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Sun Life is launching Equinoxe LifeCare’s virtual medical evaluation services to help plan sponsors with disability management.

The service allows plan members and their dependants to connect with virtual health-care services and licensed health-care practitioners. It also enables them to consult with medical professionals through secure video or chat via smartphone, tablet or computer. In addition, the service allows plan members to requisition prescriptions and diagnostic tests, lab results or specialist referrals remotely.

Read: 2019 Group Benefits Providers Report: How digital health is affecting the benefits industry

“Technology and advancements in artificial intelligence are enabling new opportunities,” said Daniel Martz, chief executive officer of EQ Care, in a press release. “We want to continuously leverage them to optimize the patient’s health-care journey and, with augmented decision support, to achieve the best level of quality care for Sun Life’s clients.”

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