WATERLOO, ON, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Equitable Life of Canada® has taken the next step in its health and wellness solutions that
matter™ strategy by introducing an online Health Assessment Tool to
help Plan Members better understand and manage their health.
Plan Members respond to a series of straightforward questions regarding
health indicators as well as their health preferences (nutrition,
exercise, and/or workplace sponsored events) through a user-friendly
online platform. This feedback can then be used to support group
benefit and wellness resource decisions and efforts.
This can strike an effective balance between the employer's need for
benefits cost management while providing practical and useful health
tools that show Plan Members that their health is valued.
"This is not your typical, static health assessment product that often
sits unused by Plan Members," explains Martin Chung, AVP Strategic
Health Management - Group, Equitable Life of Canada. "We have partnered
with Ceridian Canada to develop a Health Assessment Tool that not only
encourages Plan Members to take control and understand their personal
health situation, but also provides Plan Members and their employer
with useful guidance in health management options."
While all individual Plan Member Health Assessment responses and
information remain confidential, employers are provided with a snapshot
of employee health concerns, needs and interests.
"This self-reported, employee perspective can be integrated, where
appropriate, with other key health information such as drug claims
data," says Equitable Life's Martin Chung. "The result will be
actionable insights that can assist in determining which actions will
generate the greatest desired impact on each employer's unique health
and wellness situation."
"By bringing together Ceridian Canada's workplace expertise and
Equitable Life's unique approach to health and wellness, we are
providing a way to assess and improve employee and workplace health,"
says Mike Waechter, Director Group Marketing - Equitable Life of
Canada. "This is our latest and certainly not the last step in
providing health and wellness solutions that matter at both the Plan
Member and employer levels."
Plan Members gain online access through EquitableHealth.ca® to a tool that can help them further understand their health, identify
health risk factors and/or reinforce good lifestyle habits and manage
"Our Health Assessment Tool also provides the opportunity for our
clients to determine employee interest and then promote simple, yet
effective health challenges that workplaces of any size can enjoy and
benefit from," adds Martin Chung "Walking, eating and other health
challenges will encourage workplace participation by making things easy
About Equitable Life of Canada
Since 1920, customers have been depending on Equitable Life of Canada
for financial protection. As one of the largest mutual life insurance
companies in Canada, Equitable Life® is dedicated solely to its policyholders. Everything we do is focused
on providing them with personalized service, security and wellbeing.
Through partnerships with Managing General Agencies and Advisors,
Equitable Life offers a wide selection of competitive Individual Life
and Health, Savings and Retirement and Group Benefits products to meet
a range of financial planning and health needs.
About Ceridian Canada
Ceridian Canada is a human resources solutions provider that helps
clients optimize their workforce, reduce costs and save time by
finding, paying, developing and engaging their talent. With 40 years of
experience, proven expertise and recognized service excellence,
Ceridian is a trusted partner to 40,000 Canadian customers.
Ceridian Canada is part of Ceridian Corporation, a global business
services company with 8,776 employees and US$1.6 billion in annual
revenue (2008). Worldwide, Ceridian provides services to 130,000
customers, touching the lives of 25 million employees.
Recognized repeatedly for HR and workplace best practices, Ceridian was
again counted in 2009 among the 50 Best Employers in Canada, the Top
100 Employers, and the Best Workplaces in Canada among others.
SOURCE Equitable Life of Canada
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