Canadian insurance provider GMS Health and Travel Insurance (GMS) has announced it is providing Morneau Shepell’s health solution LifeWorks to all GMS personal health customers as part of their coverage.

LifeWorks provides 24/7 access to consultations with experts for coping strategies, referrals to counselling and connections to community agencies. It also connects with mental health professionals, well-being coaches and other specialists, such as financial and legal professionals.

LifeWorks includes a confidential and secure assistance program and a wealth of resources and tools to help personal health customers improve their mental, physical, financial and social well-being.

Challenging times require help to maintain wellness

"These challenging times are emphasizing the importance of overall well-being," said GMS president and CEO John Salmond. "By partnering with Morneau Shepell, we're able to offer a wealth of well-being products and services in the LifeWorks platform…. These proactive solutions will add significantly to the wellness-focused benefits our customers already use to help maintain lifelong health and wellness."

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained people's health and well-being and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, said Neil King, president of LifeWorks and executive vice president of Morneau Shepell.

“Having both an assistance program for immediate support and robust wellness tools available to get ahead of mental, physical, financial and social well-being issues is nothing short of visionary, and ensures truly comprehensive health coverage for these GMS customers."