HealthyRETURNS expands, with programs from four leading health management providers

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We are pleased to announce signed agreements with four of Canada’s leading health management providers: Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness, Shepell.fgi, V-CC Systems, and Core Health Technologies.

The agreements expand HealthyRETURNS, making our offering one of the most comprehensive health management solutions in the marketplace. Combining these leading providers’ services with our products and health management expertise means we can help provide the advice and programs our customers need to realize the profits of prevention.

With more than 30 complementary programs, HealthyRETURNS makes health promotion strategies easy for employers to implement and easy for employees to access. Customers choose from a range of on-site and online programs to meet the unique needs of their employees, empowering them to take active ownership of their health.

“Employers need a full range of program options if they want to reach employees,” explains Dave Jones, Vice-President, Market Development, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial Canada. “Our strategic relationships with leading providers of workplace health promotion make supporting employees’ health in the workplace manageable, accessible and possible.”

These agreements also establish important oversight mechanisms to satisfy privacy, security, and program quality requirements.

Employers of all types - with as few as 100 employees or as many as thousands - can engage their employees, reduce benefit costs and take an active approach to empowering a healthy workforce.

About the vendors
Earlier this year, the HealthyRETURNS team undertook an extensive review of health management vendors. Each of our new vendors scored very strongly: all four have successful track records on a national and/or international scale, and provide services in English and French.

About Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness
Founded in 1981, Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness Inc. is a successful, independent organization and a leading provider of comprehensive worksite wellness programs and consulting services.
Operating across Canada, Buffett & Company works with a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients at every stage of healthy change and provides services ranging from preliminary assessment to strategic on-site support.
Buffett & Company is a recipient of the National Quality Institute's (NQI) prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence. Awarded the Gold Healthy Workplace Trophy in 2005, they also received the Order of Excellence in October 2008.
These awards indicate that Buffett & Company ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to healthy workplace efforts.

About Shepell.fgi
Shepell•fgi is a leading provider of workplace health and productivity solutions, including prevention-focused Employee Assistance Programs and services targeted to physical, mental and social well-being.
They provide support to over six million employees and their families across Canada, the United States and internationally.
With a comprehensive suite of research-based programs, Shepell•fgi offers employers the tools, resources and support they need to maintain healthy employees and workplaces.

About V-CC Systems
V-CC Systems Inc. helps keep clients, employees and patients healthy and productive through their suite of electronic assessments, social healthcare networking tools and tailored programs that enable organizations to deliver effective, evidence-based care.
V-CC leads the growing field of eHealth, with validated and integrated tools with proven outcomes.

About Core Health Technologies
Core Health Technologies is a leading developer of web-based software in the preventative health sector, serving businesses, governments and health organizations across the United States and Canada.

Interested in HealthyRETURNS? Want to know more?
Please contact Susan Brown, Director, HealthyRETURNS, Sun Life Financial Canada at 416-408-8753.