Dialogue teams up with Great-West Life to run pilot program in Ontario and Quebec


Dialogue, which raised a $4 million seed round back in May, has joined up with national insurance provider Great-West Life to pilot bilingual virtual healthcare in Quebec and Ontario.

The partnership will offer eligible employers a virtual health care service that connects their employees to a team of medical professionals able to diagnose a number of conditions, provide medical advice, make referrals, or write prescriptions.

Dialogue’s virtual platform offers a range of integrated healthcare services for employers to keep their employees happy, healthy, and working at their highest potential. Features include the ability to chat with a registered nurse, undergo a visual examination by a doctor through video chat, and employees can even renew or receive new prescriptions for conditions diagnosable by sight. It is one of Diagram’s first two companies first two companies.

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“Employers want to offer benefits that can meet the needs of a diverse workforce while proactively supporting their employees’ wellness and productivity,” said Jeff Macoun, Executive Vice-President, Group Customer, Great-West Life. “We’re piloting Dialogue with employers and their employees because we believe it helps them to achieve both objectives. Our investments in technology and innovation are not just to improve processes and provide faster service, but more importantly, to empower our customers to better achieve financial, physical and mental well-being.”

The pilot program will be available to employers in Ontario and Quebec for one year, and includes their employees who may also be based in Alberta, British Columbia, or Nova Scotia.

“We are delighted to work with Great-West Life in our mission to provide a one tap premium healthcare experience, accessible to all,” said Cherif Habib, co-founder and CEO of Dialogue. “By helping employers foster a more engaged workforce and optimize better work-life balance for their employees, we project this collaboration will enable us to reach over a million Canadians.”

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Great-West Lifeco, parent company of Great-West Life, has interests in Dialogue through Portag3 Ventures, which supports promising financial tech companies in Canada and abroad. Founded in Winnipeg in 1891, Great-West Life, together with its subsidiaries London Life and Canada Life, serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada.

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