The Co-operators announced Dec. 13 that eligible group plan members will be able to access therapist-guided, internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) through their extended health care coverage as of January. The new service will be offered through The Co-operators by Morneau Shepell.
“We’re proud to be one of the first group benefits providers to offer iCBT in our extended health care coverage,” said Conor Quinn, vice president of Group Benefits with The Co‑operators. “This is just another way for us to help make the workplace a pathway to positive mental health.”
The Co-operators is also incorporating iCBT as part of its claim management protocols for some plan members on disability leave for mental health conditions.
“We know that iCBT helps remove barriers for people who need support, whether those barriers are related to geography, cost or specific challenges with anxiety or depression,” said Adam Kelly, senior vice president, health and productivity solutions, Morneau Shepell.