League partners with Molecular You to offer health assessments

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League has announced a partnership with Vancouver-based Molecular You to provide employees using its platform with access to annual health assessments.

The partnership is meant to give more employees the opportunity to take advantage of programs aimed at early risk detection and preventative action.

Molecular You, which has developed a personal health assessment platform that takes into account factors like diet and genetics, will now be available in League’s digital benefits marketplace across Canada. The program will also be available to employers who want to directly buy Molecular You assessments to accommodate their employees.

“Giving our members the opportunity to discover their personal health risks and take control of their health fits well with our mandate.”

“League was founded on the concept of giving employees the flexibility and control to choose their benefits and invest in a healthy lifestyle,” said Swati Matta, director of health initiatives at League. “Giving our members the opportunity to discover their personal health risks and take control of their health fits well with our mandate. Our partnership with Molecular You is opening up comprehensive health assessments to a much wider portion of the workforce.”

League said it will be the first health benefits provider to offer Molecular You’s platform.

In June 2017, League announced that it was kicking off its US expansion, with plans to raise a massive $100 million USD round by 2018. The company raised a $25 million USD Series A in June 2016, which included Power Financial, RBC, and Manulife as investors. League announced a partnership with RBC in October 2016 to expand its underwrite offerings.

“People want more control over their health,” said Robert Fraser, CEO of Molecular You. “For some, our assessments provide an early warning of health risks and a chance to reverse it. For others, it is more about optimizing diet and performance. We also provide action plans to help people address any health risks and stay healthy.”

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.