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Medavie Blue Cross is adding a virtual health-care tool to its group benefits plans.

The Online Doctors Unlimited tool, which is available through a partnership with Maple, includes consultations with Canadian-licensed doctors; access to a doctor immediately; service available 24/7/365; and an efficient administrative process. A lite version of the tool, with a limit of five daytime visits per year, is also available.

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“Medavie Blue Cross is committed to finding innovative health-care solutions that meet the needs of our clients and their employees,” said Marc Avaria, the insurer’s vice-president of product and disability management, in a press release. “Over the past several months, we have introduced a number of options to help plans provide access to emerging digital health options. One of the most popular new features has been Online Doctors, which provides members with instant access to Canada-licensed doctors through their computer or mobile device.”

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