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Plan Sponsor Checklist

Workplace Support
  • Is your workplace environment supportive of employees with diabetes or who are caregivers of people with diabetes?
  • Does your workplace avoid diabetes stigma?
  • Does your workplace accommodate needs of employees with diabetes?

Benefit Plan Design
  • Is your workplace environment supportive of employees with diabetes or who are caregivers of people with diabetes?
  • Does your workplace avoid diabetes stigma?
  • Does your workplace accommodate needs of employees with diabetes?
  • Does your benefit plan coverage for glucose monitoring devices, such as intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring (isCGM) and realtime continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM), align with Diabetes Canada’s blood glucose monitoring recommendations?
  • Does your drug plan:
  • cover medications employees need to manage their diabetes? Are these medication-coverage decisions and criteria aligned with Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines?
  • cover medications for treating obesity? Are these medication-coverage decisions and criteria aligned with Obesity Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines?
  • Have you considered reducing or waiving co-pays and deductibles for diabetes-related drugs and devices?
  • Do you offer full vision-care coverage to encourage employees with diabetes to get their recommended annual eye exam?
  • Does your benefit plan provide coverage for paramedical services or chronic disease coaching programs that provide support and promote lifestyle modifications recommended for diabetes management or risk reduction?
  • Does your benefit plan provide mental-health support to employees with diabetes who are facing diabetes distress, burnout, stigma or guilt
  • Do you offer or cover digital diabetes care?

Workplace Programs
  • Do your programs align with Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines?
  • Do your programs consider the whole person and look beyond simply their medical condition?
  • Do your programs support employees who are at-risk of type 2 diabetes or in the prediabetes stage?
  • Do you offer programs to support people in the management of overweight and obesity?
  • Do you offer programs to fight diabetes stigma and promote a supportive work environment for employees dealing with diabetes or caregivers of people with diabetes?
  • Do you offer employee diabetes screening programs?
  • Do you offer workplace programs, tools and activities that make the connection between healthy behaviours and the reduction of chronic conditions like diabetes?
  • Have you created targeted campaigns to encourage engagement in your programs?

 

 

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