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Physical Well-Being

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Manulife Vitality is a wellness app that rewards you for making healthy choices. Check out Vitality for full info and to register for this voluntary program. Living healthy is one of the best investments you can make. It provides many benefits, both physical and emotional. But finding time to exercise can be hard and staying motivated can be even tougher. Manulife Vitality Group Benefits can help — by providing the guidance you need and rewarding you for living healthy. The program is available to all VIU employees with extended health care coverage. Frequently Asked Questions about Manulife Vitality.

MSK360 is a self-serve therapeutic portal which supports plan member (and eligible dependents) musculoskeletal health, at no cost. MSK360 is all about your physical health, providing the tools you need to start and maintain a healthy routine. Register for your MSK360 account to access digital content and programs. MSK360 features include body selector tool which highlights videos based on your condition; videos and programs that support work injury prevention, stretching and strengthening, and body health education and recommendations to address topics such as pain, arthritis, pre-diabetic conditions, and pre- and post-natal care. Register to access MSK360.

Advantages and Opportunities

Manulife Vitality for Group Benefits - Employee Webinar Series

Are you ready to live a healthier life and get rewarded for it? This app-based program will help you to Know Your Health, Improve Your Health and Earn Rewards. Best of all, it’s free to participate! Join a representative from Manulife to learn more about how to get the most out of the Manulife Vitality for Group Benefits app. This session is appropriate for any employee who has access to the Manulife Vitality for Group Benefits app through their employee benefits. 

Register for the Vitality for Group Benefits webinar

Teladoc Medical Experts (formerly "Best Doctors") is a healthcare consulting service available to VIU employees with extended health benefits and covered family members. Whether you are seeking an expert second opinion on a medical diagnosis, questioning surgery, need help finding the right specialist or want advice about a health issue, Teladoc Medical Experts will provide you with the answers you need to confidently move forward with your care. Eligible VIU employees and family members can call 1.877.419.2378 or fill out the Teladoc Medical Experts online form.

Phzio – Virtual Physical Therapy for Group Benefits Members: Phzio is a telehealth solution for accessing Physical Therapy, at preferred pricing. Phzio offers a virtual platform that allows physiotherapists to connect virtually with patients. Phzio offers preferred pricing to Manulife plan members, with direct billing so members pay only out-of-pocket expense not covered through their benefit plan. Features of the tool include online booking and 1-1 assessments and treatments via Phzio’s video platform. Access the Phzio service online.

Lifestyle Health Coaching – telephonic one-to-one coaching

When it comes to your health, how are you feeling? Feel like you could use a little extra help to get you where you want to be? Manulife’s Lifestyle Health Coaching service might be what you need to convert “not so good habits” into “healthy” ones. Working with a qualified professional Lifestyle Health Coach is like having a virtual trainer, nutritionist or health supporter completely dedicated to you. This program is available to all VIU employees with extended health care coverage. Contact the service by calling 1.855.584.4004 or emailing

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Home Office Ergonomics

  • Office Ergonomics Self-Assessment Tool: The MoveSafe Office Ergonomics Self-Assessment Tool will help you identify and resolve potential office ergonomic issues. Learn how to adjust and position your equipment to fit you better, and take the time to make any necessary modifications as you work your way through the assessment.
  • View this MoveSafe webinar (password: MoveSafe) to learn tactics on how to set up a home office as well as movement to keep the body  healthy.
  • Setting Up Your Home Workstation: If you are used to working with a sit-stand desk at work, here are some creative solutions that could be improvised for the home office. If you have a portable stand-up solution—or other portable ergonomic equipment such as a mouse—at the work office, you could borrow those items from VIU to use at home until staff are recalled to campus. 
  • MoveSafe Home Office Worker Guide -- everything you need to know about preparing and maintaining the body, imparting movement into the workday, preparing your work area, adapting available home furnishing to establish an ergonomic home office and learning how to sit properly, hold a mouse properly, text without neck strain, etc. 
  •  The VIU Ergonomics program includes responsibilities, risk assessment, mitigation and control as well as resources to assist employees to reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries. Virtual home workspace assessments available through VIU Health and Safety Team. Contact to request your assessment.

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Employee and Family Assistance available 24/7 at 1.800.663.1142 or visit Homewood Health.

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Thrive Here: Employee Well-Being