LÉVIS, QC, May 10 /CNW Telbec/ – Starting today, with the Health is Cool 360° platform, Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) will be giving Canadians 24/7 access to the information they need on treatment options for specific illnesses, services available in their areas, health care system wait times, as well as other health-related reference material and guides.

With the new Health is Cool 360º platform developed by Novus Health, eligible DFS group insurance plan members can take better care of their health on a day-to-day basis. The platform offers a wealth of up-to-date health and wellness information they can trust and access is only a phone call or click away.

This innovative tool encourages plan members to become more proactive about their health. It also gives users access to various articles on health-related subjects, information about drugs and how to prepare for a doctor’s visit, as well as advice on how to cope with chronic illness and disability.

“A tool like the Health is Cool 360º platform makes it easier to take a preventive approach to your health care. It also helps employers manage the costs associated with health problems and absenteeism,” explains Nathalie Laporte, Vice-president Product Development and Marketing, Group and Business Insurance, at Desjardins Financial Security.

“With our innovative online and telephone assistance solutions, Canadians can navigate the health care system with greater ease and find the health information they need in one place. Members of group insurance plans that include this service will appreciate their coverage even more,” says Marc Giguère, Vice-President of Novus Health Business Development.

About Desjardins Financial Security

Desjardins Financial Security, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, specializes in providing life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings products to individuals and groups. Every day, over five million Canadians rely on Desjardins Financial Security to ensure their financial security. Desjardins Financial Security employs over 3 500  people and administers $25.9 billion in assets from offices in several cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Lévis, Halifax and St. John’s. For more information, visit our website at www.desjardinsfinancialsecurity.com.

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 insurers, employers, financial services firms, and health organizations to provide personalized, knowledgeable and compassionate assistance.

Novus Health empowers the member to navigate their health options and provides the trusted health information that they need to make informed health decisions.

Novus Health has offices in Toronto and Montreal and serves Canadians coast to coast. For more information, go to www.novushealth.com.

For further information:
(for journalists only)

Frédéric Pothier
Advisor, Media Relations
Desjardins Group
514-281-7000, ext. 7646 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7646

Source: Canada Newswire