TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ – Health Service Navigator is an innovative service that provides clients and their eligible family members with integrated medical condition information, resources on how to navigate the Canadian health care system, and access to world-class doctors for second opinions. Health Service Navigator is now available on all Manulife Financial critical illness policies.

Unlike many health programs attached to insurance policies, Health Service Navigator can be accessed at any time; clients do not have to wait for a claim or a major health event to benefit from this service.

By simply visiting the Health Service Navigator secure website or calling the toll-free line, clients and their eligible family members can get assistance from medical professionals to navigate their health and can access world-class doctors for second opinions. Mira Jelic, Vice President of Client Services of Novus Health says to advisors: “Health Service Navigator will change the nature of the conversation about critical illness insurance you have with your clients. Financial preparedness is only one part of the equation: your clients’ everyday health and recovery benefits from being well informed about their health options, while having access to treatments and expert support can improve outcomes.”

Health Service Navigator’s built-in second opinion service provides full case management between the client and their team of physicians through the WorldCare ConsortiumSM of leading hospitals, which is made up of top teaching and research hospitals in the United States, featuring leading medical specialists in every field.

Joel Kahn, MD, Exec. VP & CIO of WorldCare, says “Our Second Opinion service complements your client’s established relationship with their doctor, so they have the comfort of working together and handling treatment locally. Or if the client decides to travel to the United States for treatment, Health Service Navigator will provide medical coordination.”

Health Service Navigator®
Health Service Navigator is offered through, and is a registered trademark of, Manulife Financial (The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company).

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About Novus Health
Novus Health, a leader in Canadian Health Navigation, delivers innovative online and telephone support solutions for today’s complex health care environment. Novus Health works with benefit providers, employers, financial services firms, and health organizations to provide personalized, knowledgeable and compassionate assistance. Novus Health empowers the member to navigate the health care system and provides the trusted health information that they need to make informed health decisions. www.novushealth.com / www.novussante.com

Novus Health has offices in Toronto and Montreal and serves Canadians coast to coast.

About WorldCare 
The international health care community has trusted WorldCare since 1994 when it was the first company to offer physician-referred, patient-specific, second opinion e-consultation for serious illness. A world leader in the field of global health services, WorldCare’s mission is to improve the health of all people by providing affordable, timely access to quality health care services through a global network. Today, WorldCare operates in over 42 countries worldwide and has delivered over 17,000 second opinion studies. www.worldcare.com

For further information:

Erinn Macaulay
Novus Health
416-847-8080
North America Toll Free: 1-877-817-8080

Rebika Shaw
WorldCare Inc.
1-617-374-9001

Source: Canada Newswire