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Medavie Blue Cross

Medavie Blue Cross

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health services partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. As the country’s leading Blue Cross plan with over one million card holders, we are a premier all-in-one carrier that provides health, dental, travel, life and disability benefits to individuals and organizations. We also administer various government-sponsored health programs on behalf of provincial and federal governments, including Veterans Affairs Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

We are a part of Medavie, a health organization. Together with Medavie Health Services, the largest private provider of Emergency Medical Services in Canada, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that will improve the health of all Canadians. Medavie is a member of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans (CABCP). All member plans operate independently and are governed by their own Board of Directors.

As a not-for-profit organization, we channel our annual net income into investments aimed at enhancing the experience for our clients and as an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation as part of our commitment to help build a healthy Canada.

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Optional Benefits Survey Results

As we live and work through the pandemic, Medavie Blue Cross research has shone a spotlight on working Canadians’ financial vulnerability.

Modernize benefits to support employee mental health

MBC's Marc Avaria provides insights on how organizations can protect employee mental health in a Benefits and Pensions Monitor article.

Designing benefit plans to reflect today’s realities

Alaina MacKenzie at Medavie Blue Cross, shared her insights on benefit plan design for a modern workforce.

Flexing your Benefits

How benefits that were once thought of as nice-to-haves are now considered coverage musts.

Why digital health is here to stay

Digital health is now a permanent feature of health care.

Canadians and mental health care

Medavie Blue Cross has offered MindBeacon’s digital mental health therapy since 2019.

Choice in Benefit Plans

Derek Weir, Sales Manager, Medavie Blue Cross, makes the case for offering greater choice in benefit plans.

Working Canadians and financial anxiety

In the event of a major illness or injury, working Canadians have a short financial runway before they would go into debt.

Diabetes Care Program

We have partnered with Roche Canada, the manufacturer of the Accu-Chek® Guide Blood Glucose Monitor.

Connecting Chronic Disease and Mental Health

Developing a holistic approach to employee health and wellness is critical.

Leading Forward

A Conversation with Bernard Lord and Eric Laberge on Moving from Disruption to Transformation.

Employers and Mental Health

How employers can play a greater role in creating psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.

Readers’ Choice Winner

Medavie Blue Cross has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine.

2021 Forecast

Here are the top trends to watch for in 2021.

The Pandemic and Employees

Employers across Canada have reacted to COVID-19 by empowering employees to take charge of their health on their terms.

Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day — Women at Medavie who “Choose to Challenge”

Optional Benefits: Toward individualization

The optional benefits offered under group insurance plans can meet the needs of employees who wish to enhance their coverage.

Employee mental health during COVID-19

Learn how to improve the mental health of employees as it continues to decline in tandem with the rise of COVID-19.

Pandemic relief & community wellbeing

2020 was one of the most challenging and transformational periods in our history. Learn about our initiatives and responses to the pandemic.

Lessons learned from the pandemic

Read about lessons learned and issues impacting the health insurance industry during the pandemic from health and wellness experts.

How employers adapted to COVID-19

Learn how employers have showed exceptional leadership during COVID-19, adapting to the challenges of 2020.

Group member pharmacogenic testing

Learn how pharmacogenic testing allows members to share their test results with doctors to prescribe the safest and most effective medication.

Introducing virtual physiotherapy

Those possibilities now include virtual physiotherapy.

Fraud prevention tips for businesses

This article provides tips on protecting your business from health benefits fraud.

Managing diabetes in the workplace

Employers can play an important role in empowering employees to prevent and manage diabetes. Learn more.

Employer mental health questions

Rebecca Smith, Director of Life and Disability Health Services, answered six key questions that employers have about mental health benefits.

Online health care for Canadians

Since the launch of Connected Care on October 2, 2019, it has been bringing health care directly to our plan members and their families.

Workplace mental health

Read insights on workplace mental health and the impact of COVID-19, shared by Rebecca Smith, Director of Group Life & Disability Services at Medavie Blue Cross.

Introducing Rxperience, our new flexible drug solution

Learn about Rxperience, a flexible, cost-effective drug management solution.

Mental health disability solutions

Learn about new and innovative treatment solutions to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on mental health.

Supporting employees during COVID-19

Medavie CEO Bernard Lord discusses how Medavie has supported employees and is taking steps to prepare for the workplace of the future.

Medavie COVID-19 Response

Atlantic Business Magazine recently published an article in which Medavie CEO Bernard Lord discusses our COVID-19 response.

