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Would Virtual Health Care Work For Your Employees?

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When I was first presented with the idea of Virtual Health Care, I was skeptical.  Why would we pay for health care advise when we have free health care?  I spoke to a couple people who offer this benefit to their employees and it helped me to better understand how this fits into an Employee Benefit Program.

I will use Sun Life as an example and their product which is called Lumino Health Virtual Care.  This product offers your employees and their family 24/7 hour access to a Health Care Practitioner.  Can you imagine having a sick child and you can access assistance from the comfort of your home???

Lumino Health Virtual Care lets you connect with health-care professionals from home. With this service, you can:

  • Chat with a nurse or doctor about your or a family member’s physical or mental health
  • Receive a diagnosis
  • Receive a prescription

The service is available 24/7, as long as you are within Canada. You can consult other health professionals (e.g. nutritionists) for an additional fee.

On average, the cost to add this benefit is about $3.50/employee/month.

Glendinning Insurance Services would be happy to walk you through how this benefit works.  Contact us at 250-764-0142.

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