SSQ Insurance takes another step toward health and wellness with its new telemedicine service

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Quebec City, QC (Jan. 29, 2018) – In line with its ongoing mission to provide innovative products and services, SSQ Insurance is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Dialogue virtual platform to provide its employees and insured members with instant access to health professional services. Founded more than 70 years ago on the principle of making access to healthcare easier, SSQ Insurance remains true to its origins by launching the Dialogue platform.

The telemedicine platform allows users same-day access to a health professional via a secure videoconference. The services offered through this virtual healthcare technology include secure video consultations with general practitioners, live chats with nurses, prescriptions and renewals, as well as referrals to specialists.

SSQ Insurance has a long-standing commitment to the health of its customers, both in prevention and treatment, particularly through its Health InSight program. The introduction of the Dialogue platform to its group insurance offering also emphasizes the importance of modernizing employee benefits to meet the needs of today’s workplace. Convinced of its value, SSQ Insurance has decided to provide access to this innovative technology to all of its employees.

“Since March 2017, we have been working closely with Dialogue on how best to integrate their solution into a group insurance context. We have confirmed the relevance of this platform to employers and are convinced of the benefits for them as well as for all of their employees,” said Louis Régimbal, Vice-President of Strategy and Innovation at SSQ Insurance.

“The potential of group insurance as our distribution platform mechanism is undeniable. Our special relationship with SSQ Insurance has allowed us to strengthen our positioning in Canada, and we are happy to work with them to help improve the well-being of their customers,” added Cherif Habib, co-founder and CEO of Dialogue.

In actual fact, SSQ Insurance already refers some of its group insurance customers to Dialogue, offering them great pricing, and is now paving the way for full integration with the Dialogue platform to be incorporated into its group insurance offering across Canada in the coming months. Eligible employers will be able to offer their employees a better work-life balance, while helping to reduce absenteeism.

About Dialogue

Dialogue is a virtual platform offering integrated health care services for employers to keep their employees happy, healthy, and performing at their highest potential. A full range of health professionals (nurses, physicians and allied health practitioners) is available at the click of a button to help employees optimize their work-life balance. To learn more, visit dialogue.co.

About SSQ Insurance

Founded in 1944, SSQ Insurance is a mutualist company that puts community at the heart of insurance. With assets under management of $11 billion, SSQ Insurance is one of the largest companies in the industry. Working for a community of over three million customers, SSQ Insurance employs 2,000 people. Leader in group insurance, the company also sets itself apart through its expertise in individual life and health insurance, general insurance and the investment sector. For more information, go to ssq.ca/telemedicine.

SOURCE: SSQ Insurance

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