Posted by Jean-Christophe de Le Rue on June 1, 2023
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue

WATERLOO, JUNE 1, 2023 | Equitable Life announced today it is partnering with Dialogue Health Technologies Inc, to add virtual healthcare to its suite of health and wellness offerings. The benefit will be available to add to group benefits plans as of July 1, 2023.

Dialogue is Canada’s leading virtual healthcare provider and offers convenient, on-demand virtual access to primary healthcare practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses. 

Available 24/7, 365 days a year, Dialogue Virtual Healthcare provides access to unlimited non-urgent medical care for a wide range of health concerns. Plan members get fast access to the largest, most experienced and bilingual medical team in Canada for non-urgent medical issues. They also benefit from in-app prescription renewals and refills, personalized follow-ups after every consultation, and concierge-level navigation support for all referrals to in-person specialists when needed.

“We’re committed to offering a range of innovative benefits options to provide our clients and their plan members with a better benefits experience,” said Marc Avaria, Executive Vice-President, Group Insurance Division at Equitable Life. “Virtual healthcare can help our clients reduce absenteeism, manage chronic health issues within their workforce and retain and attract top talent. We’re thrilled to partner with Dialogue so we can offer this benefit option to our clients.”

Dialogue’s industry-leading platform provides an all-in-one patient journey to address health issues, reducing long wait times and time away for in person appointments. Plan sponsors who provide virtual healthcare can also help to drive employee engagement and build a healthier workforce.

“An integrated platform offering a comprehensive suite of services empowers individuals to embrace a healthier lifestyle with enhanced access to quality care,” says Dr. Marc Robin, Medical Director at Dialogue. “Expanding access to healthcare services is crucial for achieving personal wellness goals, enabling improved accessibility and a tailored approach to prevention, treatment, and recovery. Our strategic objective is to foster the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits that proactively combat the onset of chronic diseases.”

About Equitable Life of Canada

As a mutual we provide financial security differently by focusing only on our clients. We believe in the power of working together with you and independent advisor partners. Together we offer individual insurance, savings and retirement, and group benefits solutions. We help protect what matters today while preparing for tomorrow.

At Equitable Life, we are people with purpose. We are passionate to provide the right solutions for you through our partners. We have the knowledge, the experience, and the financial strength to ensure we meet our commitments to you now and in the future.

Protecting Today – Preparing Tomorrow™

About Dialogue

Incorporated in 2016, Dialogue is Canada's premier virtual healthcare and wellness platform, providing affordable, on-demand access to quality care. Through our team of health professionals, we serve employers and organizations who have an interest in the health and well-being of their employees, members and their families. Our Integrated Health Platform™ is a one-stop healthcare hub that centralizes all of our programs in a single, user-friendly application, providing access to services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year from the convenience of a smartphone, computer or tablet. Dialogue is the first virtual care provider to receive the Accreditation Canada Primer award, a third-party validation of safety and high-level quality of care. 

For more information:

Don Bisch
Director, Group Marketing, Equitable Life 

Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Senior Director of Public and Government Relations 

Topics: News

About the author

Jean-Christophe is Dialogue’s Director of Public and Government Relations. Before joining the team, he was in public relations at Uber. His political involvement also led to his role as Director of Communications in the Office of the Federal Minister of Public Safety and Civil Protection. Jean-Christophe has a degree in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of Ottawa.