Dialogue Technologies, a virtual health-care service platform, and Great-West Life announced on Dec. 4 the expansion of the insurer’s integrated health care services to its own employees in every province and the Yukon.
Last year, Great-West Life began offering Dialogue’s services to select employers based in Ontario and Quebec. The insurer says it decided to roll out the service to its 10,000 employees due to the positive feedback it has received about the program.
The virtual health-care service connects their employees to a team of medical professionals who can diagnose a number of conditions, provide medical advice, make a referral to a specialist or write a prescription.
Contributes to a productive work environment
"We are happy to strengthen our collaboration with Great-West Life so that more employers and employees across Canada can have access to our service," said Cherif Habib, co-founder and CEO of Dialogue. "The employee satisfaction rate of our services has been a great success at Great-West Life and has helped contribute to a productive work environment that values the well-being of employees."
"Making innovative health technologies like Dialogue more accessible to our employees and customers demonstrates our commitment to supporting the physical, mental and financial well-being of Canadians," added Brad Fedorchuk, Executive Vice-President, Group Customer, Great-West Life. "With faster access to healthcare and treatment options, patients are better able to manage their health and the health of their families, which in turn can lead to increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. It's a win-win for employers, their employees and their employees' families."