Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Canada is expanding the services it offers to plan sponsors through its partnership with Homewood Health Inc.

While the insurer has worked with Homewood Health for seven years to provide plan members on disability with specialized return-to-work support, it will now make the latter organization’s employee assistance program and online health and wellness services available to plan sponsors.

Read: EAP use results in positive workplace outcomes: study

“Expanding our partnership to include our EFAP and online mental-health and wellness resources will further help our customers meet the mental-health and wellness needs of employees and their families,” said Dave Bennett, senior vice-president of group at Equitable Life, in a press release.

“Mental health is at the core of what Homewood does. They offer comprehensive and integrated services across the mental-health continuum. So they bring a wealth of clinical experience and expertise to their programming, products and services.”

With a national network of more than 4,500 counsellors and clinical professionals, Homewood Health offers face-to-face, phone, email, chat, video counselling and self-directed treatment programs. Its work-life services and tools are developed and delivered by psychologists and experts.

Read: What you don’t know about your employee assistance program

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