La Capitale establishes a partnership with MindBeacon Group to support its new disability claims management approach

December 18, 2019 – La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has signed a partnership agreement with MindBeacon Group, a behavioural health provider, to complete its integrated disability claims management process, which is based on a comprehensive approach to mental health.

The agreement involves the use of MindBeacon Group’s digital therapy service, Beacon, which provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) digitally through a phone, tablet, or computer. It’s designed to help improve symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety – and it’s accessible from wherever and whenever the user is most comfortable. The therapy is guided by a registered mental health professional, to help the user develop crucial lifelong coping skills.

Eligible disability claimants will have access to a mental health therapist through a digital platform. The service, which uses the proven CBT approach to help reduce symptoms, is personalized and available 24/7, thus offering greater autonomy.

The Beacon digital therapy service for those with mental health issues is part of La Capitale’s integrated disability claims management process, which is based on a comprehensive approach to mental health.

“Many people today must overcome significant barriers to get the mental health care they need to live to their fullest potential,” says Sam Duboc, Chair and CEO of MindBeacon Group. “We’re proud to partner with La Capitale to help their plan members access evidence-based therapy in a way that overcomes barriers of affordability, wait times and stigma.”

La Capitale’s comprehensive approach to mental health

The continually rising costs associated with disability related to mental health pose a challenge for employers wishing to offer affordable, quality coverage to their employees. La Capitale’s comprehensive approach to mental health aims to promote a faster return to health and thus shorten disability periods.

This innovative integrated approach is part of La Capitale’s health and wellness continuum, which offers interventions that focus on individual participants and their specific needs.

About La Capitale

La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,600 employees and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of $7.4 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada.

About MindBeacon Group

The MindBeacon Group is committed to providing evidence-based mental health therapy that is accessible whenever and wherever it is needed. With the goal of empowering individuals to live their best lives, MindBeacon Group brings ground-breaking innovation and current clinical best practice to the development and delivery of mental healthcare. Their clinical practice began with CBT Associates, a network of Greater Toronto Area-based clinics that provides in-person and virtual care to individuals across Ontario. In 2017, the BEACON™ digital platform was introduced as the first commercially-available clinician-guided iCBT service available across Canada.

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