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Ellerca Launches Accu-Chek® + 360Care Diabetes Management Program

Medavie Blue Cross plan members gain exclusive access to an integrated digital program and coaching service that supports those at risk for, and living with, diabetes and related conditions.

Over 11 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Most of them pay over $1,500 per year for prescribed medications, devices, and supplies out-of-pocket.

Mississauga, May 10th 2021: As part of Ellerca Health’s commitment to Make the Difficult Easy, Ellerca Health (a Toronto Founder Institute portfolio company) has collaborated with both Medavie Blue Cross and Roche Diabetes Care to launch Accu-Chek® + 360Care: Your Health Coach.

Medavie Blue Cross plan members now have the opportunity to access this plan through the company’s Connected Care digital health platform.

Diabetes is a challenging chronic disease that requires consistent monitoring of nutrition and blood glucose levels, and a commitment to an often-challenging daily routine.

Our Diabetes Care Program is designed to improve the wellbeing of those living with, or at risk for, diabetes from the comfort of home. It’s part of our broader approach to enabling better, more convenient access to education and care to help those managing chronic disease, all while balancing plan costs and sustainability.

- Marc Avaria, Vice President, Product and Disability Management at Medavie Blue Cross.

About the Program:

Accu-Chek® + 360CareTM: Your Health Coach makes diabetes self-management easy. Individuals will have access to a health coaching team which includes a registered dietitian and a registered nurse trained in diabetes education. The program features a convenient app that is an available hub of support, encouragement, & accountability. With it, users will be able to track and update their health numbers, schedule appointments, check on progress towards goals, get nudges and encouragement, set-up medication reminders, and more.

We know that people living with diabetes and other chronic illnesses are looking for ways to manage their health more efficiently. By leveraging the technology, convenience, and personalized support of 360CareTM, our virtual diabetes clinic, with the Medavie Blue Cross Diabetes Care Program, we will have the opportunity to empower even more Canadians to take back control of their health.

- Daniel Yeboah, Founder & General Manager of Ellerca Health.

Benefits of the Program:

  • A complementary Accu-Chek® Guide blood glucose meter, lancing device, an initial three-month supply of test strips with automatic re-supply, available on an as-needed basis.

  • A personalized treatment plan developed based on the individual’s particular health and lifestyle needs.

  • Access to a health coaching team that includes a registered dietitian and a registered nurse trained in diabetes education.

  • Conveniently schedule appointments within the app and have video, chat or voice consultations with your nurse or dietitian on the move.

  • Real-time access to your health data, which can be shared with your primary care physician, helping to ensure that progress and efforts are communicated among your entire healthcare team.

  • Access to a concierge customer success team available Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM (EST), to help with any booking or technical issues that may arise.

  • Special Pricing for Medavie Blue Cross members.

    At Roche Diabetes Care, we are dedicated to offering integrated personalized diabetes management solutions to Canadians living with diabetes. This collaboration with Medavie Blue Cross helps further our mission to provide peace of mind to those living with diabetes, helping them worry less about their daily treatment routines and enjoy life to the fullest.

    - Jade Dagher, Head of Sub-Region Canada, Australia and New-Zealand for Roche Diabetes Care

About Ellerca Health

Based in Toronto, Canada, Ellerca Health delivers integrated digital therapy harnessing the ease and privacy of mobile technology, the predictive power of AI, and the wisdom and compassion of real human interaction.

Our mission is to improve patient care through leading technologies and innovation. Through self- management of chronic diseases, thanks to a fully supportive digital program, Ellerca Health allows patients to be in control of their treatment. Working together with patients, we aim to reduce the cost and time of reactionary treatment and focus on preventative care by reducing and eradicating symptoms of chronic conditions.

About Medavie Blue Cross

Medavie Blue Cross is a premier all-in-one carrier that provides health, dental, travel, life and disability benefits, and administers various federal and provincial government-sponsored health programs. Together with Medavie Health Services, they are part of Medavie, a health solutions partner committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians.

They are one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures and recognized as an Imagine Canada Caring Company. As a not-for-profit organization, they are proud to commit an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation to support programs and initiatives aimed at addressing some of our country's most pressing physical and mental health care challenges.

About Roche Diabetes Care

Roche Diabetes Care has been pioneering innovative diabetes technologies and services for more than 40 years. More than 5,500 employees in over 100 markets worldwide work every day to support people with diabetes and those at risk to achieve more time in their target ranges and experience true relief from the daily therapy routines.

Roche is the world's largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.

Media Contact:

For more information, contact Dean Lloyd, Head of Marketing and Communications at Ellerca Health; dean@ellerca.com, +1(289)326-4445.


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