its clients but also the assurance of having continuity of service in to the future.

RCS takes care of well over 100 companies and their benefits ranging in size, industry and corporate objectives. The RCS team applies a hands on approach by providing assistance to employees of the companies under their management as they have been able to act as a buffer or filter between their clients and the insurance companies that hold their benefits. This has alleviated any sort of down time or frustration an employee can sometimes face when they are trying to navigate the insurance world on their own. In addition they are very big on communication and have countless tips and advice to give so that the employees can become more informed and empowered consumers and users of their benefits plan. RCS prides itself on being proactive, not reactive to the ever changing landscape of the employee benefits world.

Don Normandeau
General Insurance

Don Normandeau
Don started his insurance career in 1993 at the age of 19, working at two different Winnipeg insurance brokerages over a seven year period.

Don was hired as an employee of MacNeil Insurance Agencies in 2000. Don & Lise became partners in the business in 2003 and purchased all the shares of the business in 2009. Through years of education, Don has achieved two professional designations; CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) and CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional).

The industry is a service industry, and the owners and staff of Le Bon Ami Insurance Brokers pride themselves in offering service next to none. The firm continues to grow as a result of the kind words of their satisfied customers.

Don and his staff look forward to helping you with all your insurance needs!

Marty Katz

Doug Markewich
In 1988, Marty Katz began his career in the financial services industry with a major Canadian insurance company. The knowledge that he acquired there remains the foundation on which Marty runs his business and what makes his approach to financial planning so well rounded and client focused.

In 1997, Marty started Financial Equilibrium, a full service provider of not only financial planning, but also life, health, disability and critical illness insurances, as well as group benefits and investment strategies for individuals and businesses alike.

Partnering with Manulife Securities helps to round out the investment products and services available, enabling him to satisfy the individual needs of each of his clients.

Marty belongs to numerous professional groups and associations which keep him on the cutting edge of any and all new products.

It is Marty’s philosophy that places the needs of his client first so that he is able to

-- help you create your financial future now

Michelle Hopkins
Manulife Banking

Michelle Hopkins
Michelle moved to Manitoba 10 years ago from Dryden, Ontario where she was born and raised. She has resided in Niverville for the last six years with her husband and 2 young children.

Before joining Manulife Bank, Michelle worked as a mortgage broker, providing cash flow and lending solutions to her clients. She has more than 10 years of sales and management experience in the insurance industry, including positions in client services, account management, operations and human resources.

As a Banking Consultant, Michelle applies this experience to helping her clients pay down their debt more quickly than they often thought was possible and often without making changes to their spending habits.

Michelle is eager to assist you to achieve your financial goals, weather it is increasing monthly cash flow, simplify your banking or creating financial flexibility.