Digital Health Plan to Support Employees with Chronic Illness

With chronic illness affecting more of the population, digital health plans are on the rise in Canada.

Corporate health and wellness management plans are now being digitized and market leaders like My Viva Plan make it easier than ever to take control of your health with only a click.

2015 Canadian Health Measures Survey

Chronic Illness in Canada

Chronic diseases are prevalent throughout the Canadian population. Statistics reveal that 1 in 3 Canadians suffer from obesity[1], and 1 in 4 Canadians suffer from hypertension[2].

A digital health plan can help with other widespread and associated chronic conditions that Canadians struggle with including diabetes, cancer, and mental health afflictions such as anxiety and depression.

While the statistics are alarming, the silver lining is that many of these conditions are preventable, as are the economic losses businesses incur as a direct result of them.

Stats Canada

How Much Are Businesses Losing?

The economic impact of poor health in Canada is staggering, totaling over $55bn annually as follows:

  • $16bn annually due to absenteeism
  • $20bn in annual disability costs to the Canadian economy
  • $20bn in lost productivity costs due to physical and mental health issues that inhibit workers from performing to their full potential

What Can Business Owners Do?

Incorporating a digital health plan as a supplementary add-on to your employee benefits program can help your organization achieve wellness goals. It can empower employees to be actively engaged, educated, and in control of their own health.

Benefits to Employers

A digital health plan benefits the business owner by lowering health benefit plan costs, reducing absenteeism, and promoting productivity.

  • Reduces healthcare and disability claims
  • Promotes productivity
  • Boosts employee morale
  • Enhances corporate image
  • Increases retention and reduces turnover
  • Attracts talented people

Benefits to Employees

This type of plan also benefits employees by enabling them to become an active participant in their own well-being.

  • Gets employees engaged in their health
  • Builds resilience
  • Increases awareness of health risks
  • Improves mental and physical health outcomes
  • Builds positive relationships among employees and at home
  • Promotes better work/life balance
  • Improves quality of life

My Viva Plan

My Viva Plan is an Edmonton-based organization. It works directly with business owners to achieve corporate wellness with a digital health plan that utilizes the latest digital technology. 

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, My Viva Plan provides an unprecedented level of customization. Coaching is provided by a passionate team of healthcare providers focused on improving health and business outcomes.

Interested in Learning More?

Based in Edmonton Alberta, Benefit Strategies Inc. specializes in employee benefits packages as well as executive benefit solutions and estate planning.

Call 1-780-437-5070 to talk with one of our Benefit Strategies’ advisors to see if adding a digital health plan is the right fit for your business.

[1]2015 Canadian Health Measures Survey
[2]Stats Canada