AXA Assistance Canada launches H1N1 pandemic assistance hotline for the business community

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MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2009 – AXA Assistance Canada launches a H1N1 pandemic assistance hotline for management and human resources to support companies with their business continuity plan and reduce disruption in day-to-day activities.

AXA Assistance Canada, specialists in 24/7 medical assistance, has created an emergency assistance hotline for companies. This will allow managers and human resources to have telephone access to a nurse or doctor for any reasons related to H1N1 pandemic which can occur in the workplace.

Business continuity plan and proactiveness

Human Resources in any organization must be proactive in the face of the H1N1 pandemic. With the fall season fast approaching, qualified guidance must be sought so as to minimize the spread of the H1N1 virus among employees, manage absenteeism, establish a clear response protocol, and limit any negative impact on business activities.

Healthcare professional answers adapted to company needs

The H1N1 pandemic may present a variety of cases some of which may be mild while others may be more difficult to handle. Employees may report H1N1 symptoms, need to conduct business travel in a high risk area or have a high risk condition (pregnancy, parents with young children…). Companies registered with the H1N1 assistance hotline will be well prepared to deal with these situations by partnering with AXA Assistance Canada and taking full advantage of its healthcare professionals available to offer immediate response, case by case, and adapted to their needs.

For more information or to register your company with the H1N1 assistance hotline, contact AXA Assistance Canada at 1-877-245-H1N1(4161) or visit our web site www.axa-assistance.ca.

About AXA Assistance

AXA Assistance Canada, Canadian subsidiary of AXA Assistance and based in Montreal since 1999, is a leader in medical, roadside and legal assistance with over 500 000 customers in Canada.

AXA Assistance, an AXA Group wholly owned subsidiary, is one of the worldwide leaders on the assistance market. Historically dedicated to the automobile, housing, travel, and expatriate sectors, its current product range is organized around 4 core business lines: Automobile, Travel, Home (Residence and Personal Services), and Health. AXA Assistance is present in over 30 countries, spread over 5 continents, currently has more than 6000 employees and handles more than 9 million cases per year.