Women and men, millennials and retirees, families and singles – these are the people SBIS helps every day to put in place the health insurance that fits their needs. Why? Because we know selecting the right health insurance can be challenging, but ensuring it’s in place to protect against unexpected healthcare costs is vital.
With over 300 years of combined experience working in the Canadian health and dental industry, we have access to more than 35 different plans from many major insurance companies – so we can give every customer the best chance to find a plan that suits their needs and budget.
That’s why we want you to know about a new plan option called Manulife Vitality.
Living a healthy lifestyle every day can be challenging. But every day, medical studies remind us that although it is challenging, keeping up healthy habits — eating foods that are good for us, doing regular exercise, not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, and watching how much alcohol we drink — can help us live a long life. That’s why a healthy lifestyle is key: adding on extra years and living to 80, 90 or over 100 isn’t so attractive if those years are full of health challenges.
A report on healthy lifestyle and life expectancy published in January 2020 by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reviews an almost 30-year study of men and women. The study concludes that a healthier lifestyle is associated with
- a lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, as well as mortality
- an increased total life expectancy and number of years lived free of these diseases
- a lower risk of developing multiple chronic diseases.
Improving policies and support that encourage adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle is vital to improving life expectancy and a life that is free of major chronic diseases.
Kevin L. was feeling sluggish at work and at home and decided to make a change to feel better. His insurance broker presented him with the Vitality option that rewards members for doing exercise. Kevin saw the benefit of getting his insurance with the added bonus of Vitality. He received his free tracking device and member guide and began to see his how he was progressing towards the health and lifestyle changes he wanted to make.
He set goals for his weight and for eating healthier food. He enjoyed playing the Vitality Spin to Win every week that he achieved his goals. Reviewing the online education was an easy way to get rewarded, and so was registering for events and doing activities. Kevin was surprised when he reached Platinum Vitality status and feels it’s quite an accomplishment.
See Kevin tell his story here.
If you’re feeling like Kevin did and want to make some changes, Vitality may just be the program you’re looking for. Working with the Vitality program has a domino effect towards a healthier lifestyle, and it’s not hard to do.
Manulife’s health and dental insurance coverage is affordable for you and your family and it helps take the financial risk out of taking care of your health. In fact, with Flexcare or FollowMe coverage you can be reimbursed for many routine and unexpected health-related expenses that are not covered by your government health insurance.
- Your coverage is portable, which means it goes with you as you change jobs or even if your health changes.
- It’s available no matter when you decide you need it, from age 18 when you may exit your parents’ coverage, during work transitions throughout your life, and even into your 60s and 70s.
- You can protect the ones you love and get special rates if your family has three or more children.
- You have guaranteed acceptance to continue having health and dental coverage for you and your family after your employee benefits end.
Manulife Vitality is available as an add-on to your policy for just $5 per month, and when you choose it you’ll save 5% on your premiums. As you get motivated and raise your Vitality status you may even save up to 10% on your premiums!
Want to learn more about Manulife Vitality? Check out this blog.
And if you’re ready to get started on your win-win with great health insurance and a healthier lifestyle, give us a call or visit us online.