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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information and Links

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information and Links

This article will be updated as information is made available. Last Updated Monday, October 19, 2020.

In response to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have compiled some helpful links that provide information about the Government of Canada’s response to the virus as well as information provided by various insurance carriers.

Official COVID-19 Updates

Information about the spread of COVID-19 in Canada can be found on the Government of Canada’s website here:

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Updates

At the time of publishing, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. As such, taking personal and corporate precautionary measures is important.

Being Prepared as a Workplace

Detailed information from the WHO on getting your workplace ready for the coronavirus can be found here:

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Being prepared

Group Benefits Considerations

Travel Benefits

Group benefits travel coverages may not be valid if travelling to a country with the following travel advisories issued:

  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Avoid all travel

Any travel to a region with a travel advisory is strongly discouraged and can result in the denial of travel medical claims. Up to date information on current travel advisories issued by the Government of Canada can be found here:

Travel Advice and Advisories
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice

For more information about your group benefits travel coverage, view the links below or talk to your advisor or travel provider directly. Contact information can be found on your benefits booklet or you plan administration or plan member site.

Group Benefits Coverage Questions

Should you have any questions regarding benefit coverages, please contact your group benefits advisor, or the appropriate provider directly.

Specific Insurance Carrier Communications

For more information on insurance carrier specific coronavirus literature please see the links below.

Alberta Blue Cross


Allianz Global Assistance


Canada Life

COVID-19 Update (October 19, 2020)


COVID-19 Resource Centre

Desjardins Insurance

Desjardins FAQ for Plan members.pdf

Empire Life


Equitable Life

Short-term disability coverage for plan members in quarantine or self-isolation
Equitable Life creates guide to accessing virtual healthcare at no cost


GOeVisit Coronavirus Screening Mar 2020.pdf
GOeVisit COVID-19 vf.pdf
GOeVisit Major Announcement Covid 19 vF.pdf

Green Shield Canada

Green Shield Coronavirus FAQ.pdf
Stronger minds for all Canadians

Homewood Health

How to stay productive and motivated when working from home
iCBT Support Programs for Anxiety
COVID-19 Pandemic: Managing the Impact
COVID-19 Pandemic: Facts & General Information
COVID-19: Self-isolation and quarantine: What you need to know
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COVID-19: How to speak to children
COVID-19: Managing Stress & Anxiety
COVID-19: Virtual workplaces, the new norm (for employees)
COVID-19: Virtual workplaces, the new norm (for managers)
COVID-19 Pandemic: Managing the Impact
COVID-19: Support for First Responders, Front Line Workers and Public Facing Employees
Extending Homeweb to plan members who are losing coverage
COVID-19: Pandemic Toolkit (Customers)
COVID-19: Pandemic Toolkit (Managers)
COVID-19: Pandemic Toolkit (Employees)
COVID-19: Financial tips for your financial health
COVID-19: Increases in Domestic Violence
Wellness Together Canada
COVID-19: Managing the Impact
FREE Webinar May 6, 2020 at 12PM: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on your mental health
COVID-19: Those with family members in long-term care facilities
COVID-19: Managing the Impact (May 6, 2020)
COVID-19: Parenting during a pandemic
COVID-19: Managing the Impact (May 26, 2020)
COVID-19: Workplace Re-entry Toolkit (June 16, 2020)
COVID-19: Managing the Impact (June 30, 2020)


HumanaCare COVID-19.pdf



Medavie Blue Cross



MyCare has partnered with GOeVisit to provide virtual diagnostic screening for COVID-19
Access to COVID-19 screening for MyCare members

National HealthClaim

Answer to Questions About COVID-19 Expenses.pdf

Pacific Blue Cross

Rewarding healthy goals as we flatten the curve


RSA COVID-19 RTI Partners Communication 03132020.pdf

Sun Life

Update from Sun Life regarding COVID-19
Continuing benefits coverage during COVID-19
Helping plan members boost their mental wellness during this time




Unistar Coronavirus Bulletin - Short Term Disability Insurance.pdf
Unistar Multi Employer Trust COVID-19 - Mar 31 2020.pdf