Keyword: digital health

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Sun Life piloting virtual mental-health coach

Sun Life Canada is launching a new virtual mental-health coach for plan members that taps into the power of predictive analytics. The virtual coach will launch in the first quarter of 2021, starting with a small number of clients, and after six months, the insurer will slowly bring more organizations on board. The insurer’s goal with the pilot program is […]

Green Shield Benefits Association acquiring Benecaid

The Green Shield Benefits Association, part of the Green Shield Canada group of companies, is acquiring Benecaid Health Benefit Solutions Inc. The company’s current leadership team will continue to operate the business under the Benecaid brand, according to a press release. “Benecaid’s track record of service excellence, growth and innovation, including its Honeybee digital platform, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 15:00
A look at consumer-grade benefits plan technology, communications

Today’s consumer culture includes shopping online, booking vacations on smartphones and receiving recommendations for the next must-watch movie or television show based on most recent views. So it’s no surprise employees are starting to expect the same level of technology in their benefits plans and communications. “Today’s technologies — as well as consumer expectations — […]

Green Shield Canada, Maple partner for virtual-care program

Green Shield Canada is partnering with Maple to provide its group benefits plan members with free access to the virtual-care provider’s platform for the winter months ahead. “As a leading advocate for evidence-based digital health technologies and the impact they can have on the health-care experience for Canadians, it was an easy decision for GSC to […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 November 18, 2020
  • 15:00
Webinar: Meeting the growing demand for mental-health services caused by the pandemic

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, employees continue to face a myriad of stressors, including health anxiety, isolation, financial concerns, family issues and increased workloads. This prolonged stress is impacting sleep, energy and motivation, while driving a heightened demand for mental-health services and medication. “If you think of a classic disaster, . . . [like] an […]

Morneau Shepell expanding online CBT programs

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is expanding its internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy solution with a series of new programs, in response to a growing need for these services during the coronavirus pandemic. Programs covering trauma, grief and loss will be available on the AbilitiCBT platform by the end of 2020, while those focused on obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2020 November 9, 2020
  • 15:00
EQ Care launching free pandemic support program

EQ Care is offering free access to its on-demand mental-health support program to help people cope as Canada endures a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “Being committed to empathetic and compassionate care for the last 30 years, we recognize the important role EQ Care is privileged to play in improving the health of Canadians during this challenging […]

Morneau Shepell expanding into telemedicine services

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is expanding into the growing telemedicine market to provide Canadian benefits plan members and their families with more convenient access to digital health-care services. Through its LifeWorks’ business, the company is launching a unified telemedicine service that will provide Canadians with quick access to medical practitioners such as doctors, nurse practitioners and other clinical professionals […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2020 October 8, 2020
  • 15:15
67% of working Canadians would use virtual tools for mental health: survey

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of working Canadians said they’d use video chat, web or telephone-based health support to consult with a mental-health practitioner, up 17 percentage points since 2019, according to a new survey by RBC Insurance.  The survey, which polled 1,001 employed or recently laid-off Canadians in July, also found the percentage of working […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:45
MindBeacon launching digital therapy tool to manage stress

MindBeacon Group is launching a digital mental-health option to support all Canadians through heightened anxiety and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization found nearly half (46 per cent) of people starting therapy since the beginning of the pandemic via its Beacon digital platform indicated anxiety as their primary mental-health concern, which was up by 12 per cent when […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00