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Group insurance - health and wellness in the workplace

Offer your employees a group insurance plan that's tailored to their needs

Taking care of employees means offering them a healthy workplace and taking steps to promote their health and well-being.

By setting up a group insurance plan for your employees, you ensure their financial security by helping them cope with life's unexpected events.

But to really take care of them, you should also offer them means of preventing health problems. And, when employees go through difficult times, intervention programs could also help them return to work faster and under the best possible conditions.

Our group insurance plans can include an employee health and wellness program, as well as prevention and intervention services.

Prevention: a proactive approach to health

Your group insurance plan can include services that help plan members stay physically and mentally fit. Here are a few services aimed at prevention that we recommend you include in your plan:

Employee assistance program

Confidential psychosocial intervention program for plan members and their immediate families

Prevention tools for managers

To help your managers respond quickly and appropriately when they recognize one of their employees is having difficulties

Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Program

Service that automatically screens every prescription, regardless of the pharmacy where it is filled, for potential problems such as drug-to-drug interactions, duplicate therapies and medications, and early refills

Health Assistance Service

Telephone assistance service to answer plan members' questions on any health-related matters

Health is Cool 360° platform

A website where plan members can get information and advice on a variety of workplace health and wellness issues

Intervention: when it matters most

Some work absences are unavoidable. Others can be prevented or shortened with timely intervention. Here are some of the services available to employers:

Disability Management Program

Some work absences require disability case management experts to develop a customized intervention plan to help the employee return to work

Convalescent Care Coverage

To provide homecare services to members who need to recuperate following hospitalization

Healthy employees = healthy company

Controlling operating costs is an ongoing concern to you. Employee benefits represent a significant portion of these costs, and they are always on the rise for various reasons: the growing cost of prescription drugs, government withdrawal from programs, the aging population, and the ever-increasing number of disability cases.

One way to keep these costs under control is by offering a healthy workplace and impressing upon your employees the importance of taking control of their health.

Workplace wellness helps decrease absenteeism rates and employee turnover. It can also significantly improve employee productivity. Wellness is generally a factor in employee engagement and job satisfaction.

Taking care of your employees may therefore have a direct impact on your company's bottom line.