TORONTO: On Thursday, Manulife announced Cleveland Clinic Canada as the new Medical Director for its Group Benefits operations. Cleveland Clinic Canada will bring global healthcare expertise to advise Manulife and support their ongoing commitment to helping its approximately 5 million group benefits customers manage personal health issues, and navigate Canada’s stretched and often complex healthcare system. This relationship reflects another significant step in Manulife’s goal to help Canadians live longer, healthier, and better lives.
“To empower the sustained health and wellbeing of Canadians, we must remove barriers to accessing healthcare services, programs, and solutions,” said Ashesh Desai, Head of Group Benefits, Manulife Canada. “We’ve appointed Cleveland Clinic Canada as our Medical Director to leverage their world class medical and healthcare experts and to develop industry leading research that will continue improving health outcomes for our customers and their families.”
As Canada’s largest insurer, Manulife works with more than 25,000 employers and unions to provide comprehensive workplace benefit plans to millions of Canadians. These plans support the health of workers and their families by helping them access prescription drugs, health care professionals, mental health support, and dental care, among other health services. Working with Cleveland Clinic Canada will assist Manulife in achieving its goal of helping Canadians prevent, treat, and recover from physical and mental health complications.
“Cleveland Clinic has been at the forefront of modern medicine since 1921, and in recent years has worked with progressive companies in Canada and around the world to prioritize the health and wellbeing of their employees, customers and communities,” said Michael Kessel, the President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Canada. “As an organization with a patient first mandate, we are looking forward to being Manulife’s Medical Director and impacting the millions of lives in their ecosystem.”
To learn more about Manulife Canada and its group benefit solutions for employers and unions, please visit Manulife.ca
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