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SmallBiz Employee Benefits – Gain Productivity with Virtual Healthcare

By May 9, 2020 No Comments

Certainly one of the topics of Canadian Employee Benefits conversations that has moved to the forefront is the advantages of providing Virtual Healthcare.

In this time of many services not being deemed essential including going to visit your General Practitioner for non-Emergency situations, Virtual Healthcare has enjoyed much-deserved airtime.

And the reasons are not limited to what we are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Dialogue, a Virtual Healthcare provider in Canada,

  • An estimated 10 days of absenteeism can cost your company $2,000 per Employee annually.
  • The productivity of teams with 4 to 8 members can drop by 22% when one co-worker is absent due to illness.
  • Employees with children under 5 years of age take almost double the number of days off for personal/family responsibilities compared to those without children.

All of these Employer pain points can be minimized by employees using Virtual Healthcare.

How does it work?

For EQcare, another leading Canadian Virtual Healthcare provider, it’s as easy as:

  1. Download the App
  2. Meet the care team
  3. Talk to a Doctor
  4. Receive a detailed care plan

With each provider offering different funding/Carrier partnership arrangements, these other Virtual Healthcare providers offer the same services as Dialogue and EQcare:

And of course, here in Ontario, the Provincial plan has their version of Virtual Healthcare at no cost to OHIP members.

Hope this helps.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Located in Cambridge, ON, Sharkey Group Insurance is a leading SmallBiz Benefits Specialist for Small Business Owners in Ontario.