We really enjoy talking about the health and wellness resources available to Plan Members through EquitableHealth.ca (and to our Advisors and Administrators who are signed up to use their Web Services sites). It is an important part of our job, but we also want to because we really believe that the embedded Equitable HealthConnector resources can help the online Equitable Life community start to take charge of their health and lives.

We would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate, rather than talk about the value of the Equitable HealthConnector resources available through EquitableHealth.ca by providing a snapshot of the top HealthConnector searches, resources and topics between January 1 and March 31, 2011:

  • Most visited web page: The Canadian Health Care Guide (which provides quick and easy access to health articles that contain resources and guidance on how to handle personal health events as well as information on various health topics.
  • Most downloaded file: The LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) brochure (which describes the EAP services available to Plan Members whose Group provides full EAP service).
  • Most inquired about on the telephone: When speaking to their personal Health Information Specialist, Plan Members were most interested in finding information and resources about mental health issues, as well as locating mental health professionals such as counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • Most popular disease state searches: Canker sores (mouth sores), halitosis (bad breath) and conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid).
  • Most popular medication searches: Famciclovir (may be used for shingles and/or genital herpes), Prevacid (reduces the production of stomach acid) and Ventolin (used to control asthma).

As you can see Plan Members are using EquitableHealth.ca to access information and resources for daily and more serious health and life concerns - and that is why we talk about the value of the resources available through EquitableHealth.ca. For more information on EquitableHealth.ca, the EquitableHealthConnector platform and services or LifeWorks, please talk to your Regional Group Sales Office.