Cowan Insurance Group and Novus Health Partner to Combat Rising Benefits Plan Costs

For Immediate Release

CAMBRIDGE, ON (DECEMBER 3, 2018) Cowan Insurance Group is excited to announce the launch of Cowan Health—a new Health Support service, offered in partnership with Novus Health. A three-tier health navigation platform focusing on health literacy, Cowan Health helps employees regain control of their health while simultaneously helping employers reduce costs and disability absence rates.

Today’s complex healthcare landscape often leaves Canadians struggling to find support. Poor health literacy and limited resource access, combined with long healthcare wait times, is leading to skyrocketing absenteeism rates, increased benefits utilization and, plummeting workplace productivity.

Cowan Health is a testament to our ongoing commitment to our clients to help them manage cost while creating a healthy and high performing workplace culture,” said Amelie Meilleur Vice President Health and Disability, Cowan Insurance Group. “Cowan Health gives employers an opportunity to provide employees and their dependents with comprehensive and personalized health navigation and coaching support. With easily accessed digital health tools, self-serve online resources, and the personal touch of telephonic support from specialists and coaches, Cowan Health offers the perfect mix for today’s multi-generational workforce.” Coupled with Cowan Insurance Group’s Employee Assistance Program, offered through Homewood Health, Cowan Health gives employers a powerful new way to curb benefit plan costs while improving employee health.

“We are excited to partner with Cowan Insurance Group and offer a unique program for a true health partnership with Cowan’s clients and members,” explains Pamela Kwiatkowski, Senior VP, Distribution and Client Experience, Novus Health. “Health literacy remains a key challenge for many Canadians, with online searches often leading to confusing and misleading information. Novus Health solves this challenge by providing members with relevant and reputable health content, along with personalized support and services to help them make informed health decisions.” Adds Kwiatkowski “Our approach has helped millions of Canadians, and we are looking forward to helping more people live healthier lives through our partnership with Cowan Insurance Group.”

For more information:

Bruce Borgundvaag
Director, Marketing, Communications & Digital Strategy
Cowan Insurance Group
Cambridge, ON
519-650-6363 ext. 31614
bruce.borgundvaag@cowangroup.ca

 

About Cowan Insurance Group

As a prominent Canadian-owned and operated independent insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group provides real value in insurance and risk management solutions to businesses, organizations and individuals. With close to 500 employees operating out of 12 locations across Canada, we partner with leading national and international insurance companies to advise on and create retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups. We also offer wealth and asset management as well as financial and succession planning services to individuals, and specialize in property, casualty and credit insurance. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please visit www.cowangroup.ca.

About Novus Health

Novus Health is Canada’s leader in health navigation. We deliver personalized support, reputable information, and health-related services in one single destination, using technology to help Canadians make informed health decisions. In doing so, we create value for our partners while improving their members’ and customers’ health and well-being. For more information, please visit Novus Health. You can also contact our Communications team at 1-866-789-0850, ext. 319, or at news@novushealth.com.