Winnipeg-based Great West-Life is partnering with Montreal-based Dialogue to offer a virtual healthcare platform in its group benefits plans.
The one-year pilot is open to employers in Quebec and Ontario.
Dialogue allows a company’s employees to access healthcare services like chat with healthcare practitioners, mental health therapy, and professional coaching. The company also partnered with League to bring its platform to League’s customers.
“Employers want to offer benefits that can meet the needs of a diverse workforce while proactively supporting their employees’ wellness and productivity,” said Jeff Macoun, executive vice president, Group Customer at Great-West Life. “We’re piloting Dialogue with employers and their employees because we believe it helps them to achieve both objectives. Our investments in technology and innovation are not just to improve processes and provide faster service, but more importantly, to empower our customers to better achieve financial, physical and mental well-being.”
The one-year pilot is open to employers in Quebec and Ontario, and extends to include their employees who may also be based in Alberta, British Columbia, or Nova Scotia.
“We are delighted to work with Great-West Life in our mission to provide a one tap premium healthcare experience, accessible to all,” said Cherif Habib, co-founder and CEO of Dialogue. “By helping employers foster a more engaged workforce and optimize better work-life balance for their employees, we project this collaboration will enable us to reach over a million Canadians.”
Great-West Lifeco, parent company of Great-West Life, is an investor in Portag3 Ventures, which backs the $30 million Diagram fund. Diagram led Dialogue’s $4 million seed round.