Costs of medication non-adherence

Learn how medication non-adherence affects health outcomes, negatively impacts health plan benefits and the healthcare system at large

COVID-19: Cybercrime to the next level

This article summarizes Medavie Blue Cross French webinar on cybercrime held on June 30, 2020 and attended by the Insurance Portal. Learn more.

Effective disability management solutions

Learn how an integrated model of care has been effective treating disability claimants with a mental health diagnosis.

Taking the pulse of benefit plans

This article provides valuable insights and fresh perspectives in informing your health benefit decisions. Learn more.

Putting plan members in the driver’s seat

This article explains how Medavie Blue Cross is putting its plan members in the driver’s seat of their health care. Learn more.

How to avoid cybercrime during COVID-19

COVID-19 has made us more vulnerable to cybercrime and what you can do to protect your organization from a cyber attack. Learn more.

Give your business a boost with employee vacation

This article explains the advantages of employee vacation for a business, including employee health and productivity.

Is your organization cyber-secure?

Medavie’s Director of Corporate Security explains how organizations can protect themselves against cyber threats during the pandemic.

Celebrating Pride 2020

We explain how Medavie is supporting the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ2S Canadians both in our organization and our communities.

Technology transforming health care

Read the key takeaways from our Insights webinar presentation, titled Let’s Get Digital: How Technology Is Transforming Health Care.

Blue Cross Top Health Benefits Provider

Canadians ranked Blue Cross as the country’s top health benefits provider. Scoring the highest among health benefit providers at number 71.

In this together: Our message of thanks

A full page letter from Medavie Blue Cross was published sharing what we’ve done to help our customers during this difficult time.

Our Approach to Chronic Pain

Rebecca Smith, Director of Group Life and Disability Services, for Medavie Blue Cross, describes our holistic approach to chronic pain.

Benefit plans for the ages

Does your benefit plan meet the needs of a multigenerational workforce? Insights to meet the preferences of today’s generation of workers.

Investing in Stronger Minds

To support mental wellbeing through the COVID-19 crisis, Medavie Blue Cross has become a sponsor of Stronger Minds by BEACON.

Nurses put the heart into health care

To celebrate National Nursing Week in Canada, May 11 to 17, Medavie Blue Cross would like to introduce two Medavie Blue Cross nursing employees.

Online Doctors is now a group benefit

Medavie Blue Cross continues to strengthen its suite of digital health offerings with a new Online Doctors group benefit.

Helping employees stay healthy and productive

We’ve a compiled a list of best practices that employers can follow to help employees work safely and effectively, during COVID-19.

Digital Health Webinar

Let’s Get Digital: Virtual Care Webinar

Importance of digital health solutions

Why is digital health important? Employees expect the same on-demand service from health providers as banks and online streaming services.

COVID-19: Navigating the “New Normal”

Join host Dave Adams, Bernard Lord & Eric Laberge in conversation as they share our organization’s pandemic response in a COVID-19 Webinar.

Ways to protect employees mental health

Medavie Blue Cross has curated a list of the top 7 ways employers can support the psychological health and safety of their employees.

How Medavie is addressing COVID-19

We’ve been continuously monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and are in regular communication with federal and provincial health authorities to ensure that we are prepared.

Gender Equality at Medavie

Medavie has been shaped by extraordinary leadership, dating all the way back to the early 1940s when a group of men and women, concerned with the cost and availability of quality health care, gathered at a lodge in Pictou, Nova Scotia....

Blue Cross named Top Brand

Coronavirus: Protecting your employees

Words to Lead by: Mental Health

Measuring the value of investing in workplace mental health

We curated research findings from CMHA and other sources to highlight the measurable value of investing in mental health resources.

Turning drug data into insights & action

Chris Goguen, Manager of Pharmacy Benefit Strategy for Medavie Blue Cross, took a deep dive into the major drug therapeutic categories that are impacting plans to uncover important trends and valuable insights for our stakeholders.

Medavie Blue Cross launches Connected Care digital health platform

Knowledge Gaps Persist: Top 10 Findings of The 2019 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey

Employers continue to underestimate the prevalence of chronic disease in the workplace, according to The 2019 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey.

Drug Trend Report 2019 (English)

On June 5 at 10am EST, join us as Chris Goguen, Manager, Pharmacy Benefit Strategy, converts data analytics into valuable insights that will help you ensure your plans are relevant and viable into the future.

Diabetes in the Workplace


Fostering a culture of wellness

Medavie Blue Cross has a coveted place in the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Blue Cross will give $160 000 over 4 years to the Dr Clown Foundation

Eric Laberge, President at Medavie Blue Cross, asserts that investing in innovative programs and solutions, like those of the Dr Clown Foundation, makes quality health care more accessible.

Mental Illness in the Workplace